Ever since SOLIDWORKS Manage was introduced at our Design Innovation Summits last fall, People and companies have been interested in finding out more about this product. For those of you who attended one of our Design Innovation Summits, or have done some self-guided investigation, you are probably familiar with the 4 main Pillars of Manage. For those who are not, those Pillars are:
- Dashboards and Reports
- Project Management
- BOMS and Records
- Process Management
In this blog post we will take a look at one area in Manage, the SOLIDWORKS Manage Dashboards.
SOLIDWORKS Manage, along with it’s integration into PDM, provides a comprehensive tool to help you keep track of documents business processes projects and tasks. But how can you gain access to all of this information in a way that makes sense? To accomplish this, SOLIDWORKS Manage provides the ability to create and access fully customizable Dashboards, giving you a way to display this critical information in an interactive, graphical and easy to use format.
Below you can see an example Dashboard, with multiple pieces of information displayed in various graphical formats, that was created using SOLIDWORKS Manage.
Each graphical element on the dashboard references the data in realtime, so they are not snapshots saved off that can become outdated quickly. This real-time reporting can be tailored per user and can display data in a variety of elements to help everyone make sense out of the data that is important to them. Some of these elements include Charts, Grids, Gauges and Graphs.
Users can even have more than one dashboard for displaying Project information, Process Management status, or file and record detail. And data for the Dashboard isn’t limited to only SOLIDWORKS Manage. Dashboards can be connected to any database of information.
Dashboards are also interactive, allowing you to gather detailed information about any piece of data within a dashboard element.
SOLIDWORKS Manage, combined with its integration into PDM, allows you to capture data about your CAD files, documents, projects, processes and tasks. However, with SOLIDWORKS Manage Dashboards capability you also are provided with the ability to analyze and display all of this information in an easy to understand format.