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Windows Explorer Wasn’t Made For Engineers

How much time do you waste managing your design data?

Engineers spend, on average, 15 percent of their time managing data—and some routinely waste the equivalent of one day a week or more.

Much of this waste is due to the simple fact that Windows® Explorer wasn’t made for engineers. And it certainly wasn’t made to manage CAD files. To illustrate, here are a few examples of data management challenges you and your engineers probably deal with daily:

  • When sifting through thousands of files, you wish you could search for more than just a file name.
  • You dread copying or renaming files. It’s tedious and you typically need to repair broken references.
  • When you work with other engineers on a project, you worry constantly that they will overwrite your files.
  • You manually maintain spreadsheets that document every instance where parts and subassemblies are used.

To overcome these challenges, you need a file manager that’s made just for engineers. It should understand the complexities of CAD file relationships, help you find the files you need when you need them, and, most important, make it easy for you to collaborate with your colleagues.

Product Data Management (PDM) exists just for this purpose. This guide outlines the different ways Windows Explorer can undermine engineers’ productivity, and illustrates how a solid PDM strategy can help your entire team spend more time doing what they do best.

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