I am presently working a project which require me to purchase SolidWorks Product Data Management Software, Please I need support on how to get the software.
Do you already have a SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium license? If so, you have already purchased PDM Standard and you would just need to set it up on your systems (like this: GoEngineer - PDM Standard Self-Implementation).
Thanks, I don't have SOLIDWORKS Premium license yet, but please how can I get one?
And I will need the breakdown on how to get one (i.e Pricing)
In that case you'll need to speak to your nearest SolidWorks resellers and see what sort of deal you can make.
Sounds like you need a major help from your VAR
I am new here, I need help ASAP. Thanks
Welcome to the forums Taiwo Ajibola.
Agreed, call your VAR. This is who you should contact for direct answer to your initial question. I expect their answer will be: Pay more for Enterprise Product Data Management (ePDM) and its setup, OR just pay more for setup of PDM Standard (license but not setup is included in Pro or Premium license, as @ryan_dark has noted). Either way, money will help make things happen. The appropriate difference is scale. IF and ONLY IF you find Ryan Dark's link eminently clear and concise, then the above is unnecessary. Self-Implementation is doable (with helpful advice like the above link) but will not be competitively recommended by your VAR.
Either way, a professional setup by your VAR *should* help setting it up right from the beginning, which is particularly indispensable in achieving a stable and robust environment. Doing it yourself is an option. If you haven't done this yourself, or are the least bit unfamiliar with the instructions, then I recommend professional assistance in setup.
Caveat: I have not done such, but then I work in a simplified environment with only one other designer. My needs are not necessarily yours.
First you need to determine what version you want / need.
There is PDM Standard (As Ryan said). This is included in the pro or premium seats. I don't know if the standard seats can access it though.
There is also Solidworks PDM - this is a separately purchased version and is much more powerful - but you also must renew the license for that each year and the cost depends on how many seats will access it.
You can search the SolidWorks Web site for more basic information but you really need to sit down with your VAR (as Christian mentioned) to determine what the cost would be for Solidworks PDM or what the capabilities are for each type.
The type and quantity of files you want to control, the number of users, the number of seats you have, the number of people that do not have seats of SolidWorks and will need to access it - all these things combined will determine what version you need and what the cost will be.
You said you are "working a project that requires you to purchase PDM".
Why? PDM is a file management program and would not be needed if you only are working on a small number of projects. It sounds like it is just you working on a project - is that not correct?
If you just need a file storage area you can get a Vault type program that will maintain automatic backups and version control for the files. This is less complicated and less costly. (manpower and cost).
You can also just save the files on a server (or backup to a server or other computer) if you just need a backup (recommended to always have backups of your files on a separate computer) and you can have the system files automatically backed-up on a schedule (we have all our user computers critical files backed-up automatically every night).
Our original poster is a student, by looking at his forum profile. I would venture to guess he does not need PDM to manage his project.
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