Why use DvTDM

Best of breed drawing and document management software
Data Viewer Total Document Management (Dv TDM) will help regain control of the information that’s central to
your organisation’s workflow processes, significantly improving workplace efficiencies and reducing your
costs.
Dv TDM equips progressive organisations with the expertise and tools to better manage the creation,
capture, organization, storage, retrieval, manipulation and controlled circulation of drawings, CAD files and
business documents.
While most document management software developers claim they can manage drawings i.e. their software
allows you add a drawing to the database and control access to who can check in and checkout the
document, Dv TDM’s features far exceed these simple functions.
Dv TDM is a powerful and robust tool for managing everything from business documents to technical
documents and drawings. Dv TDM supports over 200 Engineering and Office document formats including:
AutoCAD, Microstation, Word, Excel, Outlook, PDF, and many more.
With Dv TDM, you can:
Access and manage technical project documents worldwide from a central repository through Internet
Explorer.
Drawings can be quickly located and are never lost, misplaced or misfiled.
There is always strict version control so that there is never any doubt ‘who has got what’ andif all
modifications and amendments have been incorporated.
A drawing’s links to other references, templates and files are fully protected should the latter be
subject to modificationor deletion. For example, any drawing’s links to other references, templates
and files are fully protected should the latter be subject to modification or deletion.
Share documents and drawings on the web, control versions, view and markup documents without
the need for the native file application and more.
Reference files are also managed by Dv TDM without requiring a third party application.
Project files are stored in their native file format so clients can integrate documents with legacy ERP
and Mapping systems.
Dv TDM Features and Benefits
At Practical Programs, we make organisation of information easy
The following small sample of Dv TDM facilities and features provide an indication of what we can do for your
organisation.
Seamless Integration
Gives you the ability to interact with all your existing applications.
Time tracking
Allows you to record the number of hours a file has been open in AutoCAD.
Version Control
Allows you to effectively control document revision processes so that your organisation’s agreed procedures
are rigorously adhered to. Dv TDM allows you to modify a drawing while keeping a record of the previous
versions. It can ensure earlier versions can not be modified. To ensure changes to reference files do not
affect your version history it can convert the drawing to a vector based PDF or bind the reference files.
Knowledge Groups
Offers you the ability to group otherwise unrelated documents. If documents are deleted, added or modified
Knowledge Group Team Members are automatically notified.
Legacy Documents
Facilitates the quick and accurate indexing of all your existing drawings into Dv TDM.
Risk Management
Ensures that you can confidently locate the correct drawing and lets you apply the levels of access control
that you require.
Content Searching
You can search for text contained in any document even when this was not part of the original index.
Graphical Workflow
You can visually plan and implement the path a project takes by simply drawing lines. With Dv TDM doing the
rest, workflow can be easily streamlined for greater efficiency.
File Structure Support
Arrange your files according to your existing file and directory structure. With Dv TDM can use your folder
name and file attributes to populate the database.
Manage Reference Files
Cross checks your database to find all drawings that use the same reference files. With Dv TDM you can
easily find which reference files are used by a particular drawing.
Watermarks
Automated watermarking can be an effective way of maintaining the security and integrity of your drawings.
Project Wizard
Create new projects quickly by populating predefined fields with information such as project name number,
drawing number structure etc.
Redlining
Enables you to make comments or markups on an image without effecting original drawings. This can be
used as part of the quality checking procedure. You can also measure the drawing. You may also turn off
layers or print only part of a drawing.
Web Interface
The ability to operate Dv TDM through your internet browser.
Security
Drawing by drawing, you decide who is permitted access to view, edit and print.
Electronic Transmittal Engine
Create a transmittal document automatically.
ISO Compliance
Be confident in the knowledge that your Document Management software complies with the International
Standards Organizations guidelines for document management.
Viewing
Dv TDM views over two hundred formats. This allows you to see the drawings even though you may not have
the native application.
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