SOLIDWORKS Management and Data Collaboration Software

Enhance product development with best-in-class data collaboration tools from SOLIDWORKS. Access your stored data from anywhere and anytime in a protected environment. Additionally, allow stakeholders to communicate, make changes, and create based on real-time data.

Data Management and Collaboration with SOLIDWORKS Cloud PDM

With SOLIDWORKS’ collaboration and data management products, integrate your people, product information, and applications in a collaborative, cloud-based environment.

  • Leverage integrated editing and version management tools
  • Get feedback from stakeholders in a digital environment efficiently
  • Collaborate on designs with the ability to access product data from anywhere on any device
  • Encourage collaboration with user-created dashboards and communities

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SOLIDWORKS Collaboration


Collect and organize product data to improve team collaboration, spur innovation, and streamline product development in a cloud-based environment.

  • Encourage innovation with collaboration and sharing tools for SOLIDWORKS and product data
  • Connect stakeholders, suppliers, and customers for secure collaboration anytime, anywhere
  • Encourage collaboration with user-created dashboards and communities
  • Efficiently share 3D models with CAD and non-CAD users

On-Premises Data Management

Organizations can manage product data and associated files securely and efficiently with SOLIDWORKS PDM, allowing engineers to focus on innovation.

  • Eliminate manual tasks with automation and increase productivity
  • Easily manage revisions and conduct Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) with ease
  • Connect teams for enhanced collaboration
  • Receive feedback more effortlessly than ever with collaboration products from SOLIDWORKS

On-Premises Data Management
Project Planner Datasheet


Leverage data to improve your decision-making, allowing you to set project priorities, enhance productivity and improve process efficiency. You can sharpen your company’s competitive advantage by optimizing the planning process.

  • Real-time industry news gives you increased insights
  • Keep projects on task by leveraging project and task management tools that automatically optimize activities

SOLIDWORKS PDM Comparison Matrix

The Professional and Premium versions of SOLIDWORKS come with SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, which has fewer features than SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. Both SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard and Premium are fully compatible, allowing for a seamless upgrade experience.

Take a look at the chart below to compare PDM Standard and Professional.

Feature SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional
DraftSight Add-in Y Y
SOLIDWORKS Electrical Integration Y
AutoCAD Add-in Y
Inventor Add-in Y
Pro/E Connector Y
Solid Edge File Support Y
Microsoft Office Add-in Y
eDrawings Preview Y Y
eDrawings Professional Y
CAD Editor Client Y Y
Contributor Client Y Y
Viewer Client Y Y
Notifications - PDM Inbox (Database) Y Y
Notifications - Email (SMTP) Y
Web Client Y
External Viewer Integration Y
Multi-Document Preview Y
Integrated Search Tool Y Y
Dedicated Search Tool Y
Content Searching (Indexing) Y
Search Favorites Y
Multiple Workflows Limited to 1 Y
Workflow States Limited to 10 Y
Revision Schemes Limited to 2 Y
Multiple Transitions (1) Y
Transition Actions (2) Limited Y
Parallel Approvals Y
Automated Tasks Y
Automated Data Import/Export Y
File Categories Y
Version Labels Y Y
Templates Y
Serial Numbers Y
Version Free Variables Y
Offline Mode Y Y
Report Generator Y
Named Bill of Materials (BOM) Y
Menu and Toolbar Customization Y
Application Programming Interface (API) Y
Custom Add-in Support Y
Dispatch Macros Y
SQL Express Support Y
SQL Standard Support Y
Multi-Site Replication Y
Active Directory and LDAP Login Y
Central Card Lists (3) Y
Data Card Input Formulas Y
Paste Shared Links Y
View Private State Files (4) Y