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IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 2/3: Data Management Capabilities

ID: FQ-0000135

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  • IronCAD Draft
  • IronCAD
  • Inovate

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IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 2/3: Data Management Capabilities

IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 1/3: Mechanical CAD Capabilities

IronCAD and SolidWorks Comparison Chart. Part 3/3: Design Validation Capabilities

Answer

IronCAD vs SolidWorks Comparison

Part 2/3: Data Management Capabilities

This table shows the Data Management Capabilities differences between IronCAD and SolidWorks

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Secure Access

Protect your product design data with secure, managed access to authorized individuals, over a network or via the web. In addition to internal users, you can also permit access to partners, customers and your supply chain.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Revision Control

Help your design team avoid overwriting files and help purchasing and manufacturing order and produce the correct parts, every time.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Find Files

Quickly and easily find files by searching on metadata (Custom Properties).

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Scalability

As your design organization grows, you'll work with the same high level of speed, functionality, and security.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Custom Configuration

Fully configurable to work effectively within your unique team structure, design process, and industry.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Find and Reuse Design Data

Quickly locate documents based on their names, contained data, attached metadata, workflow state, and many other parameters. For even greater productivity, you can pre- define, save, and share your searches. Then, easily copy data from the desired document into new designs.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Full Document Preview

View and print more than 250 file types, including SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid Edge, PDF, and Microsoft Office, plus images, animations, movie files and many others.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Distributed Design Teams

For multi-site, multi-national companies, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM supports document/drawing vault replication over a WAN, making current design information immediately available worldwide.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Remote Access

Increase the productivity of designers, managers, and sales/marketing personnel by permitting remote access to design data.

Included via VPN or thru WEB portal at additional costs.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Automated Approval Process

Increase productivity, quality, and accountability when you engage key users in workflow and approval processes. SolidWorks Enterprise PDM supports automation of workflows, such as Engineering Change Notice (ECN)/ Engineering Change Order (ECO) processes, and integration and connectivity to MRP/ERP systems. Automatic email notifications and electronic signatures bring greater efficiency and security to approvals and other data automation initiatives.

  SolidWorks
Professional
SolidWorks
Premium
SolidWorks
Enterprise PDM
IronCAD
Audit Trail

Quickly access a full audit trail of product development activities. Meet internal and external compliance reporting requirements. Identify process issues and drive continual improvement to maintain your competitive advantage.

 

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