AutoCAD is one of the most popular CAD and drafting software applications used by many architects, engineers, and construction professionals. Often users have to work together in a team as well as share large drawings among each other. This document talks about different approaches companies currently take for team collaboration, shortcomings associated with these approaches, and finally, it provides a better solution.
*.DWGfile when it is saved. Users can easily restore a previously stored
*.BAKfile. Additional copies can be created manually to store unlimited versions of a drawing. A common practice is to rename the files according to their revision numbers, such as
One solution that addresses every shortcomings mentioned above is Syncrify. Here are some benefits of using it.
The most important benefit of versioned files in Syncrify is its ability to store deltas. For example, if version the first version of the document is 30MB and someone makes a minor adjustment, the following version will only contain the changes, which tremendously reduces disk space. If you have 10 versions of a 30MB document, the most recent version will be saved in its entirety (30MB). The rest of the versions will be stored on the disk as deltas and therefore, will only consume a small fraction of 30MB.
Team collaboration is a common practice when engineers and architects use AutoCAD. Built-in features only go so far and as a result companies have deployed in-house solutions to overcome the challenges. Syncrify offers a one-stop solution providing several features that otherwise would cost significantly more.
What methods do you use when working with AutoCAD? Share your thoughts in the comments area below.
|Created on:||Sep 11, 2020|
|Last updated on:||Dec 5, 2023|