Bewertet am 19.7.2018
A complete business rev control and process management system
Kommentare: Rev control, file management, business process management, ease of use.
Vorteile: The greatest advantage to this software is the level of customization that is possible. I have developed the workflow tool in our business to support not only Engineering-centric processes - but also Quality, Operations and even Purchasing/Accounting processes are supported.
Nachteile: Some elements of the development interface take a little patience and a bit of getting used to. There are several dialog boxes in the development area that don't support copy and paste, or select all (Ctrl+A), etc. You get used to working around these elements, but I'd like to see these features added.
Bewertet am 20.12.2018
Solidworks PDM review
Kommentare: Overall SolidWorks PDM has been helpful to our organization. We migrated a large legacy CAD database into PDM, and also use it presently to track releases, review, and organize CAD design data.
Vorteile: Solidworks PDM is a good piece of version control software, with some hiccups. Overall, I like the UI and navigation tools. I like how edrawings has a built in widget of sorts that allows users to preview files in full 3D before opening and editing parts. I also like how easy it is to navigate assemblies and easily see which parts an assembly contains, or where a given part is used. The history tool is also very useful for viewing the changelist and tracking dates of changes, etc. In general I like how PDM interfaces cleanly with the windows navigator UI, and prefer to use the tool in this way as opposed to operating it within SolidWorks why the program is running.
Nachteile: Some aspects of the software are not very user friendly. In particular version numbers (as opposed to revision numbers) can be buggy. It's not always clear when a new version is created or pushed to the server, especially in the case of concurrent users. In some cases I've found that a colleague has created a new version that I do not see until I prompt a version get. However, other times in the same situation I find that I am up to date on the version without having to perform a get. Likewise, when sending PDM notifications to a colleague as in flagging a file for review, etc, the notification does not reliably show up in a user's inbox. Granted some of this may be due to our individual deployment / network issues. Additionally, there is far less documentation and info out there for SolidWorks PDM as there is for general SolidWorks usage. As such, we've had to go to our re-seller with issues, which can be inefficient and makes users reliant on their given re-seller's knowledge base to learn the tool.
Bewertet am 11.1.2020
Good tool for CAD data management
Kommentare: Team has achieved higher productivity using this tool
Vorteile: SolidWorks PDM is a robust tool when it comes to manage the CAD data being creating on the CAD software like SolidWorks. The best thing about this tool is its easy user interface and it works seamlessly fine with the SolidWorks platform. When you are creating a lot of parts and assemblies then it becomes very tough for the users to manage and track the information like the versions, revisions, etc. Therefore it is imperative to use this tool for better productivity.
Nachteile: Can't say much about here, because this is really a great tool to manage the data information. The price is also justice.
Bewertet am 20.6.2019
Very slow and not intuitive
Vorteile: It gets the job done and makes document control nice but it is not easy to use and is very cumbersome and slow. But it does manage the documents very well.
Nachteile: Very slow, cumbersome, not intuitive, and is hard to get documents through because of how slow it is!
Bewertet am 30.11.2018
Great Database for Drawings
Kommentare: Solidworks PDM has been nice to utilize for file management. We are able to keep things organized, have our workflows to deal with the Engineering process, Document Management process, and Management Process for approvals and such, and still have the files available to the rest of the company to utilize in the manner that they need to.
Vorteile: The best thing about PDM is that it integrates fully with Windows and Solidworks itself. That way, someone that does not have Solidworks can open the files with a viewer and work with them in the way they need, but someone that has Solidworks can open it directly in Solidworks to edit and change the file as needed.
Nachteile: It is not so easy to integrate with any other type of software. We would like to provide a link to a drawing in our Inventory Management database, so that it will open the latest version of the drawing for a particular part, and it is not so easy to link them.
Bewertet am 10.8.2017
Extremely Customizable, fits almost any business model.
Kommentare: We are supporting key business processes throughout the organization with this tool. Any process that relies on forms, visibility, approval loops and audit trails can be handled by PDM.
Vorteile: The ability to quickly and easily create workflows to match your specific processes is the best feature. We have adapted this tool not only to support Engineering processes and Quality processes, but it supports Planning, Production, Marketing and even Purchasing. If you want to buy something, you initiate the request from PDM.
Nachteile: Historically, PDM has had some fairly generic tools for the notification system and its error messages should be more specific. To be told that a document doesn't meet the conditions of a transition request without an indicator of what the failure point was is a bit harsh, but it's my understanding that this will change in 2018. Can' wait.
Bewertet am 17.6.2019
Manages files well
Kommentare: In my opinion PDM is essential if you have multiple users working on the same files. Prior to installing PDM we would often have files that would be accidentally overwritten. The where used functionality is also great for evaluating how part changes will impact other assemblies.
Vorteile: Does a good job of managing files that are being worked on by multiple users. viewer client allows non SW users to view files
Nachteile: Initial setup can be difficult and require knowledge you only get after you have user the tool
Bewertet am 13.6.2018
Software is excellent when making corrective reviews of the designs presented
Kommentare: Another indisputable benefit is the availability of the list of materials, it is excellent when manufacturing is necessary to modify the design due to lack of specific material.
Vorteile: What I like most about this software is that it synchronizes the design data and saves it to me securely. In addition to the time, the great time that allows me to save by reusing parts or elements designed in advance and that I can redesign because it is stored in the files, the main advantage being the visualization by the windows explorer which avoids having to open each file to know what it is.
Nachteile: In reference to this software, there are no negative aspects that stand out according to the functionalities offered. That is to say, the control of revision of the designs is an excellent option at the same time that I can share the designs in a more efficient way, to elevate the level of the design and to dedicate more time to innovate in them and not to remake mechanical elements that already I had done one once.
Bewertet am 18.8.2018
software for engineers
Kommentare: I have used this software for engineers to design mechanical parts such as a camshaft. with my experience on this program I would say that it is much easier and can be modeled by guaranteeing the quality and operation of your designs before committing to manufacture them. This software is made up of three modules: piece, assembly and drawing.
Vorteile: there are multiple programs to design in engineering but this is one of the software used in mechanical engineering, aeronautics and industrial, is a program for these students of these related careers develop, model parts and assemblies and extract from them both technical and other types of information necessary for production.
Nachteile: What I like least about this software is that users must have a 64bit computer to be able to use solidwork from 2015 to the current year
Bewertet am 24.11.2018
Kommentare: I've used three PDM devices and this takes the cake by far. PDM enterprise is the most accurate and easiest to use. Choose the blueberry.
Vorteile: Very easy to use and searches are very helpful and accurate.
Nachteile: Could be slow at times. Large registries can take forever.
Bewertet am 5.12.2017
Use the program for central control and distribution of documents. Solid performance and stability
Kommentare: Drawing control, design access, revision control
Vorteile: Ease of deployment. Allows use within the Windows Explorer interface with document printing and preview within the windows. This eases the user adaption of the product. Our usage is primarily for drawing and model sharing in an environment of approximate 100 users. The controlled access has been key to our revision control process. Our users also enjoy the ability to preview the documents without opening the creating programs - Acrobat, Solidworks, or AutoCad as examples. For Solidworks models, zooming and rotating the view within preview window is also very powerful.
Nachteile: Initial launch can be 15 to 30 seconds. After that the usage is very quick. Unsure about interface on Windows 10 as our environment is currently Win 7.
Bewertet am 1.8.2018
I use SolidWorks every day for my job as a Design Engineer and Enterprise PDM keeps everyone synched
Kommentare: Collaborate and synchronized data for SolidWorks drawings and solid models.
Vorteile: SolidWorks is easily the most used software by engineers at my company. Because so much of our work is collaborative or builds off of previous models having Enterprise PDM is essential. Everything is easy to find and everyone can access the same base parts to make sure that all of our products are uniform. It's quick, it's easy, and it helps me make sure my projects are made correctly.
Nachteile: It can be complicated, like much of SolidWorks everything is not intuitive at first glance, but this dissipates over time and constant use.
Bewertet am 28.11.2018
Very useful PDM software
Kommentare: Very good software for watching over the life cycle of the product.
Vorteile: It can allow simple monitoring of the complete documentation of a certain product. Even people without particular engineering knowlege can easlily learn and use this software. It can be adjusted to the specific needs of the company. It enables team work for engineers, simple tracking of revisions, documents and leading project documentation.
Nachteile: Document searching is sometimes difficult. Bady desinged property cards can make work very difficult.
Bewertet am 7.6.2017
I used this program to access our stored and shared design files. Have been using 3 years.
Kommentare: Design control of share design resources.
Vorteile: Control of access to the designs, especially during the revision process is very strong. I like that the program prevents accidental release of the incorrect version of a design. Visual preview of the design and bill of materials is also great.
Nachteile: First loading the program for first use of the day can be quite slow. Agonizingly so. Once the program is loaded, the lookup speed could definitely be better. When starting program too, it too often is waiting to load the latest versions of files.
Bewertet am 29.7.2018
Solidworks is the program that I have used for 5 years to teach the industrial drawing class.
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Kommentare: I have been able to teach my students how to do simulations of detailed drawings of mechanical parts. I have also used the software to design a machine to assemble bamboo panels used in the construction industry.
Vorteile: What I like most is that it is a program is used very easily. The software allows to simulate the behavior of mechanical parts, which is of great help when making a design.
Nachteile: What displeases me about the program is that the library of materials and screws is a bit limited, and the materials do not always look real.
Bewertet am 11.5.2017
Some aspects are frustrating and confusing, but much better than trying to manage parts on my own.
Vorteile: Our file system has been a mess. Using this product has helped us to keep track of our designs much better, especially by requiring that the files are in the system before the parts can be prototyped. EPDM is the only way to go!
Nachteile: I don't like not being able to go back to previous designs without messing up my assemblies. The prompts are not intuitive and I have lost file information by choosing wrong.
Bewertet am 8.1.2019
A must for for engineering efficiency.
Kommentare: The age old engineering problem of borrowing parts from a mixture of folders and not being able to easily know where certain parts have been used to gauge the effect of a revision. Alternatively, having multiple copies of the same part for no good reason other than to isolate it to the current project.
Vorteile: It's integration into the local filesystem to look and behave like a local folder.
Nachteile: It's high initial cost, setup and yearly license subscription.
Bewertet am 11.5.2017
Industrial Designer with over 15years experience. My current company uses PDM.
Vorteile: I like that each part is automatically given a new rev without having to do it manually. Updating parts in assemblies with a newer version is easy.
Nachteile: When searching for files I have to start at the beginning each time. Once I exit a folder and try to access another folder that folder doesn't show its contents. The folder is empty. I have to start at the beginning of EPDM and then the files will show up.
Bewertet am 24.4.2018
Easy to use for drafting and engineering professionals
Vorteile: The software is easy to use and there are many robust tools and the functionality is great. It works great for drawing up parts for manufacturing.
Nachteile: Complex grid valve array with a huge number of mates in it was stable in older versions. If you open in it 2018 it is no longer stable and produces problems. Too many mouse clicks are required for 'ARE YOU SURE' boxes popping up.
Bewertet am 8.8.2017
A Solid Solution for Small to Mid Sized Companies
Vorteile: The addition of customized workflows improves ability to make SolidWorks PDM fit within the company's procedures. It has allowed nearly seamless work sharing on large complicated assemblies. The greatest asset that PDM offers us is consistent storage and organization - making components and sub assemblies easy to find and easy to determine correct revisions/versions of files. Overall, it is one of the cheapest solutions with lots of options for configuration. I would highly recommend it.
Nachteile: Setup can be a bit complicated and confusing. While there are videos and documentation walking you through most of the installation steps - knowing how to setup custom workflows, variables, and data cards can be a frustrating event. Having a consultant setup the PDM can be really expensive, but there are lots of proprietary knowledge that's necessary to really grasp custom configuration. The software itself is not as straight forward as I'd like to see - especially understanding the nuances of versions and revisions.
Bewertet am 16.10.2018
Solidworks ePDM Basic tool of modern company
Kommentare: Basic tool of modern company
best way to track and menage documentation, reviews, version and modifications on 3d models.
very complex setup process, but in the end it worth it.
smart way of name coding
very complex setup process, but in the end it worth it.
too complex process of creating cards, custom design properties, check in/out
Bewertet am 11.10.2017
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM organizes all of our files.
Vorteile: It allows us to manage the life cycle of our SolidWorks parts and libraries as well as managing our related documents. The support offered by SolidWorks is second to none.
Nachteile: The initial cost is relatively steep, but it does offer a more than competitive feature set. From the administration side, it does require someone with SQL and Windows server experience, which could be a challenge for a small team. Although, it is easy enough to get training and support from your SolidWorks VAR.
Bewertet am 18.7.2017
Very helpful with file management and revision control
Kommentare: document control
Vorteile: reduces duplication and tracks changes well. It also gives the ability to go back and view past revisions.
Nachteile: it makes the process of creating new parts and assemblies ridged. So if you ever need to make something quick and dont need the structure then it can be a definite set back. but for the most part that is the point of the software.
Bewertet am 15.8.2018
Vorteile: the most useful application for modeling 3D parts. Solidworks allows me to design parts in detail with small error margins, besides this it allows me to extract the construction drawings of these pieces quickly, including all the information necessary for their manufacture.
Nachteile: Some of the problems I've had have been because of the compatibility between different versions of the software. During the use of the program I have had problems but the help window of the software has been useful to solve them.
Bewertet am 31.12.2018
Powerful tool for advance engineering
Kommentare: Overall, it is a great software just need a proper training.
Vorteile: Solid works has a deep learning curve. Once you get past the curve you can create powerful simulations. The software do make things easy.
Nachteile: I used solid works a lot during my engineering classes. It is a really powerful tool to create simulations and designs. It has great user interface making it easy to move between CAD models and simulation. I do find using the plugins a little troublesome.