Built-in Solid Edge data management provides excellent capabilities for smaller manufacturers who may be struggling to work with fast growing volumes of CAD files. Setup is really fast, you just need to place an index on the folders where you store your Solid Edge files! And no IT support is required as you don’t need to install or maintain any database software.
You can search instantly for Solid Edge files based on file names, and standard or custom properties. You can also perform where-used searches that enable you to find which assemblies a part is used in so you can assess the impact of a proposed design change before it is started.
The Design Manager utility enables you to review and edit properties of multiple files, and to perform revision and release operations on Solid Edge parts, assemblies and drawings. And you can backup, share, and synchronize your Solid Edge files using popular cloud based file sharing software like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and Box.
Using these data management capabilities you can get control of your data and processes and experience fewer errors in manufacturing; and with more consistent data, you will be in an excellent position to upgrade to Teamcenter should the need arise.