PDXplorer: PDX Reader

The best way to view & query PDX packages - FREE!

Download PDXplorer PDX Viewer for PDX files

PDXplorer PDX viewer opens and exports data from PDX files that conform to the IPC-2570 standards for Product Data eXchange (PDX).

These standards specify how data is shared between supply chain partners. Product lifecycle management (PLM) applications often export PDX packages to manufacturing systems.

The PDXplorer PDX reader offers a clean, straight-forward user interface, coupled with an adaptable data query engine. Since PDX files can occasionally have varying attribute values depending upon the IPC implementation, PDXplorer accepts format differences to determine how best to show the PDX file.

PDXplorer is FREE for personal and organization use - view PDX files at no cost, securely on your own computer.

PDXplorer Features

The PDXplorer PDX viewer is a simple, user-friendly tool for viewing parts, multi-level BOMs, file attachments and other PDX design package data. It's a quick download, very easy to install, and shows helpful labels instead of the obscure technical names defined by IPC-2570.

PDXplorer application

  • PDX 1.0 compliant. Opens PDX files defined by product data exchange standards IPC-2571, IPC-2576, IPC-2578.

  • Compatible with Windows 32-bit / 64-bit, including Windows 7 / 8 / 10 / 11 and Windows Server 2008 and later.

  • No cloud/SaaS risk: Your intellectual property remains securely on your own computer — no third-party sharing, no waiting for large uploads to complete.

  • Displays both a PDX detail view and a multi-level bill of materials.

  • Open file attachments for viewing by simply clicking a button.*

  • Flexible file attachment export: Extract a single file, or all files in the PDX package.

  • Full Windows Clipboard support: Copy any grid, row, or cell.

  • Text filtering of item names or special tags.

  • Read PDX packages without a connection to another database or application.

  • Optimized for use with PDXpert PLM software to extract PDXpert data extensions like custom attributes, validate package signatures, and add AES-256 password protection.

  • Rich Windows® client built on Microsoft® .NET Framework WPF supports easy PDX package navigation.

  • Resilient data parsing engine abstracts the PDX data from the user presentation layer, and can read varying implementations of IPC-2571.DTD.

  • Small download and quick setup.

* The files must be included ("isFileIn=Yes") and your computer must have an appropriate viewer for the file format (for example, a PDF reader must be installed to view PDFs). A list of free CAD file viewers is available on the PDXpert PLM software website.