Streamline your design workflow.

Adept is optimized for drawing and XREF management in AutoCAD-based applications.

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  • Support for multiple AutoCAD applications
  • Runs inside the AutoCAD drawing software
  • View & manage file relationships (XREFS, 3D)
  • Bi-directional attribute/property links
  • Powerful search for easy design reuse
  • Automated version control
  • Centralized view and markup
  • Support for configurable workflows


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Adept AutoCAD Data Management - Task Pane

Use Adept with all your favorite AutoCAD-based applications.

We build integrations that work equally well across AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, and other AutoCAD-based applications. Adept also manages Autodesk Navisworks and Autodesk Inventor.

Adept inside Your AUTOCAD System

Access the power of Adept from within your AutoCAD system.

Adept drawing management software runs inside AutoCAD, allowing your CAD professionals to continue their design work without leaving the application.

The expandable Adept Task Pane window lets you:

  • Search or browse by metadata
  • View drawing and document metadata
  • Preview drawing designs
  • View where-used and composed-of details
  • Approve or reject files in a workflow
  • Open, insert, check in/out, and replace files


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Using the Adept CAD integration task panes drastically improves the design workflow.
Ryan Mongeau Director of Technology Space Age Electronics
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XREF File Management

No more broken relationships.

Adept keeps your AutoCAD file relationships intact as they are checked in/out, routed through workflows, moved, copied or renamed. A tree view displays where-used and composed-of information, so you know the impact of any change.

  • Supports AutoCAD XREFs and image file relationships.
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Bi-Directional Attribute Links

Leverage AutoCAD drawing metadata without redundant data entry.

Adept AutoCAD drawing management bi-directionally links to AutoCAD attributes.

Data Extraction - Metadata is extracted from AutoCAD title block attributes or properties and is populated in Adept so it can be searched on, reported on, and referenced.

Adept to AutoCAD - Authorized users can push data from Adept fields to AutoCAD drawings in batch mode, without having to open individual CAD drawing files, saving time, and eliminating duplicate data entry.

AutoCAD Drawing Management Bidirectional Linking
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CAD Search on the Adept Task Pane - Streamlining AutoCAD File Management
Search Tools and Design Reuse

Find and re-use designs in seconds
to free up a day per week.

AutoCAD users spend 20-30% of their time searching for information. Adept helps deliver projects faster by giving designers instant access to version correct designs from anywhere at any time. Batch copy and rename designs from one project for use on another, so you’re not wasting time recreating them, while ensuring efficient CAD drawing control.

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Get the right version to the right person at the right time.

Adept’s AutoCAD drawing revision control ensures there are no more duplicates and costly mistakes. Adept also guarantees everyone has access to the correct AutoCAD drawing and related Xrefs.

Major/minor versions - Design teams can increment minor versions in a design phase and major versions upon pre-defined approval processes. 

References - Control if a parent file references the latest version of a child or is docked to a specific version

Revisions - Adept can auto-increment a custom revision number in your title block upon events in Adept, such as check in/out or final approval.

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Save Icon Overlapping the AutoCAD Version Control Tab of the Adept Software Dashboard

Universal view and markup from anywhere.

Deliver easy tools to view and markup AutoCAD drawings, models, MS Office, and graphic formats to your entire value chain.

  • Get fast, digital feedback from the field.
  • Simplify design reviews.
  • Improve collaboration.
  • Streamline your engineering change process.
  • Support for AutoCAD, DXF, DWF, PDF, Word, Excel, JPEG, and more

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Engineering Change MANAGEMENT

Automate workflow and engineering change management to streamline your process.

Adept’s AutoCAD drawing management automates your entire engineering change process, including versioning documents, routing them through pre-defined approval processes, notifying stakeholders, and tracking each step of the workflow. Workflows can be triggered automatically upon check in, and designers can approve or reject files in a workflow from within the AutoCAD application.

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Engineering Drawing AutoCAD Revision Control with the Option to Approve Inside the Adept Task Pane

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Automate Data Flows

Ensure all systems are up to date, improve data integrity, and eliminate redundant work.

Automate Business Processes

Engage the right people in the right application at the right time.