Formtek EDM Module

Formtek Engineering Data Management (EDM) Module

The Formtek EDM Module includes a Custom Content Model for Engineering Drawing and Engineering Document content types. These content types include properties that can be used to associate metadata with engineering drawings and documents in Alfresco, as well as matching search, view, and edit forms.

The EDM Module can also be configured to work with an organization’s custom content model and types. When so configured, the EDM content types and your custom content types would both be available in lists for Change Type and Advanced Search.

Formtek EDM also supports a configurable, Automatic Reference Management solution. The FTKCAD T-Engine extracts reference names from the CAD drawing on upload. Then, when a base drawing enters a folder, a configurable rule identifies which reference folder to search, and then recursively searches that folder for matching reference names.

When chosen, the Manage References command lists each reference name and a link to the corresponding reference file in the Alfresco repository. Clicking a Reference Location link displays the Document Details window for that reference.

The base drawing and its references are stored in the Alfresco repository as separate items because they are separate drawing files. The reference management capabilities of the EDM Module then allow the user to Generate a Complete Drawing that combines the base drawing and its multiple reference files, into a single PDF rendition.

Similar to the PDF rendition that is displayed in the standard Alfresco preview pane, the complete drawing rendition includes all models, layouts, and views in the base drawing. Use the Download Original command to download the complete drawing PDF rendition.