Manage CAD Files & Their Complex File Relationships
Managing all your CAD data and the complex file relationships, versioning requirements, change processes and redlining is a huge challenge. It gets even more complex because you’re managing AutoCAD, xrefs, image and overlay file relationships, plus Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks, parts, assemblies, drawings, and configurations. And if we want to reuse design files for new projects, keeping relationships and revisions intact manually is time consuming and difficult. And, when we make changes to one design there may be a ripple effect on other designs. Plus, there’s no easy way to control whether a parent file is fixed on a specific version of a child or whether it floats to the latest version when the child is modified.
Adept is integrated with AutoCAD-based, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, and MicroStation. It manages and tracks AutoCAD xrefs, image and overlay file relationships throughout their lifecycle. It manages the complex file relationships that exist between Inventor or SolidWorks parts, assemblies, drawings and configurations. As files are checked out, revised, routed through workflows, copied, moved, or renamed, Adept makes sure all these relationships stay intact. And because the link between files is bidirectional, authorized users can update one or many attributes right from within the Adept interface in either single or batch mode without opening the files themselves. Adept also displays the file relationships in an easy to understand tree structure so you can see where used and composed of information. Plus it offers a fix and float option that ensures parents use the correct version of a child.
40% of engineering professionals are not able to find the design data they’re looking for!
One of the greatest challenges organizations face today is effectively managing their CAD data, with its complex file relationships, versioning requirements, change processes and visualization needs.