What’s New in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023

SOLIDWORKS® Product Data Management (PDM) offers more than a secure vault to store files. It enables your teams to securely store and index design data for fast retrieval, eliminate concerns over version control and data loss, and collaborate on designs in multiple locations.

With each new release SOLIDWORKS PDM improves on performance, usability, and security, and the latest release, SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023, excels in these areas.

Here’s a look at a few of my favorite enhancements.

  1. Increased Performance – streamline upgrades and common operations in higher-latency environments.

In terms of performance the file version upgrade tool is now faster enabling users to upgrade SOLIDWORKS files faster when overwriting the latest version. Wide area network performance (WAN) performance has also been improved, speeding up archive and data base communication with the client.

The File Version Upgrade tool is now faster than ever.


  1. Better Visualization – create more meaningful notifications and improve collaboration.

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 there are several enhancements that improve visualization, including:

  • Customize your email notification templates using HTML to alert recipients of changes and communicate design data more clearly.
  • Help users get a better understanding of your data with the new data card tool tips that automatically display company specific information about what the user is seeing.


SOLIDWORKS PDM State Change Notifications can now include HTML.


  1. Tighter Security and Tracking – Improve data security with more detailed audit trails and file tracking.

In SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023 security is tighter than ever. Easily track file downloads by individual users to see when the files were downloaded and to where.

File traffic is now encrypted between the archive server and the client so if it ends up in the wrong hands the data will not be accessible.

Enhanced file tracking tracks file downloads by individual users.


These are just a few of the great features in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023. For a complete list go here and click on the banner below to see what else is new in SOLIDWORKS.

If your still on the fence about adopting a data management solution SOLIDWORKS PDM is a game changer. Even if you’re not paying for a formal data management system to control your design data, it is still costing you money. For instance, designers and engineers will spend more time looking for data and less time designing due to the lack of complete search tools. Manufacturing will need to hunt around for the correct version of product documentation so they can avoid scrap and rework since the latest version maybe on someone’s hard drive.

SOLIDWORKS PDM also has a very low learning curve due mainly to its integration into Windows Explorer and its SOLIDWORKS Task Pane add-in. These combine to help users who are used to working out of local and network drives, adopt the system easily.

For companies who don’t want to manage their own servers the 3DEXPERIENCE platform is ideal as all the infrastructure is handled by Dassault Systèmes. Plus, in addition to data management the platform offers built-in collaboration capabilities as well.

Whatever your needs are we’ve got something that is right for all sizes and types of companies. Ask your reseller about data management options and get a demo.

Watch the video below for a quick preview of SOLIDWORKS PDM 2023.


To learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM visit: https://www.solidworks.com/product/solidworks-pdm.

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Kurt Lundstedt

Kurt Lundstedt

Kurt is a Product Portfolio Manager for PDM Solutions at Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS.
Kurt Lundstedt

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