Small design firms, freelancers, engineering consultants, and independent contractors play an important role in the engineering and design community. They’re part of our more collaborative world where ad-hoc teams come together as needed to staff up projects. These small firms need to iterate and collaborate when their virtual teams come together for a project or contract.
They have to share files and get feedback from their customers, other engineers, and their own teams. Smaller firms compete through agility and productivity, though, and can’t afford the time, cost, and overhead of a “big” data management solution.
But, they need CAD collaboration basics to efficiently share designs, get feedback, and prevent errors. Can cloud tools help? Yes and no.
Download Practical CAD Collaboration for Small Design and Engineering Firms by Jim Brown, president of Tech-Clarity.
Table of contents
Can small engineering and design firms afford CAD collaboration?
Can you control, access, and share CAD without the overhead?
Controlling CAD without overkill
Sharing CAD (and design feedback) without the effort
Special considerations for smaller firms
Why generic file storage solutions don’t work for CAD
Traditional tools are out of reach
CAD-Centric collaboration in the cloud
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