Automation Technology

Process Device Manager (PDM)

SIMATIC PDM is a universal, manufacturer-independent tool for configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of intelligent field devices and components.
SIMATIC PDM can be used as a service and diagnostics tool in the stand-alone version as well as integrated into engineering stations of SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS 7 Maintenance Station.


  • HART field devices can be configured via SIMATIC PDM from a central engineering station, also on PROFINET

  • Complete SIMOCODE integration also on PROFINET due to support of hardware and CFC driver block

  • Higher online flexibility through incremental download for FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication à Configuration changes in runtime

  • Change log

  • Device comparison (offline/offline + offline/online)

  • Expanded Device Integration Manager supports creation of project-specific device libraries

  • Export and import of network structures

  • Parameter search function in the Parameter view

New with SIMATIC PDM V9.0

  • Server-Client Architecture: Plant-wide access to every field device via web standard browser

  • The new PDM-Portal for SIMATIC PDM Server-Client application: clear breakdown of all field device information for service technician on SIMATIC PDM Client

  • Data export with network information from the Engineering Station to particular PDM Server in order to build the local or central PDM Service-Stations

  • Engineering Station independent loop checks for parameterization and functional scope test of field devices on the decentralized PDM Service-Stations

  • New Process Devices – Plant View: Structured connection point information regarding bus, station, component, channel incl. filtering function in multi project