Live Webinar - Are You Making the Best Use of PDM? - Dec 19, 2PM ET
Computer aided design (CAD) has revolutionized product design. However, CAD alone is not enough. A growing library of CAD parts demands organization. That’s where product data management (PDM) comes in. Just like how paper drawings were managed in the pre-CAD print rooms, PDM systems provide centralized control of design information with version control and check in/check out.

With all the problems PDM systems fix, and for as long as they have been around, one would think every organization that uses CAD would have PDM installed. But do they? And if not, why not?

We wanted to understand how PDM is really being used by companies large and small. During this engineering.com webinar, we will present the results of a survey in which we asked over 300 engineers, designers, product managers and executives about the use of PDM within their companies. We determined what the most popular PDM software is, what the most common frustrations with PDM are, and what innovations in PDM software are generating the most interest.

During this expert-led webinar, you’ll learn:
  • Which industries use PDM the most
  • Why users stick with PDM software they don’t like
  • What users think of cloud PDM
  • How the size of an organization affects PDM use

About the Speakers:
Michael Alba, is the subject leader for the Hardware, CAD, and Simulation sections of engineering.com. He also contributes to IoT, Electronics, Designer Edge and more. Michael holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta.


Patrick Brochu, Senior Business Development Executive Enterprise Products at Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks, focuses primarily on customer-facing sales activity representing SOLIDWORKS PDM / PLM offerings. Whether small or large, with or without a data management system currently in use, his role is to listen and advise clients of their possible data management options. Patrick also works with companies who are currently without a formal data management solution but eager to get started or learn more.

PDH Certificates will be provided to all registrants that attend the live webinar for a minimum 30 minutes. Certificates will be sent by email within 72 hours after completion.

Your attendance at this webinar is sponsored by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS. To sign up, please complete the form on this page.