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Arena Solutions and xLM Solutions Release Automated Integration Between Arena PLM and SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

Thanks to Arena and xLM Solutions, companies can create and publish parts, files and bills of materials (BOMs) to Arena PLM from within the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional user interface (UI), which eliminates the need to switch applications and enables engineers to continue working within SOLIDWORKS, simplifying the design process and improving productivity. In addition, because the data flow is automated, this integration avoids the mistakes that are typically introduced through manually exporting and importing information, and also eliminates the drudgery of data entry.

“At xLM, we specialize in providing exactly these kinds of PLM services,” said Marc Young, managing partner at xLM Solutions.

With this integration, organizations that use SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional can gain all the benefits of Arena Solutions’ cloud-based PLM without requiring their engineers to leave either of their original environments in order to enter data into Arena PLM. Data transfer between the two applications happens automatically. That’s a huge time savings, providing increased productivity and cleaner data.”

“It’s never been easier for a SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional customer to use Arena PLM,” said Steve Chalgren, EVP of Product Management and Chief Strategy Officer at Arena. “With Arena, customers get a solution that scales easily as the business grows, requires no software or hardware to install and makes it simple and affordable to connect and communicate with the entire supply chain about the product. Arena enables our customers to reduce scrap, improve margins and speed time to market. With this integration, the Arena PLM solution has become even more valuable to customers.”

About xLM Solutions

xLM Solutions is a provider of end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) services and solutions including requirements analysis, solution installation, configuration, customization, support and maintenance. A team of highly qualified professionals caters to the PLM needs of its clients in diverse industries with varied technologies. For more information visit or contact

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About Arena Solutions

Pioneer of cloud-based PLM, Arena’s suite of PLM and supply chain solutions enable engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, streamline their supply chain, improve margins, and collapse time to market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena’s PLM applications simplify bill of materials (BOM) and change management for organizations of all sizes, and the company has been ranked as a Top 10 PLM provider and Top 5 Supplier Collaboration solution. Arena also holds a spot on National Association for Business Resources’ “San Francisco’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” List for 2015. For more information, please visit:

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