Our Product Data Management (PDM) system provides users with a dictionary which covers both part descriptions and extended descriptions. This ensures consistency of part names/titles across the client PDM database, for example, there are many ways to display the word “Bracket” i.e. abbreviated to “brk’t” “bkt” brak’t. The Product Analyst entering the data has to choose the option which best describes the component part.
Note: If dictionary control is not used by a client in PDM then the system allows users to manually ‘key-in’ entries.