Feature List

Customizable Levels

The levels in CIMCO PDM are fully customizable - names, icons, how are they related, where they are stored, what file types can they contain, etc. This means free configuration of your file and data structure that helps to organize the production data by enforcing rules for what file types can be added to the different levels.

Customizable Database Fields

Up to 10 database fields can be defined for every level.

Predefined Database Fields

For every database field can be configured a list of predefined values. This prevent from entering wrong data when adding a level or document.

Configurable Search Fields

The search fields shown in the Search panel can be customized. Any field defined in the database can be used in a search. Advanced Search can be used to filter results by date or time periods.

Supports CAD Files / CAM Files / NC Files

CIMCO PDM offers special support for CAD/CAM/NC files, like specific actions or interfaces.

Preview of NC-files, CAD-files, CAM-files, images, etc.

The Database Preview provides quick info of the selected level or document. The related database fields and information as well as a preview of the contents of the selected document are shown.

Auto-import for posted CAM Files

Configurable automatic import of port processes CAM files.

Configuration of External Applications

CIMCO PDM can launch external applications from within the client. You can define a list of applications for the "Open with..." function when right-clicking on a document. Besides, for every level that contains a file, a default application can be set up that is used to open the file on double click.

Level Synchronization

If there are two or more database fields with the same meaning in different levels, these can be synchronized to avoid unnecessary manual entries.

File Name Generation

When adding a file to a level, the file name can be automatically generated according to a determined rule.


Preferred file templates can be selected for documents within a level.

Status Handling

For every single level an unlimited count of status can be set up, each containing actions like locking NC files or set a transfer limit. It is also possible to send e-mails when a status changes.

User Management / User Groups / User Rights

Multiple users with different access rights can be defined by registering them to the appropriate user groups. This prevents regular users from changing configuration settings, deleting any project, part, CAD file, CAM file, etc. Optional monitoring of program changes by individual users.

Handles Machines with Directories and DNC-Interface

In CIMCO PDM is possible to dedicate projects, CAD files, CAM files, NC programs to a certain group of machines, which is tied to a DNC interface. Directly from the control, you can then store NC programs in the database as well as request them.

Import Queue for NC-Files

Revision Control

Version control of all files for keeping backups of earlier versions.

Monitor Directories

Customized directories and file extensions to monitor, for creating backups, logs, etc.

File Compares using CIMCO Edit

Easily compare between two different versions of a document using CIMCO Edit.


Printed reports for the levels, tools, components, etc., can be generated.

Work Orders

CIMCO PDM can generate printed work orders for any of the jobs involved in the manufacturing process. Print templates can be easily configured. Barcode readers can be used to register production time.

License Server

A network license server application can be used to provide a floating license to an unlimited number of networked PDM servers and clients.