SOLIDWORKS PDM License Types and Users [Infographic]

Understanding the Different SOLIDWORKS License Options and Who Should Use Them

Choosing to use SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) is an easy decision. SOLIDWORKS PDM’s range of applications provides everyone in your business – from the front office, to designers, to the shop floor – with improved efficiency, workflow, and data control. Who wouldn’t want to optimize their efforts across every department? Still, does James in Accounting need the same functionality as Andersen in Engineering? I’m guessing that’s a hard NO.

Your accounting department needs to easily view the Bill of Materials, not the ability to design a new product! And your project manager, Jennifer, needs to view and approve your designs, but she doesn’t need to bog her systems down with full SOLIDWORKS functionality. This is why SOLIDWORKS PDM has three different license types – Editor, Contributor, and Viewer.

Assigning the right SOLIDWORKS License type can also be an easy decision. Just use our infographic to determine the best SOLIDWORKS PDM License type for everyone on your team. Still need some help? DesignPoint’s team of experts are ready to assist.