CISS PDM is a software solution for product structure management integrated into SolidWorks
With CISS PDM, you can assemble and manage the structures of several different CAD programs in one product structure tree.
Easy management of product structures and components
CISS PDM software allows you to manage SolidWorks’ native product structures and their 3D compositions, 3D models, and drawings with part lists. CISS PDM efficiently handles all document and information management throughout the organization, and thus a separate document management software is not needed.
Seamless communication between CISS applications
CISS PDM has all the document management features included in CISS Office, such as workflows, version control, permissions, etc. Due to the shared database all CISS applications have, all of them work seamlessly together.
Clear document and version management
Versions and subversions of SolidWorks files and reference files are managed automatically. You can revert to an older version of a file at any time and continue working from there. It is also possible to freeze the version of the product structure. From the 3D structure info card, you can check to whom this particular version of the structure or earlier versions have been delivered. SolidWorks’ 3D structures and 2D drawing structures can also be managed in DWG / PDF format.
CAD compatibility and ERP integration
In addition to SolidWorks, CISS PDM software is integrated and compatible with MicroStation, AutoCAD and Inventor. With CISS PDM, you can assemble and manage the structures of several different CAD programs in the same product structure tree. CISS PDM is also integrated into multiple ERP and financial management systems.
Secure and light web access
Using CISS PDM in a web environment does not differ in any way from normal office use. You can continue working from home with the same interface, and a separate VPN is not needed. CISS PDM is able to make CAD structures lighter, so managing lightened structures in a web environment would be faster. The level of security is comparable to the level of security used by banks.
Powerful and versatile search function
In addition to searching for metadata, the software can also retrieve data from within the SolidWorks file and from part lists. With the versatile search criteria, you can specify that only configurations or 2D drawings are searched for at this time. The search can be performed with any unique search term or, for example, by date range.
Ready-made templates and Excel reporting
You can use our ready-made templates or save your own. Templates are not limited to files, but can include a project or a folder structure. Excel is used for reporting. There are also ready-made report templates that allow you to print the necessary reports at your convenience. Single and mass print functions are available.
In addition to native SolidWorks files, CISS PDM displays PDF, DWG and DXF files directly in the preview window without the need to open the program. It is also possible to fill in the metadata of an image without SolidWorks.
Component tree for component management
The company’s own and standard components are managed in the component tree. No matter which CAD program you use, the component remains the same. Only the file or 3D model contained in the component changes according to the CAD program. The CISS PDM software has more than 12,000 EN standard compliant components. The component collection we maintain supports the component collection standardization, and enables the simultaneous use of standards from different countries and own component collections.
Tree structure for product structure management
The tree structure for product management in CISS PDM is similar to SolidWorks, so it is easy to figure out which models are directly related to each other. You can add any kinds of files to the product structure, for example photos, emails, etc. The part list can also be edited directly in the CISS PDM interface.
More good features
- Integration to Office and Outlook is possible
- Visual document workflow tracking and management
- Works with all SolidWorks versions
- Import 3D structures with a single command
- Available for multiple languages (Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian and Chinese)
We are ready to fulfill our customers' wishes quickly if the need for additional features arises!