.PDM File Extension

PowerDesigner Database File

Developer SAP
3.6  |  19 Votes

What is a PDM file?

Database created with Sybase PowerDesigner, an enterprise modeling and design program; stores database information as well as references to other files, such as the database definition (.XDB) file and model definition (.XEM) files.

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PDM files can also be opened with Quest Software's QDesigner, which was discontinued in 2006.

NOTE: PowerDesigner was originally developed by Sybase, which was purchased by SAP.

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Programs that open PDM files

Quest Software QDesigner

ProntoDoc for Word Mobile Display Document Template

Developer Step Function
3.4  |  11 Votes

File used by ProntoDoc for Word (PDW), a Microsoft Word plug-in used for auto-filling and generating document templates; stores the template's page structure as well as empty fields that are filled by data from one or more source databases (SQL Server, SharePoint, and Oracle are supported); used for generating content conforming to the HTML5 standard, which can be viewed on mobile devices.

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ProntoDoc for Word is used in business environments for generating reports and other business documents.

Programs that open PDM files

VB Project Information File

Developer Microsoft
3.0  |  3 Votes

Text file containing one or more scripts along with information about the packaging and deployment of a Visual Basic (VB) application; includes all necessary files, installation locations, and the name of the script(s).

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When additional deployment packages are created for a project. New package/deployment scripts are written to the beginning of the project's PDM file.

Programs that open or reference PDM files


Photo DVD Maker Project

Developer Anvsoft
3.5  |  2 Votes

A PDM file may also be a project created by Anvsoft Photo DVD Maker, a Windows program used to create photo slideshows and burn them to DVDs. It contains information about a slideshow project, including edits, the theme, and paths to images in the slideshow. PDM files also store metadata, such as the name of the project and names of albums in the project.

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To open a PDM file in Photo DVD Maker, select File → Open. To create a PDM file in Photo DVD Maker, select File → Save or Save As....

The PDM file allows you to save edits you make to the project when you close the program, then re-open the project for further editing. After making final edits to the PDM project, you may burn it to a DVD, export it to a Flash or MPEG video file, or upload it to the Internet.

NOTE: Since PDM files store the locations of images and audio loaded into the project, do not move the media files after loading them or you will have to load the media again.

Programs that open PDM files

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