ZW3D and ZWCAD PDM Integration (Ribbons)

Integrate PDM into ZWCAD / ZW3D.
And You’ll Be Even More Productive.

Integrate the product data management system
GAIN Collaboration in ZW3D / ZWCAD. Search and find CAD data in seconds. Reduce design times. Create order and security.

Hand in Hand With ZWCAD / ZW3D:
The PDM System GAIN Collaboration.

GAIN Collaboration is your platform for all information about your products and their creation processes. In order to be able to network this data intelligently, the PDM system is deeply integrated into ZW3D or ZWCAD.

Product Data Management (PDM) with GAIN Collaboration

  • enables perfect control and management of 2D and 3D product data
  • gives you time-saving automatisms and functions
  • shortens your design times
  • creates order and security
  • increases your productivity
  • ensures high qualities throughout the entire organisation
  • saves valuable time and resources
  • increases your joy in work: you get ahead faster

They Get Along So Well
ZWCAD / ZW3D and GAIN Collaboration.

ZW3D & GAIN Collaboration:
1. Open drawing – 2. ZW3D integration, example 1 – 3. ZW3D integration, example 2


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The PDM System for Secure Investments


Product data management with GAIN Collaboration is easy. As early as the development stage, we align the PDM system with user behaviour.


Your Advantages:

  • Easy installation and implementation
  • Secure and fast data transfer and migration
  • Clear user interface
  • Drag & Drop Import
  • Personal folder and project structure
  • Graphical system configuration
  • Deep integration in CAD, CAM, and MS Office applications
  • Free classification systems
  • Short mouse paths
  • Intuitive pleasant working
  • Database adaption graphically supported
  • Graphical configuration menus


GAIN Collaboration likes to adapt to the standards of your company and your personal preferences. Flexible, graphical and intuitive.


Your Advantages:

  • Flexible editor for your individual workflow specifications
  • User interface customizable
  • Number generator configurable
  • Adjustable status, regulations, and much more
  • Specified couplings to other systems thanks to numerous interfaces
  • Multilingual by Unicode and Dictionary


PDM means collaboration, data access and transfer between employees, departments or even locations. This requires security.


Your Advantages:

  • Proven, forward-looking technology base for secure investments
  • Windows-compliant, open but yet untraceable archive
  • The archive can be reached without GAIN collaboration in the event of system or network failure
  • Access and sharing customizable
  • Data transfer encrypted
  • Revision management according to DIN EN 9001
  • Open to Product Lifecycle Management

PDM Interfaces For More Potential

ERP Interfaces

Using the PDM system, you link your data from ZW3D / ZWCAD to your ERP system. For example, SAP, proAlpha, Psipenta, ABAS, DELECO, AS400, IN:ERP, Orderbase, and many more.


Your Advantages:

  • You save time, for example thanks to the bidirectional transfer of parts lists or article metadata
  • Automatisms help you get more efficiency
  • The setup is simple and clear

API Interface

Thanks to the API programming interface (API based on C-Sharp (C)), you can access GAIN Collaboration from existing systems and trigger actions. It is also possible to integrate individual workflows into your workflows in the form of scripts.


Your Advantages:

  • API for ERP or DMS connections
  • Create jobs for the built-in job server
  • You can call up documents and master data in the PDM system directly from ERP or DMS systems

Office Interfaces

Manage documents from Microsoft Office, WPS Office or MS Outlook in the PDM system. For example, set an automatic property matching from GAIN Collaboration to Office documents.


Your Advantages:

  • Generate automated letters or calculations
  • You get faster and gain overview
  • Automatically create neutral formats
  • Manage links (references)

Extensions For More Productivity

Module IMPEX

Extensive imports and exports of entire data sets.

Module Location

Cross-site PDM between any number of locations.

Module JoinServer

Exchange of documents and meta-data with third-party systems.

Module Classification

Structure documents or articles into product classes.

Module Plot Manager

Convenient printing of all managed documents.