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GrabCAD Announces Workbench Summer 2014 Release

Mike McLeod   


Latest version of multi-CAD, cloud-based PDM service includes new metadata search, Where used reports and CAD specific enhancements.

14-june-GrabCAD-Workbench-625GrabCAD announced the July 1 Summer Release of GrabCAD Workbench, the company’s cloud-based PDM service. With the Summer Release, the CAD file management and external collaboration service now includes new capabilities including:

  • Flexible search capabilities: Search on metadata such as date, type, author, revision, version, and custom file properties
  • “Whereused” reports: Shows where a part is used in other assemblies
  • Assembly BOM Views: Display, filter and export the parts list of any CAD assembly
  • Configuration and family table support: View different configurations and family members of parts and assemblies from major CAD systems

The latest version also features enhancements to existing features including revision control links, version and control and backup and file lock status within SolidWorks Workbanch add-in. Other, CAD specific enhancements include:

  • SOLIDWORKS Intelligent notifications alert users of document changes such as when a file is locked or affected by changes to another document
  • Creo Automatically detects the latest Creo file for upload; view native parts, assemblies, and drawings
  • Autodesk Support for 3D DWG



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