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.


As with all PCS 7 engineering tools, the user interface of SIMATIC PDM is designed according to the standard guidelines of Microsoft Windows. It offers menu structures and toolbars, as well as an Explorer view which simplifies navigation between parameter groups. In very complex stations, such as remote I/Os, you can easily navigate all the way to the connected field devices. The SIMATIC PDM user interface meets the requirements of the VDI/VDE GMA 2187 Directive and IEC 65/349/CD. Devices with different communication interfaces have an homogeneous and user-friendly display. Even complex devices with several hundred parameters can be represented clearly and processed quickly.