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What’s New in SOLIDWORKS 2022 Desktop Data Management Products

The 2022 SOLIDWORKS desktop data management products (SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, and SOLIDWORKS Manage) have significant enhancements that make it even easier to keep your data under control while freeing you to spend more time designing products.

Here are just some of my favorites in the 2022 release.

First, let’s start with SOLIDWORKS PDM and the new features added to its unique Windows Explorer integration. We all know that previewing files via the Preview tab is a great way to quickly identify and understand the contents of vaulted files. The Preview is powered by eDrawings technology and now in 2022, you get the full eDrawings user interface.

This familiar interface allows access to commonly used commands, like the measure tool, with all its options. It also provides full access to the component design tree, enabling you to cross-highlight between model geometry and the component list.

With EXALEAD OnePart, a powerful search integration and discovery application, you can easily gain deep insight into your vaulted data. OnePart not only presents you with the results, but it also highlights parts that share a 3D similarity. With the 2022 release, you can incorporate a licensed EXALEAD OnePart environment into PDM Professional.

If you want to connect your SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional data via a web client, you’ll find useful enhancements to the Web2 client. First, a new “Configure card for web” button in the Card Editor has improved ways to display data card information. In addition, the preview in Web2 now supports more file types, including STEP, IGES, STL, Parasolid®, ACIS®, and JT, providing users even more helpful information.

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