Drawing Management and Document Management Software

The differences between traditional paper-based drawing management software and electronic document management systems (EDMS) is evolving at a steady pace as typical 2d data management environments now need to be able to cope with 3D data and structured data formats.

Data is also no longer only about the detail visible on the CAD drawings or in an office file or PDF, but now even extends to extraction of meta data contained in the model files themselves.

As documents move through various work in progress processes, version/revision states and shared or released stages, data controllers are finding it more difficult to ensure that data consumers are reviewing the right version of the right document at the right time as the amount of data being generated is on the increase.

Whilst document management is highly important across many industry sectors, the biggest challenges are probably faced by the construction industry as a typical project could easily have ooo’s of drawings, and robust file management not only needs to happen internally, but also externally as data is pushed out to Common Data Environments (CDE) where it must be available to all contractors involved in the project.

Document and Drawing Management Solutions

Graitec has strong history of helping customers choose and deploy document management solutions in both the manufacturing and construction space, helping improve data quality, streamline document management processes and reduce data management costs.

Solutions available include:

Cabinet: Cabinet is an enterprise class work in progress document management solution for small and large architectural and engineering practices, as well as the utilities and process sector where clients need to work to exacting regulatory standards including ISO 1650.

BIM 360: BIM 360 is a unified platform for Construction that is designed to connect project teams and data in real-time, through the various stages from design through to physical construction, including data management, design collaboration, coordination and data analytics.

BIM 360 DOCS:  BIM 360 DOCS is classed as construction document management software and as such is a common data environment designed to ensure construction data is available to the extended project teams to increase efficiency improve quality and reduce risk.

Vault: Autodesk Vault is a data management solution primarily for manufacturing and Inventor, but also extends to other disciplines including general AutoCAD drawing management. It manages 2D and 3D file versions including dependencies including historic data, essential to manufacturing.

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