Cloud Hosted CAD
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We ensure your CAD data is secure and accessible to distributed teams.
Speed to Market
We help you get up and running quickly to realize maximum ROI.
Why Converge Design?
Our mission is to drive alignment between Engineering & IT teams. We ensure a mutual understanding of your SOLIDWORKS setup, allowing your engineers to focus on product design and development while working uniformly with internal, external, and globally distributed teams. We will guide you through a digital transformation to increase productivity, improve product quality, and meet global competitive challenges.
We offer you a choice between hosted solutions to help you start your journey to the Cloud. Our goal is to empower your engineering team to work remotely, collaborate seamlessly, and deliver quality products to market faster while eliminating IT constraints, reducing administrative burdens, and improving security.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does SOLIDWORKS PDM do?
At its core, SOLIDWORKS PDM (Product Data Management) is a computerized system that helps organizations manage and store their product design and engineering data. It provides an efficient way to store, organize, analyze, and track changes to product data.
What is product data management's (PDM) role?
Product Data Management (PDM) is a centralized system that stores and manages product-related data in a secure environment. It enables the efficient tracking of design and engineering data, improving collaboration and accuracy throughout the product development process.
What are the differences between PLM and PDM?
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a more comprehensive system than Product Data Management (PDM). PLM covers the entire product lifecycle from concept to retirement, while PDM focuses solely on product design and engineering data.
What are some of the advantages of using cloud-based CAD?
Cloud-based CAD offers many advantages, including scalability, cost savings, improved collaboration, and access to the latest technologies. It also allows designers to work remotely and provides a secure platform for data storage and management.
What is the difference between cloud-based CAD and cloud-hosted CAD?
Cloud-based CAD is Software as a Service (SaaS) and it runs completely in the cloud in a multi-tenant environment where each client gets their own tenant or space. The interface is browser based. Cloud-hosted CAD is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and requires installation of the desktop product on a server in a secure hosting environment. The user interface for the desktop application is the same in both the cloud environment and the desktop environment, but now the local application is more available for remote collaboration.
Is SOLIDWORKS PDM considered a good PDM?
Yes, SOLIDWORKS PDM is considered a good PDM choice for most organizations. It is a reliable and comprehensive solution that offers an efficient way to manage product data and help organizations streamline the product development process.
Why is PDM important for an organization?
Product Data Management (PDM) is essential for organizations that need to manage and store product design and engineering data. It provides a secure and efficient way to store, organize, analyze, and track changes to product data. PDM also helps to improve collaboration and accuracy throughout the product development process.
What is the cost of SOLIDWORKS PDM?
A SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional CAD Editor Network License starts at $2,285 as a starting point. Subscribing to this license annually costs $621 and provides access to technical support, upgrades, and many other benefits.
How do I get the most out of SOLIDWORKS PDM?
Converge Design recommends the following steps to get the most out of SOLIDWORKS PDM. First, assess your organization's current product development processes and data management needs. Next, establish a well-defined PDM system that meets those needs. Finally, ensure proper training for all users to maximize efficiency and productivity. Contact Converge Design for more information about SOLIDWORKS PDM.