What is Product Data Management (PDM)?

Product Data Management Definition

Product data management (PDM) is a system for storing, archiving, and managing product engineering designs. PDM provides a data repository for mechanical designs by allowing multiple engineers to collaborate, share files, control the checkout and check-in processes, and eliminate overwriting any version of the design accidentally. PDM tools are primarily used by mechanical engineering teams to coordinate efforts with each other during the work-in-progress or design phase.