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mdhutchinson
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DropBox, Buzsaw, SharePoint: Are there others?

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07-23-2012 08:58 AM

DropBox, Buzsaw, Microsoft SharePoint, Autodesk Vault...

 

(maybe Autodesk Vault doesn't fit in this list?)

 

In concidering Riverbed technology for Project CAD file sharing between remote offices, does DropBox, Buzsaw, SharePoint fit in the picture?

 

Are there others besides DropBox, Buzsaw or MS SharePoint?

Which is the better solution?

 

 

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sgold
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Re: DropBox, Buzsaw, SharePoint: Are there others?

07-24-2012 06:13 AM in reply to: mdhutchinson

The BIG BIG drawback to Box and Dropbox (and we use these in our office extensively) and others like those is there's no protection for "file in use" that I've found.  If you start editing a file, someone else has no idea.

 

And don't try putting your vault on the dropbox, that's asking for trouble I think.  Not to mention size can quickly become an issue.

 

Scott G.

Using Inventor 2013/2014 and Vault Basic since 2012
Using Simulation Flow 360 since 2013 (sparingly, bear with me please)
6 years Solidworks (v2006-v2010)
10 years Pro-Engineer (v13-WF2) w/ Intralink (2.0-3.0) w/ Pro/Mechanica
2 years of Mechanical Desktop
AutoCAD since R12
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mdhutchinson
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Re: DropBox, Buzsaw, SharePoint: Are there others?

07-24-2012 06:45 AM in reply to: sgold

"... If you start editing a file, someone else has no idea."

 

I don't know much at all about Drop Box... Is the idea that you open AutoCAD drawing file 'directly' from Drop Box?

AutoCAD places a 'dwl' file in the same location as the drawing file being edited. Are you saying that multiple people can edit the same file without the typical indication from AutoCAD that you can open as read-only?

 

And... is there not record kept of who edited or when the edit was made?

 

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DarrenP
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Re: DropBox, Buzsaw, SharePoint: Are there others?

07-24-2012 07:32 AM in reply to: mdhutchinson

dropbox isn't a data management tool its a file sharing tool

so no it doesn't do that

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JGerth
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Re: DropBox, Buzsaw, SharePoint: Are there others?

07-24-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: mdhutchinson

for inter-organization collaboration, the hands-down best product i've used has been eRoom, now owned by documentum

 

internally, Synergis Adept looks like the winner for eng/cadd document management

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