Dear SE users,
While looking for PDM solutions for Solid Edge, I was wondering if edge plm is the only solution specific to SE.
And my second question is : Do Solidworks PDM solutions also match with SE environment?
and whats about the Build In Data Management capabilities?
If they are not functional enaough You can upgrade to Insight.
But - depending on what Your needs will be, how many seats of SE You have to serve, the BuildIn DM functions are not so bad, and what we have seen in the sneak previews for ST10 the will be enhanced too.
I would recommend that you first look at the solutions that we (Siemens) develop and certify for Solid Edge - our built-in data Solid Edge management capabilites, and for more complex requirements Teamcenter. Links to more information and demo videos for both of these are here:
Then you can always look at our partner solutions:
Some of these are also developed for SolidWorks - but I would look for a solution that has been integrated specifically with Solid Edge (like those on this list)
@PaulyD If you are set on a 3rd party PDM tool, be aware that the link @DavidChadwick gave you is a small list of all available PDM partners. You can find more in the following link but be aware it lists all partners not just PDM ones...
we continue to support Insight but our deveopment efforts are more focused around built-in data management and Teamcenter - so for new Solid Edge users we recommend they look first at these solutions
Quite a radical difference in level of sophistication between those two - BiDM and TC.
@bshand I noticed the lack of emphasis on Insight and SE4SP also. The fact that the BiDM could conceivably do about everything Insight can do since Insight's claim to fame was Indexed properties and free (given the right SE license) and also that SE4SP was Sharepoint based and did everything Insight should have been able to do, it's understandable that Insight might go into "maintain" mode... But I'm guessing there is a pretty big jump in pricing, functionality, and complexity going from SE4SP to TeamCenter unless the pricing has changed, Rapid Start simplifies the config of TC dramatically, and TC has been repackaged to make it a breeze to install and maintain which makes me doubt it would go into maintenance mode, but marketing sure isn't mentioning it.