HELiOS Product Data Management (PDM) combined with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical

Our PDM system HELiOS is deeply integrated into the user interface of compatible CAD systems. HELiOS provides for users of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical from Autodesk the best possible support in their daily design work. Through the ribbon technology anchored in the CAD application, the most useful PDM functionalities are always available directly in your engineering environment.

Useful PDM functions to work efficiently with AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical

Our PDM Solution HELiOS supports users of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical, for example, in the following areas:

  • Quick retrieval of your drawings
  • Easy access with and without editing rights
  • Check-In/Save logic
  • Information on all articles and documents
  • Easy creation of AutoCAD drawings including external references and the corresponding article and document masters at the push of a button
  • Placing of information points with article context in assembly drawings possible (AutoCAD Mechanical)
  • Evaluation of information points to generate product structures in PDM, which can be synchronized with the AutoCAD part list (AutoCAD Mechanical)
  • Configurable mapping between AutoCAD and HELiOS attributes (including filling of title blocks with HELiOS attributes via associated block attributes)
  • Configurable update logics for new index levels of built-in references
  • Creation and selection of PDM projects and folders directly from CAD

HELiOS Workspace

With HELiOS PDM we offer you a workspace integrated in AutoCAD and AutoCAD Mechanical. It gives you an overview of the documents, that are locally available for you and shows you which ones you have reserved for editing. In addition, the workspace with its list entries allows you to perform all functions known from the HELiOS Desktop for documents and articles.


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