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    Discussion in '2D and 3D CAD general discussion forum' started by Mechview, Jul 22, 2013.

    1. Mechview

      Mechview New Member

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      Does anybody know of an alternative to EPDM for Solidworks?

      Not sure if it is best and only route to go down but we are getting pushed in that direction.. I was hoping others have had a good experience with similar PDM systems we can draw a comparison from?

      Multi CAD and Workflow capabilities a must…

      Cheers.
       
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    3. cadadmin2112

      cadadmin2112 New Member

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      You asked the same thing in 3dcad forums but just in case you miss it here is a copy of my reply: A friend of mine at another company said they have just bought a system called "design data manager" or "DDM" from a company called CSI.

      He is raving so much about it that we are in the process of discussions with them. I have seen a quick online demo and was very impressed myself. They are coming in to do a live demo in August but I have already had an initial quote over the phone and it is really cheap considering it's functionality.

      I will let you know my findings but looking very positive at the moment.

      Cheers
       
    4. Mark Stapleton

      Mark Stapleton Active Member

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      Something you may wish to consider in determining which PDM system to choose is whether you will (in the future) need an ERP system, and if so whether that ERP system will work with whatever PDM system you choose. I know of ERP systems which do work with EPDM, but I don't know of others which work with other PDM software. This is not to say that they don't exist ... just that I don't know of them.
       
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      The problem is not the system (PDM), but it's getting everyone to buy into it & get educated on its use & intent. Of the various systems I've used, they all work well if everyone learns its abilities & limitations. All of these systems are good, but only as good as those that choose to make it work.
       
    6. Mechview

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      Thanks for this.. we called them and have just had the demo this week. Seem like a friendly bunch and DDM an excellent fit for the price quoted.. will let you know how this pans out...have to convince the MD now :S
       
    7. Mechview

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      Thanks for this cadadmin2112.. we called them and have just had the demo this week. Seem like a friendly bunch and DDM an excellent fit for the price quoted.. will let you know how this pans out...have to convince the MD now :S
       

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