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Recommended books to prepare for PDM

Question asked by Brian McEwen on Feb 21, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2013 by Brian McEwen

We will probably deploy EPDM this year - moving from having no PDM system. Can folks recommend some good books on PDM and getting organized? 

 

I have Engineering Documentation Control by Frank Watts.  It has been very helpful to give some perspective on our procedures.  General stuff instead of about PDM.

 

And I was thinking of getting the SolidWorks Administration Bible (2009 by Matt Lombard).  But I looked at the table of contents for the bible and it seems to only talk about WPDM, not Enterprise.  Still covers good general principles for setting up the system perhaps?

 

Volker Kramer wrote one called Solidworks Enterprise PDM 2011 By title this does sound like what I'm looking for, but I think it is in German.

 

I have heard Bills Of Material For A Lean Enterprise by Dave Garwood is good.

 

I found SolidWorks Enterprise PDM Management Guide, which sounds great... but it appears to be in Chinese. 

 

Please post about any book you think may be remotely relevant, even if it is a stretch it'll be fun to hear about some new titles. 

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