I work in the IT department and I’m trying to help the CAD guys choose a storage solution. For each job, we create a folder with the job number and place all the supporting files such excel, word, pdfs and drawing files in there. However, it doesn’t meet our quality standards:
- Check-in and out files so only one person can amend a job drawing at a time
- Version Control so we can keep track of changes to files
- Easy to use
We have SharePoint 2007 and I understand it meets the requirements above. Can someone help me understand the benefits of vault?
We use a mixture of Inventor, AutoCAD 3d and AutoCAD lt.
Vault offers the following addtional features that you can't get with SharePoint:
There are a number of other features you will get out of Vault that you will not get out of SharePoint.
I would recommend that you talk with your Autodesk Partner/Reseller so that they can go over your needs and recommend the best possible solution.
I've used a third party edm in the past as well as sharepoint
I'm now in a new role - and workign with a large number of CAD files across shared drives (not ideal)
My company also have sharepoint
If we were considering vault - which I guess is a standalone solution - then what would be the real benefits to intergrate with sharepoint - and would the recommend implementation to do a phased e.g. phase 1 (vault) and phase 2 (vault-sharepoint integration) or single jump to an integrated solution ?
Many Thanks !
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