Product data management centralises design data and engineering processes in one location, saving time and effort for all involved in the product lifecycle. You can quickly find and re-use files, track revisions, collaborate and share product data beyond engineering to improve downstream processes and workflows.
Webinar: Why use PDM with PLM?
In this webinar, we will cover new product development workflows that speed up time to market; automated change request and change order processes; item and bill of materials management to reduce errors and improve collaboration; preventing and responding quickly to quality issues; and staying connected 24/7 to your global supply chain.
Improve design workflows and data sharing beyond engineering
Work efficiently with accurate, timely data and collaborate with others.
Central source of organised data for collaboration
Ensure people are working with the most up-to-date information in a system that automatically tracks changes, maintains past file versions and captures the entire history of designs and product data.
Control what people can access and edit based on their roles
Use check-in and check-out to prevent overwritten work
Perform automatic backups to prevent data loss
Connecting people, processes and data
Centralised product data is available within and beyond engineering, which eliminates bottlenecks and improves product lifecycle processes. You can manage all file types and any information related to a product with PDM, including documents, spreadsheets, images, PDFs, CAD data and associated metadata.
Provide access to the files and information everyone needs
Automate data transfer between departments and business systems
Collaborate across departments, divisions and geographies
Share data with customers, manufacturing suppliers and design contractors
Concurrent design and faster product development
Work without interruption with seamless integration between your Autodesk design tools and product data management. Product data in a single system allows cross-functional teams to design concurrently without overwriting files – as opposed to sharing product information through email, spreadsheets and other isolated, manual methods that lead to lost data.
Quickly find and re-use data so you don’t have to start from scratch
Track changes, revisions and design history automatically as you work
Gain time with intelligent geometric data search functionality
See what else you can do with PDM
Create engineering BOMs
Create an engineering BOM derived from CAD design data to effectively track and communicate across departments the details of how a product was functionally designed.
Reduce errors and delays
Connect engineering BOMs with other departments and business systems for greater efficiencies and to avoid manual entries which can lead to errors, poor quality and delays.
Drive more standardisation
Provide CAD administrators with customisable tools to help enforce organisational standards on data creation, review and release processes, as well as industry standards like ISO 9000 and RoHS.
Discover more benefits of product lifecycle management by taking a PLM business assessment.