Participation

Why Should Your Organization Join PDES, Inc.?


As a participant of PDES Inc., your organization can enjoy a number of benefits that will standardize and improve product data exchange within your company, increasing flexibility and quality while decreasing cycle time and cost using STEP. And that’s just the beginning.


Participation with PDES Inc. also includes:

Benefits of PDES, Inc. Participation

PDES, Inc. participants work together to leverage their collective efforts. Specific benefits include:

Participation Requirements

Most PDES, Inc. participants pay annual dues and all participate in the consortium’s technical activities. Participation requirements vary with the type and size of the organization.

The table below summarizes the financial and resource contribution requirements for each type of participant. Note the Industry category is sub-defined by size and type of business in order to allow for variations in the amount of annual dues.

First year participation dues are payable at the start of the participant’s term; the second and subsequent years’ dues are payable on the anniversary of the start date.

Participant Type Participation ID Organization Type/Size Term Fee Board Seat
Industry Industry 1 Corporate User - Sales Greater than $1B 2 Years $50K Yes
Industry Industry 2 Corporate Division Users - Sales Greater than $1B 2 Years $35K Yes
Industry Industry 3 Corporate User - Sales Between $100M-$1B 2 Years $25K Yes
Industry Industry 4 Corporate User - Sales Less than $100M 2 Years $15K Yes
Industry Industry 5 Solution Provider - Sales Greater than $50M 2 Years $25K Yes
Industry Industry 6 Solution Provider - Sales Less than $50M 2 Years $6K Yes
Industry Industry 7 Small Manufacturing User - Less than 500 Employees 2 Years $3K No
Government Associate Govt Agency 1 DoD, DoE, Natl Labs - Sales N/A 2 Years $25K Yes
Universities & Community Colleges Academic Associate Endorsed by an Industry Participant 2 Years No Fee No
Non Profit Associate Industry Consortium Endorsed by an Industry Participant 1 Year $24K No

Organization Types:
• “User” is a commercial entity that utilizes STEP in conducting its business operations – for example by using CAD, CAM, CAE tools
• “Solution Provider” is a commercial entity that develops and/or sells STEP-related software products and interfaces
• “Small Manufacturing User” is an entity that is typically a supplier to a “User” company, a Small and Medium Enterprise

For more information about PDES, Inc. participation requirements, please contact General Manager Jack Harris.

Join PDES, Inc. today!

Contact us to learn more about becoming a participant of the PDES, Inc. community.


(319) 432-3407

Jack Harris,
General Manager

(817) 935-4537

Dr. Michael R. Jahadi,
President & Chairman,
Executive Board