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, 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.
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
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 back plot 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 gauges with Predator Tracker with a single click.