Product data management (PDM) is a software system used to manage and store product data and files. A PDM system is used to manage the data and files associated with a product throughout its lifecycle, from inception to obsolescence.
The PDM system stores product data and files in a central database. The product data includes information such as the product name, description, design files, manufacturing data, bills of materials, and so on. The PDM system provides controlled access to the product data and files. This controlled access ensures that only authorized users can view or edit the data and files.
A PDM system can be used by a single user or by a team of users. A PDM system is typically used by engineering and design teams, but it can also be used by other teams such as marketing, sales, and manufacturing.
A PDM system can be used to track the changes made to the product data and files. This tracking capability is important for maintaining the integrity of the product data and for understanding the impact of changes.
A PDM system can be used to generate reports. Reports can be generated for a variety of purposes, such as to track the progress of the product development, to