Predator PDM Software

Predator PDM Software

What is Predator PDM ?

Predator PDM is a paperless manufacturing driven Production Data Management application designed to organize and control CNC programs, setup sheets, safety procedures, CMM programs, quality documents, and others with complete revision control. Predator PDM supports paperless shop floor operation with integration with DNC, CNC Editor, Virtual CNC, MDC and Tracker. Choose from two editions:

  • Predator PDM
  • Predator PDM Enterprise

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Why use Predator PDM?

  • Manufacturing driven production document management
  • Best practice workflow
  • Easy Revision Control
  • Manufacturing and Quality Statuses
  • Multiple vaults with secure viewing
  • Unlimited number of documents
  • Users, groups and 140 permissions
  • Open API and database architecture
  • Paperless shop floor clients
  • Includes Microsoft Office Viewers
  • Includes Adobe Reader
  • Includes Solidworks eDrawings
  • Integrates with Predator DNC
  • Integrates with Predator Virtual CNC
  • Integrates with Predator CNC Editor
  • Integrates with Predator MDC
  • Integrates with Predator Tracker
  • Use your existing ERP and MES bar coded paperwork
  • Upgrade to Predator SFC
  • 280+ Online help topics
Paperless Shop Floor Operation

Best practice workflow

Predator PDM includes best practice workflow wizards for release, unrelease, revise, rollback, checkin and checkout. Every wizard honors user and group permissions and includes ISO 9000 style history.

Easy Revision and Change Control

Revision control is highly automated with wizards and multiple manufacturing and quality statuses for each revision. Engineering change notices and custom manual processes can be completely automated.

Open API and database architecture

Integrate your ERP and MES system with Predator PDM's open APIs (application programming interface) with 300+ methods all fully documented. Develop ERP and shop floor validation, flow part and job numbers from ERP directly into Predator and numerous other automation projects can be completed with C#, C++, VB.Net, VB6, VB script, Windows Script, Delphi and other compatible programming languages.

Predator PDM is based on an open architecture client/server database standard. Select from Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, or Oracle.

Integrates with Predator DNC

Machinists using Predator PDM can download released CNC programs to their CNC machines using Predator DNC with a single click.

Integrates with Predator Virtual CNC

CNC programmers using Predator PDM can verify CNC programs with full 3D machine simulation using Predator Virtual CNC with a single click.

Integrates with Predator CNC Editor

CNC programmers using Predator PDM can revise, compare and backplot their CNC programs with the Predator CNC Editor with a single click.

Integrates with Predator MDC

Machinists using Predator PDM can initiate manual data collection events such as job start, part start, operation start, setup start, etc. with Predator MDC with a single click.

Integrates with Predator Tracker

Machinists using Predator PDM can view tools, cutters, inserts and gages with Predator Tracker with a single click.

Revision Control Setup Sheets

Predator PDM Enterprise - Part Numbers

Part # Descriptions for Microsoft SQL Server licenses
20761000 Predator PDM Enterprise Administrator for SQL Server
20761010 Predator PDM Enterprise Client for SQL Server
Part # Descriptions for Oracle licenses
20781000 Predator PDM Enterprise Administrator for Oracle
20781010 Predator PDM Enterprise Client for Oracle
Part # Descriptions for Access licenses
20771000 Predator PDM Enterprise Administrator for Access
20771010 Predator PDM Enterprise Client for Access

Predator PDM - Part Numbers

Part # Descriptions for Microsoft SQL Server licenses
20762000 Predator PDM Administrator for SQL Server
20762010 Predator PDM Client for SQL Server
Part # Descriptions for Oracle licenses
20782000 Predator PDM Administrator for Oracle
20782010 Predator PDM Client for Oracle
Part # Descriptions for Access licenses
20772000 Predator PDM Administrator for Access
20772010 Predator PDM Client for Access

NOTE: Predator PDM licenses do not include licences for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle or Microsoft Access.

Predator PDM - Popular Options

Part # Description
20209010 Predator Secure HID
20209020 Predator Touch HMI
20209090 Predator PRemote
29900000 Predator Floating License Manager - Learn more >

Expand with Predator DNC

Every Predator PDM implementation can be expanded to include Predator DNC or Predator DNC Enterprise when machine communications and networking is needed.

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