Adept Client Options
Adept is offered in three types of clients to accommodate the needs of a variety of users: Adept Desktop, Adept Explorer and Adept Reviewer.
Adept Desktop: Adept Desktop is the full featured Adept client for users who need to create and modify documents, and for those administering the Adept system. Adept Desktop is an easy to deploy, Windows Desktop client providing all of Adept’s capabilities from a simple, easy-to-use interface. Adept Desktop users can create, modify and view documents, and have full access to Adept’s powerful CAD integrations. Adept administrators can import documents, add users and groups, control permissions, create and modify workflows, and much more.
Adept Explorer: Adept Explorer is a thin, web client designed for users who need to access documents and information stored in Adept, primarily in a read-only mode. It complements Adept’s full-featured Desktop client, offering a simplified interface that allows users to find, view, print, redline, assign and copy documents based on their permissions in Adept. Adept Explorer provides the same powerful viewing capabilities found in the Desktop client for AutoCAD, Inventor, SolidWorks, Word, Excel, PDF, TIF, and hundreds of other formats. Adept Explorer users can view version information, file relationships, the status of a workflow, and the audit trail of any document throughout its lifecycle. Adept Explorer is a great fit for read-only users in purchasing, manufacturing, maintenance, sales, marketing, and outside vendors.
Adept Reviewer: Built on the Adept Explorer platform, Adept Reviewer adds full workflow participation to the Adept web client experience. With Adept Reviewer users can approve, reject, reject to previous step, reject to originator, re-route to a new workflow, and expedite approve and reject, add comments, and more. Email notification and time-based alerts are supported. Adept Reviewer also allows users to edit metadata in an Adept Library Card, including the new rich text format (RTF) memo tab. Adept Reviewer licenses are concurrent. , and Adept Explorer users may upgrade to Adept Reviewer for a fee.
Other Product Options
Adept PublishWave: PublishWave is an optional add-on program for Adept. PublishWave enables single or batch mode printing to hard copy and publishing to PDF, TIF, and DXF formats directly from the Adept application. You get high fidelity, native application output quality – without having to open the file in its native application.
PublishWave is well suited for organizations that require native application output quality; tighter control over their output; or automated PDF, TIF, and DXF generation when a change to a document has been made or when a document has been approved. PublishWave also helps solve the challenge of timely and accurate document distribution of non-editable, easily viewable renderings of native documents within and outside of the organization.
Adept Vault Replication with Binary Differencing: Vault Replication with Binary Differencing is a premium option for vault replication. When an Administrator enables binary differencing, only the changes between files – not the entire file –are replicated to other sites. Binary differencing makes replication transfers much faster, while using significantly less network bandwidth. Its performance improvements will especially benefit organizations replicating vaults that contain 2D drawings or 3D models and collaborating online across sites.
Related Fields: The new Related Fields module allows you to create a series of dependent relationships between Adept data fields, making hierarchical searching and data entry fast, easy and error free. It’s designed for any client who needs a rapid way for users to enter data in a uniform manner across the enterprise, improving efficiency and data quality.
This optional module allows Adept administrators to create dependent relationships between the drop down list of one data field and the drop down list of another data field in the Adept Library Card. Once a value is selected in one field, the list of available options for the second field is intelligently filtered. Once the second field is populated, the list of available options for the third field is filtered.
You can create any number of Related Field combinations. For example, when ‘Pennsylvania’ is selected in the State field, the values available in the City field are only those cities in Pennsylvania. When ‘Philadelphia’ is selected in the City field, only projects in Philadelphia are displayed as valid selections for the Project field.
Additionally, selecting a value in one field can automatically fill in the value of multiple other fields on the library card.