M-Files Under the Hood: Google SketchUp

Posted on July 21, 2009 under Uncategorized by

Users of any Windows-based CAD application enjoy the same easy version control and search capabilities as any other business application with M-Files.  Here’s the same familiar M-Files interface integrated into Google SketchUp.  Choosing Save As… just as you would normally in SketchUp brings up all the convenient document management controls of M-Files:

Google SketchUp with M-Files document management interface

Architectural and product design offices can spend impressive amounts on customization or special modules of CAD packages to manage project data, such as Autodesk’s Vault or Pro/ENGINEER’s Windchill.  The simple M-Files solution is much more comprehensive (organizing all business documents), more inexpensive (with a free license for up to 10,000 files: M-Files Express), and contains all the capabilities to prevent loss of edits, misplaced files, and proliferation of multiple versions.

Because M-Files is not based on folders, but rather descriptive properties and keywords related to the document or associated project, it’s fast to save and find files.  M-Files is also easy to implement within your current design workflow; you can start organizing your project data effectively as soon as you install the digital filing system.    

Take a look at a [great example] of how an architectural design firm can leverage M-Files on design projects in this recent article about BSA LifeStructures.

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M-Files dynamic content management solutions are revolutionizing the ECM market by transforming how businesses manage, secure and share information with a unique metadata-powered approach that organizes and processes content based on what it is, rather than where it resides. Thousands of businesses in over 100 countries use M-Files on-premise, in the cloud or in hybrid environments to improve productivity and quality, and to ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards, including companies such as SAS, Elekta and EADS.

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