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.

Additional Information

Product data management often includes the management of the following information:

  • Brand Name
  • Part or Item Number and Description
  • Vendor or Supplier
  • Vendor or Supplier Part or Item Number and Description
  • Units of Measure
  • Schematics
  • Material Data-Sheets
  • Pricing

FAQs

What's the difference between PLM and PDM?

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What is the difference between PDM and PIM?

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What are the primary benefits of PDM?

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