Project Management inside SOLIDWORKS PDM

PMDesk is a Windows-based project management system dedicated for engineers. One of the biggest features in PMDesk is SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional integration. We heard a many words from customers, that they having troubles with on-line project management. Traditional solutions works off-line (projects are managed separately in single files) and they are not integrated with PDM & CAD. That was a big reason, why we started to work on PMDesk.

What kind of SOLIDWORKS PDM integration can you expect?

  • Users – you can easily import users from SOLIDWORKS PDM database and maintain only one users directory,
  • Templates – you can easily create project in PMDesk and meanwhile PDM template is executed,
  • Serial numbers – project can be created with templates, but you can create it from PDM serial numbers,
  • Variables – you can define variables, which can be synchronized between PMDesk and SOLIDWORKS PDM,
  • Workflow – it’s easy to add PDM files to PMDesk tasks, more… task can change status when file changes its workflow state, for instance – file approval can be a sign that task is 100% done.
  • Interface – you can add tasks both from PDM interface and PDM workflow. You are flexible on it.

As you can see – PMDesk is really well integrated with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional. We are still working to deliver more and more options – if you have any ideas just let us know, maybe you’ll find it at new PMDesk Service Packs.

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PMDesk 2017 SP2 now has PRINCE2 tolerance features!

From PMDesk 2017 SP2 you can easilly set up tasks and project tolerance, which is PRINCE2 project management function/attribute. It’s great feature for projects which has bigger risk or schedule is related to many sub-contractors or events, which are behind our influence.

You can set up tolerance based on whole project and every particular task. In addition, on portfolio management screen (where you can see all projects), you can track graphically project execution vs tolerances.

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Portfolio overview in PMDesk 2017 SP2

From PMDesk 2017 SP2 you have more information about whole portfolio overview. You are able to see just two new values, but this values are critical from management point of view. You can compare planned deadline vs current deadline and more… You can also set up final review task to check if you are still on schedule.

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