In the 3+ years I've been working with SolidWorks, a question keeps surfacing about where SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is positioned and the minimum number of users to justify it's deployment. The answer to the latter portion is 1 or more!
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM is a tool which allows you manage your data and much more. Most companies out there require an approval process before changes are finalised or manufacturing begins. If your company is ISO certified, this process should be documented and ready to be audited at any time. Ask yourself "how do I know my manger received my design change?" or, if you are the person in charge, "why is it taking so long to make that change I emailed last week?". Maybe you should send another email or call them to check. Wouldn't it be so much easier if you were notified?
Key things you should remember about EPDM:
Easy for everyone to use, not just CAD users
Flexible to suit your requirements. Do it your way.
Search feature (to avoid scrolling through thousands of files)
Review, approval and change requests within the EPDM environment
Control all file formats
Track Document history and changes made
Protect designs from theft or accidental overwriting
Ensure the right people get the right data at the right time
All of which equal time savings and increased security for your product. Check out even more reasons why you should use SolidWorks EPDM by clicking below