Data Management

Predator PDM

Predator PDM (Product Data Management) software allows you to create a paperless manufacturing environment with built-in revision control and workflow optimization.
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Organize Your Shop Floor With Predator Data Management

After implementing Predator PDM, you will have everything you need, from CNC programs, to process sheets, setup sheets, inspection sheets, and more, in a single accessible location for everyone on your shop floor. The software promotes best practice workflows and ensures you’re making the right part every time with all your documentation in one place.

From startups to global OEMs, Predator PDM will bring order to the smallest shop or can be scaled to connect multiple plants. Using industry-standard technology, Predator PDM reduces downtime, promotes efficiency, and supports audit trails and ISO implementation. Available in both Standard and Enterprise versions, it is compatible with Predator DNC, MDC, Editor, Tracker, and more.

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Key Features & Benefits

Best Practice Workflows

Predator PDM includes best practice workflow wizards for release, unrelease, revise, rollback, check-in and check-out. These wizards honor permissions and include ISO 9000 style history.

Open API and Database Architecture

Integrate your ERP and MES system with Predator PDM’s open API. Develop ERP and shop floor validation. Flow part and job numbers from your ERP directly into Predator.

Predator DNC Integration

Download released CNC programs to their machines using Predator DNC with a single click.

Predator CNC Editor Integration

Compare and backplot CNC programs with the Predator CNC Editor with a single click.

Predator MDC Integration

Initiate manual data collection events such as job start, part start, operation start, setup start – and many others – with Predator MDC with a single click.

Predator Tracker Integration

View tools, cutters, inserts and gages with Predator Tracker with a single click.


Exceptional Solutions, Even Better Support

Creating the best products requires the best solutions, training and support. With a little insight into your product development process, our team of pros can point you to any tools you need (and nothing you don’t).

But it doesn’t end there. We’ll stay with you every step of the way, helping solve complex design issues, 3D printing application questions and so much more. No matter where you’re at, both in your process and geographically, we’re here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of adding Predator PDM?

Predator PDM is an ideal tool for bringing order and efficiency to your manufacturing process, while reducing or eliminating errors that stem from poor revision control and failed communication between departments.

Will Predator PDM work with my Predator DNC or MDC package?

Yes, Predator PDM integrates seamlessly with every major Predator package.

Is Predator PDM difficult to use?

Predator PDM uses many common out-of-the box and industry standard technologies to make it easier to implement and learn. If your people can navigate Microsoft Windows File Explorer, they will feel right at home with Predator PDM.

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