Data Management

Scalable CAD data management solutions that meet the needs of all manufacturers, from startups and very small firms to larger manufacturers with distributed operations.

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Business value of product data management

Manufacturing organizations can struggle to work effectively with the fast growing volumes of data that they create when designing and manufacturing their products. Research from industry analysts shows that manufacturers who implement effective data management solutions are:


as likely to be “very effective” at finding the data they need

over 3×

as likely to be “very effective” at managing their design projects


as likely to be “very effective” at sharing data with others

over 2.5×

as likely to be “very effective” at providing the correct data to manufacturing


Improving product development performance

Solid Edge provides a scalable set of data management solutions to meet the varying needs of small to large manufacturing organizations who may design simple to very complex products. Solid Edge CAD data management solutions enable you to quickly take the key actions identified by industry analysts that lead to improved product development performance.

  • Secure and control your product data and processes
  • Enable rapid retrieval of the correct information to improve efficiency and facilitate re-use
  • Share product information and collaborate with downstream functions such as manufacturing to improve quality and reduce costly errors
  • Follow industry best practice workflows for engineering change and release to manufacturing

Solutions range from integrated data management capabilities that are included with Solid Edge, to the comprehensive CAD data management and product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities of Teamcenter®.

Solid Edge capabilities

Solid Edge has many data management capabilities as an integral part of the core 3D CAD software. These include integration into Windows Explorer, which enables users to view thumbnails of parts and assemblies, and right-click operations to open Solid Edge files in utilities like Revision Manager and View and Markup.

Teamcenter Integration for Solid Edge

Teamcenter® enables you to capture, manage and share your Solid Edge data, adding your 3D models and 2D drawings to a single source of product data for access by design and manufacturing teams. Teamcenter supplies a full range of PLM to optimize your design-to-manufacturing process.


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Customer Stories

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