CATIA Team PDM
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Overview of PDM
Next to people, information is your company's most important resource. However, many companies are
realizing that they have become so overwhelmed with the volume of data that need to be stored and
managed that they need to find comprehensive solutions to overcome their data disorganization. This
problem is particularly acute in CAD design shops, where many complex designs and documents
undergo several stages of revision as part of their development cycle. Incorrect revision of outdated
designs results in the need for additional changes later in the design process.
As your company grows, so do the number of designs, specifications and proposals that are created in
the course of project development, and over a project's entire life cycle. Organizing and managing
these designs in a secure database is of primary importance. In addition, designers and engineers
need to ensure that the correct revision of a part is correctly identified and used during the design
stages of a project.
What are the designer's Design Tasks?
The Design Engineer tasks are varied and manifold. The high-pressure world of marketplace deadlines
requires the design engineer to work efficiently and effectively in accomplishing his or her engineering
CATIA is a mechanical CAD application that provides the means to accomplish the design engineer's
To create new parts
To assemble component parts into a complete assembly
To create drawings
What are the basic Data Management tasks?
The engineer designs, redesigns, and ultimately releases documents during the life cycle process. All
of these documents must be managed during all stages of their development and undergo three basic
Data Management tasks:
File Management: Any file transaction where you save or retrieve any information from a library,
a file manager or a database.
Revision Management: The tracking of the chang