Formtek EDM Connector for AutoCAD®

The Formtek EDM Connector for AutoCAD is an application that allows users to interact with the Alfresco content repository directly from AutoCAD.

The Formtek EDM Connector for AutoCAD works in conjunction with the Formtek EDM Module for Alfresco to provide a low-cost, pre-packaged, installation-ready, minimal services solution for the secure management of engineering documents, drawings and AutoCAD files within Alfresco. The resulting solution allows an organization to effectively manage and collaborate on all engineering information throughout its distributed enterprise.

At the core of the Formtek EDM Solution is the Alfresco Open Content repository that provides a full range of content management and collaboration functionality. The Formtek EDM Connector for Alfresco provides access to the Alfresco repository functionality – including browse, open, check-in, check-out, and view/edit metadata functionality – directly from within the AutoCAD application, utilizing the predefined engineering content model and/or a custom content model configured within Alfresco.

The Formtek EDM Connector for AutoCAD also maintains the integrity of referenced drawings (XRefs), as well as other types of referenced files (DGN, PDF, raster, etc.), by automatically associating them to the current drawing within the Alfresco repository. When a drawing is checked-in or checked-out from AutoCAD, the EDM Connector presents the user with a list of all associated files, which the user can then select for check-in or check-out together with the current drawing.

EDMConnector-EditMetadataThe EDM Connector for AutoCAD integrates directly with the Alfresco repository.