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SOLIDWORKS PDM Implementation

Implementation Services for SOLIDWORKS PDM

Cadtek Systems has been implementing data management solutions for our customers for over 25 years. The Cadtek SOLIDWORKS PDM team is widely respected for its expertise, flexibility, and the ability to exceed expectations.

We have completed over 70+ implementations of SOLIDWORKS PDM from single users all the way to 50 plus user, multi-site implementations and everything in between. Our dedicated group of SOLIDWORKS PDM engineers have over 200 man years’ of experience. Their focus is solely on supporting and implementing SOLIDWORKS PDM.

SOLIDWORKS® Product Data Management (PDM) products manage and synchronize your design data across your entire enterprise with a single, easily deployable solution tightly integrated with all SOLIDWORKS applications. By leveraging a secure vault, you can extend the access to your 3D design environment and associated files, for all participants from engineering through manufacturing. This enables everyone involved in your projects to share information and collaborate on designs, while automatically protecting your intellectual property with the automated version and revision control systems.

The fastest way to implement Product Data Management

Our SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional FASTSTART Program, is a proven implementation methodology using industry-standard best practices to enable your company to smoothly and efficiently launch your PDM (Product Data Management) system. With this approach you can gain the benefits of a PDM system and start realizing return of investment in the shortest amount of time.

FASTSTART Program Objectives

  • Establish a secure centralised PDM vault
  • Eliminate manual SOLIDWORKS file management tasks by providing automated revision control and automated SOLIDWORKS file reference management.
  • Capture design release process with built in workflows, revision control and user authorisation access control.
  • Facilitate and support users working on the same SOLIDWORKS design projects.
  • Eliminate wasted time by providing search tools, built in previews and where used reports.
  • Expert advice and guidance for the end users when PDM is put into production use.


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A pre-configured implementation for PDM Standard or Professional, designed for new SOLIDWORKS customers, single users, experienced PDM users or customers with no SOLIDWORKS legacy data.

FASTSTART Assist Program

A pre-configured implementation for PDM Standard or Professional, designed for existing SOLIDWORKS customers with a requirement to manage their existing SOLIDWORKS design projects in a SOLIDWORKS PDM vault.


Cadtek’s SOLIDWORKS Health Check service offers an easy way to assess the quality of existing SOLIDWORKS CAD data. By quantifying the scale of existing data integrity issues, our health check can help justify the need for, and use of SOLIDWORKS PDM to provide better CAD data management processes and tools. Better still, the data collected during a health check can be used as the basis for an automated data migration.
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Migration Services for SOLIDWORKS PDM

When customers need to upgrade from legacy PDM systems such as SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM, MaxxDB, SmarTeam or one of several other older systems we can make sure that all of the data is transferred from one system to the other seamlessly and accurately, with the same integrity in SOLIDWORKS PDM.

Custom Tools for SOLIDWORKS PDM

As with all SOLIDWORKS products, Cadtek has the engineering staff who can create custom programs for automation or unique needs that are not met in the out-of-the-box configuration of SOLIDWORKS PDM.

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