TDM Overview

Tool management: For a future-proof production

In today’s modern production, the data flow of cutting tools is becoming increasingly important. Cutting tools need to be on the right machine at the right time. To ensure that this process runs smoothly, all involved systems in planning and on the shopfloor must communicate with one another. A uniform database for tools is an indispensable prerequisite here.

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Tool management connects

The TDM software solutions organize and integrate tool data in all phases of planning and production. They represent the link between ERP, PLM, and MES. Firstly, they record the master data in a central database. TDM makes the information on items and tool assemblies, including 2D drawings and 3D graphics, available for CAM and simulation systems.









Secondly, the software physically organizes tool circulation at shopfloor level. It thereby establishes the necessary transparency regarding tool inventories, as well as the condition and current location of tools. This is the only way to secure optimum demand planning and reduce costs.


Efficient tool management increases productivity

Shorter planning times: TDM Systems is the only provider to offer application-specific tool data and graphics. These are NC-ready and available in various formats for all standard CAM systems. This guarantees reliable simulation analyses.

Time savings in tool provision: Find your tool right away, rather than spending a lot of time searching for it. Thanks to TDM, you always know where your tools are currently located, whether on the machine or in the crib.

Less machine downtime and fast throughput times

When the right tool is on the right machine at the right time, you increase the productive working time by up to 30%. Even 20% higher machine utilisation can already deliver 10% greater gross profit.

Reproducible cutting values: If the cutting data of your tools is stored centrally, you can use it time and time again for new orders. With TDM Global Line, you can even use it across multiple locations.

Reducing costs with TDM

If you manage your tools consistently and transparently, you can save up to 20% tooling costs. The costs per workpiece are also reduced by up to 10% or even 20% if you process a lot of cutting data. An overview of the type, number, and crib location helps you standardize and reduce your tool variety. This in turn leads to better ordering conditions.

Waste neither time nor money, and benefit from the advantages offered
Choose TDM for sustainable production operations. TDM offers a wide range of modules and interfaces. Discover the benefits for you here:

  • TDM Base Module
  • TDM Tool Crib Module
  • TDM Shopfloor Manager Global Line
  • TDM Gauge & Calibration Module
  • TDM NC Program Management
  • TDM WebCatalog
  • TDM Graphic Generators
  • TDM>CAD/CAM Interfaces
  • TDM>Presetter Interfaces
  • TDM>ERP Interfaces
  • TDM>Vending System Interfaces

Efficient tool management is the prerequisite for sustainable production operations. 

System Requirements TDM 2020 / TDM Global Line 2020


Database Server File System TDM

ORACLE / with patch
28810679 / 12.2 / 18 / 19,
MS SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
(MS SQL Server Express, up to 3 Clients)

Operating System:
As recommended by the
manufacturer of the database

1 GB or more

Database Size:
2 GB or more

File System TDM

Hard Disk Space:
100 GB or more

Operating System:
SMB/CIFS or operation systems
compatible with Samba (e.g. Windows
Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019)

Application Server

Webserver 64-bit:
MS Internet Information Services (IIS)
7.5, 8, 8.5, 10

Operating System 64-bit:
MS Windows Server 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

16 GB or more

File Cache:
100 GB or more

Starting at 4 x 2.6 GHz vCPU

Access to TDM WebCatalog:
System requirements for
TDM WebCatalog:

Other Software 64-bit:
MS Visual C++ Redistributable for
Visual Studio 2010, 2013 and 2015
.NET Framework 4.6.2

Your own Network Sec. SSL Certificate


Graphics Properties:
3D compatible, SXGA or more

Operating System 64-bit:
MS Windows 10 Pro

4 GB or more

Hard Disk Space:
1 GB or more

Other Software:
.NET Framework 4.6.2

Supported TDM Licenses:
Named User, Floating License

Starting at Intel Core i5 or equivalent

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