iManage, Inc., a provider of collaborative content management software for enterprises, has announced the release of CADLink for iManage WorkSite MP, a solution that integrates computer-aided design (CAD) applications into the iManage platform. Designed to help engineers leverage content management functionality from within their native CAD environment, CADLink for iManage WorkSite MP is being introduced under an OEM agreement between iManage and McLaren Software, a developer of content-based enterprise applications for companies in the process manufacturing, utilities and engineering, design, and construction sectors.
The introduction of CADLink for iManage WorkSite MP will combine iManage's collaboration content management solution with the CAD capabilities of products like Autodesk AutoCAD and Bentley MicroStation. CAD drawings and the network of references between the CAD files typical of complex designs, are all stored, accessed, and controlled through iManage Worksite MP. Engineers using the solution can access drawings directly from the iManage repository through the menus of their CAD applications. Combined with the extranet capabilities and security model of iManage WorkSite MP, CADlink enables businesses to collaborate across their value chains on design and construction projects. CADLink for iManage WorkSite MP is currently available; it will support AutoCAD 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004 and MicroStation 8 and 8.1; and will be compatible with the Windows 2000, 2002 and Solaris 8 operating systems.