3D CAD Software

Collaborating, sharing knowledge and re-using data are critical to your success. But sharing often means wasting time searching for the right data. It means risking data loss when you accidentally overwrite files with older versions. It means wasting money when manufacturing uses the wrong version of a file. SOLIDWORKS PDM is full of 3D CAD and 3D design software for 3D visualization, modeling, and other 3D design tasks.



SOLIDWORKS PDM software lets you create an efficient, scalable database with built-in safeguards against losing or overwriting data. It stores both CAD models and supporting documents, such as text and graphic documents and emails, in an repository that's easy to use. It also scales to accommodate growing amounts of data. SOLIDWORKS PDM can help you


  • Collaborate across multiple offices, multiple time zones and even multiple continents 
  • Reuse standard parts data cost-efficiently, rather than recreating them from scratch 
  • Ensure your team has immediate access to the latest product data available 
  • Save time and simplify searching through files and designs for the right data 
  • Streamline workflows, improve performance and cut costs enterprise-wide

A solution for any size business

SOLIDWORKS PDM comes in two versions to serve the needs of different sized design groups: SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM and SOLIDWORKS Workgroup PDM.



Have we designed anything like this before? Do we still have the CAD models? Is there any documentation? Who worked on it and when? Shouting across the room to ask one of these common questions doesn’t work when that person is a thousand miles and three time zones away.


It doesn’t take a huge corporation to amass large design data archives. With the pace of product development today, just a few engineers can quickly create gigabytes of design data. It's easy for files to get lost or misplaced.