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PDM interface

PDM system for SolidWorks

Deep CAD integration – control and management of relevant PDM information
many time-saving automatisms and functions – Multi-CAD

PDM Solidworks

Your possibilities with GAIN Collaboration

See how the data from SolidWorks is displayed in the PDM system …

Product Data Management
for Standard, Professional & Manage

GAIN Collaboration: The SolidWorks PDM alternative thanks to deep integration of this interface into your CAD application. GAIN Collaboration and SolidWorks work hand in hand. Whether you work with SolidWorks Standard, Professional or Premium.
All formats and document types created and used in the CAD program are supported by the PDM system.
For example, components, assemblies,
Drawings and configurations.

SolidWorks Toolbox files are treated by GAIN Collaboration in the same way as library parts.

Bidirectional matching of file properties and copying of complex structures (drawings with external references) are standard functions.

Let yourself be supported as a designer: Be it inserting blocks or external references via drag & drop or replacing a component with copy or revision. GAIN Collaboration works with a Microsoft SQL database or Microsoft SQL Express.

Features & Functions at a glance

  • Management of external references
  • Parts list management
  • Parts usage list
  • Automatic writing and reading of properties
  • Single and structural copy
  • Management of all SolidWorks formats and document types
  • File property matching
  • Entering the CAD parts list
  • Presentation of uses and references
  • Replace and insert components
  • Connecting new documents to the GAIN Collaboration System
  • Management of external references
  • Automatic neutral format setting
  • Automatic filling of title blocks via properties
  • Structure copy and revision
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The PDM SolidWorks interface
For equal information on both sides

GAIN Collaboration and SolidWorks are in constant exchange.
On the one hand, you can display information from the PDM system directly in the title block of a SolidWorks document.
Conversely, GAIN Collaboration takes properties from documents.

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Drawing management with connection to your ERP
All the easier thanks to the integrated JoinServer

Via the PDM ERP interface integrated in GAIN Collaboration you can transfer parts lists and article master data to your ERP system.
GAIN Collaboration captures the BOM information from the CAD application and assigns it to the appropriate data sets. If you wish, you can add additional articles to these in GAIN Collaboration.

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GAIN Collaboration generates neutral formats at the desired process

Depending on the configuration, GAIN Collaboration generates neutral formats such as PDF automatically: Either in the work process automatically at check-in, at status change or – if required – via the JobServer.
GAIN Collaboration stores neutral formats next to the document for viewing or sending by e-mail.

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Let GAIN Collaboration copy and revise conveniently

The GAIN Collaboration System supports you in copying and revising individual models or structures such as assemblies or drawings with their references.
All referenced documents are displayed during copy operations. You can copy them as well.
Depending on the process selection, GAIN Collaboration additionally assigns new numbers to copied files and updates them in the file properties.
The revision is done numerically or alphabetically depending on the configuration.
GAIN Collaboration retains previous versions (in the case of revisions) for inspection.

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Check references and their use

GAIN Collaboration captures the references available in SolidWorks documents.
You can quickly access and view them and their uses at any time via additional indexes.
Helpful functions also support the daily handling of SolidWorks documents.

Interfaces: Benefits for all

Employees can, for example, call up or print out parts lists, material or weight information. Or generate neutral formats (for example PDF, TIF or DXF).

Flexible: Multi-CAD

GAIN Collaboration is CAD-independent. This allows you to use several CAD systems in parallel via the interfaces offered.

Current: Always up to date

GAIN Collaboration interfaces are always up-to-date. As soon as the release of the corresponding CAD application is available, the new GAIN Collaboration interface will appear shortly.

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