What is this whitepaper about?
This white paper describes the possibilities and limitations for SharePoint in managing the CAD files and integrating with CAD applications. It also explains how SharePoint can be used as an engineering document management and control solution to store, manage, and share design information across multi-disciplinary organizations and project teams.
Engineering Document Management
Engineering companies are responsible for the development and production of products, but also for the design and construction of projects. They need to manage both their office documents and their design information. Design information is typically created by CAD engineers, but reviewed and used by other project stakeholders.
Managing CAD files
For engineering document management, SharePoint must integrate with different CAD applications and CAD management systems to maintain the relationship between the CAD file itself (which remains in the CAD application) and its renditions that are published as revisions into a secure collaborative area.