View BOMs - Yes, as long as the user is permitted to see the CAD files, as the BOM is a tab on the data card. YES, if the systems creates Named BOM's (technically seperate files) and the viewer is permitted to see it.
View, measure, section, query, and explode eDrawing Assemblies - Yes.
View the auto-created PDF copies of drawings - Yes
Grab copies of PDF, STP, and DXF files to send out - Yes. Note: If this is a PDM Standard vault, there is not automated creation for STP or DXF as there is in PDM Pro. The limitation is that someone must create these files and check them in for the Viewers to proceed.
The best way to think of Viewers is it allows the users to 'consume' data (view, print, etc) that is located in the vault. Viewer are not allowed to 'add' data, 'modify' data, or participate in the data process (push files through workflow). To get further technical - if a Viewer is permitted to 'see' the file, in reality, they have a local copy of the file. Once they have this local copy, they can copy it out of the vault and do whatever they want to with it. That has pros and cons but definitely helpful with the scenario of being able to provide files to external sources. Other companies want to prevent that action. The idea of employees emailing out proprietary data makes them clench. PDM Pro's web client actually can allow some users to 'see' data but prevent them from downloading and get a copy of it. Growing up to this allows companies to grant limited access to external users, thus freeing up internal employees to managing what data these external users have.
I hope this helps!
Thank you, Nadia.
It does, indeed, help.
For the benefit of others in my situation, I have also learned that the 5 licences in the bundle are Floating licences, not fixed, and can be set up so that they time out and become available after a certain period of inactivity.
This means that 5 licences is enough to support many more than 5 users. Good effort, Solidworks!