SOLIDWORKS PDM integration is part of SOLIDWORKS Inspection Standalone starting with release 2018 Service Pack 2.0. It helps users include quality management as part of the product development process.

You can access SOLIDWORKS PDM tools such as Check Out, Check In, Search, and Get Latest Version using the SOLIDWORKS PDM tab in the CommandManager.

This integration helps quality engineers manage and centralize the storage of inspection projects including the files and reports related to the projects. Version control helps prevent data loss and the Search tool reduces the time to search for inspection projects.