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Are you still looking for a replacement for PDMS®? – 3 reasons why you should consider Cadmatic

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Written by Markus Sukkinen

Posted on June 01, 2023

Replacing your design software solution is a major undertaking. Should you begin with a replacement product from the same vendor, or should you begin evaluating market alternatives to identify other solutions that may better meet your current and future needs?

If you are considering the latter, I will give you 3 reasons in this blog why Cadmatic should be on your list of alternative solutions.

Reason 1: Excellent value for money while covering most bases

Cadmatic's superior value for money is undoubtedly one of its greatest strengths. Its wide range of database-driven design software solutions ensures seamless data flows between disciplines, which enhances performance and quality in your projects without costing you an arm and a leg. It has proven over the years that it provides the best performance and ROI for both small and large projects. So, whether you are looking a solution for P&ID’s, mechanical & piping engineering, or EIA, Cadmatic deserves your attention.

The Cadmatic product portfolio covers the entire plant lifecycle, from design to construction and operations. For example, there are solutions for very detailed project status tracking and forecasting with 4D visualization, piping material, and specification management.

The cherry on top is our digital twin platform, CADMATIC eShare. It delivers added value from the design phase through to plant operation and can be implemented quickly and at a fraction of the cost of digital twin solutions offered by other vendors.


Should you need work sharing, Cadmatic’s CoDesigner enables you to share your workload between the most suitable sites. This global work sharing functionality is included free of charge in all software deliveries. We not only provide the most robust and effective global work sharing solution on the market, but it also comes at no additional cost to you!

Because of our modular approach and flexible licensing options, you can start small and gradually increase the software use as your needs evolve. We also offer perpetual licenses, which is no longer an automatic alternative on the market. On the other hand, if you’re looking to take advantage of the convenience and adaptability of SaaS, Cadmatic has you covered there too!

Reason 2: A partner dedicated to engineering and design

While engaging industrial companies, we frequently hear that certain software vendors do not provide adequate or timely support, or that engineering is a niche area of their business offering and that you as an EPC, technology provider or engineering company are not considered a key customer.

Cadmatic is different: design and engineering run in our veins, and we're in it for the long haul.

This means that our focus is on developing engineering tools you require and this will not change in the future. As our key customer, you can influence the direction of our software development. We back this up with industry-leading support services.

Reason 3: We make the transition to Cadmatic as easy as possible

Cadmatic has a proven track record of assisting customers in transitioning to Cadmatic, and we can help you as well. See our step-by-step software implementation guide here.

The first thing to remember is that, compared to systems with comparable capabilities, Cadmatic is one of the easiest and most intuitive design systems to learn. A combination of self-learning materials, online training, and in-person training will ensure that you are up and running with your first Cadmatic projects quickly.

You can use our Exchangers to import your legacy data into Cadmatic environments and use them as reference models with all metadata included. Alternatively, you can use our conversion tools and services to convert legacy data into intelligent native Cadmatic models, if needed.

Cadmatic’s Web API and .Net framework make it surprisingly simple to begin customizing the software, allowing you to exchange data between different data sources and use your own development tools within Cadmatic.

What Cadmatic offers is a high-performance system at an affordable price and a team dedicated to supporting you and developing the tools you require.

All the best in evaluating what is the most suitable system for your organization. If you want to learn more about what we have to offer, please reach out to us so we can discuss where we can be of assistance.