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PDMOffice ships Point-&-Click Design Collaboration suite

Leverages Social Networking, Contextual Collaboration, and Visualization

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, May 26, 2004 -- Aimed at remote workers, telecommuters, and temporary partners, PDMOffice is state-of-the-art collaboration tool which allows engineers, purchasing agents, and suppliers to collaborate with their peers in a secure environment designed for engineering and Computer Aided Design (CAD) collaboration. PDMOffice offers Project Management, Product Collaboration, and RFQ Management modules built on its next generation collaboration platform which leverages 3 key emerging technologies to promote engineering collaboration on the web: Social Networking, Contextual Collaboration, and data visualization.

  • Project Management module provides users in engineering/CAD organizations a Point-&-Click interface to add, view, and share tasks, specifications, memos. One-click integration with workgroup applications such as Microsoft Outlook speeds up the communication of key items such as Contacts and Tasks.

Figure1: PDMOffice Project Management

  • The Product Collaboration module allows you to store, view, and version control your CAD models, manage standard and custom product attributes, and invite your peers, all with a simple Point-&-Click interface.

Figure 2: PDMOffice Product Collaboration (Mechanical Part)



Figure3: PDMOffice Product Collaboration (PCB Layout) 

  • The Design Sourcing module is aimed at engineers and purchasing professionals who currently zip CAD files and email them to their suppliers. With this module, you can create RFQs, upload specifications, CAD models, drawings, and bill-of-material data, for your suppliers to review and create quotes for custom manufactured parts.



Figure 4: PDMOffice Design Sourcing for Custom Manufactured Parts

With this launch, PDMOffice brings to market its Point-&-Click engineering collaboration system built on its next generation platform designed to harness the emerging online social trends and behavior (or, Social Networking), Contextual Collaboration and data visualization features to address program management, product collaboration and design sourcing needs of companies and professionals in manufacturing sector. PDMOffice offers this solution at an unprecedented price point of $65/seat/month to help address the issues such as time to market, coordination costs, and solution complexity for organizations building products. Currently, a 30-day free-trial is being offered to those who sign up.  For payments, Paypal, MasterCard, and VISA are accepted but not required for the trial period.

The patent-pending, PDMOffice framework is built using pure Internet architecture and offered as a "thin" client with no software to download or install.  This kind of service-oriented architecture (also offered by hosted CRM solution provider, is becoming popular as companies strive to contain their capital expenditure and IT related operation costs. For more information on hosting vs. deployed software economics, please visit:

 About PDMOffice

PDMOffice offers its Point-&-Click, on-demand design collaboration suite to help engineers, purchasing agents, and suppliers collaborate with their peers in a distributed setting. PDMOffice solutions are aimed at cuttings costs associated with conventional Product Lifecycle Management projects related to integration, end-user training, and solution complexity as well upfront capital expenditures and associated IT costs. Emerging trends such as outsourced product design and distributed product development are requiring businesses to become more flexible so they can scale back or grow their product development operations in line with the transient market needs. For demo, whitepapers, please visit

PDMOffice was founded by a group of seasoned entrepreneurs with successful track records and prior experience at leading companies such as Microsoft, Siebel Systems, SDRC (now UGS PLM Solutions), Aspen Technology. PDMOffice is a division of Rational Design, Inc. General- Press Inquires: Partnerships:


Rajiv Saxena

President & CEO



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