A Cloud of Benefits
With one central repository shared by all users, designers collaborate more easily and search for existing designs without duplicating efforts. All players in the supply chain -- structural designers, graphic designers, suppliers, brand owners and production managers -- share the common, centralized database ensuring much stronger, more dynamic collaboration across the whole supply chain.
"ArtiosCAD Enterprise makes collaboration with clients and suppliers straightforward," explains Richard Deroo, EskoArtwork Product Manager, Structural Design. "For example, a converter who needs a die created by an outside vendor can invite the diemaker to the project to access the most recent version of the file -- rather than sending an email document with a file attachment. This eliminates any risk of a die being created from the wrong version of a CAD file."
A Scalable Cloud
ArtiosCAD Enterprise is a scalable solution that meets the needs of both single-plant and multi-plant enterprise users. Deroo explains: "Single location users will increase their productivity with a process-driven workflow, reducing the number of data entry points. Larger global accounts will benefit from the online, secure, central database that allows for instant access to corporate design assets from any location. Thus companies with plants in multiple locations can centralize files and collaborate on projects and structural designs. They can import work from other projects and adapt them to their own specific jobs."
By enabling all ArtiosCAD users in a corporation to access the database via the private cloud, corporate standards are developed and shared across all locations and users, resulting in common workflow practices across multiple plants.
Controlled Access and Security
Security and privileges to the database are protected by a user login, ensuring that all projects, files and database information are fully protected. User access is controlled and permissions are granted based on need. As this is truly a private cloud, the customer determines access rights for any outside user, eg. clients or suppliers. This is done at user or file level within a project.
Simplifying IT Support
With only one single database to administer and maintain, IT support is simplified. Unlike other systems, where IT departments are responsible for managing replicated databases at every location, ArtiosCAD Enterprise reduces the risk of 'data collision', should the on-site databases be out of synch with the master database.