Autodesk ships Autodesk WorkCenter.SAN RAFAEL San Rafael (săn rəfĕl`), residential city (1990 pop. 48,404), seat of Marin co., W Calif., a suburb of San Francisco on the northern shore of San Francisco Bay; inc. 1913. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 9, 1995--Autodesk, Inc. today announced worldwide shipping of Autodesk WorkCenter(TM), a customizable, Windows-based technical document and workflow management system for the entire design team.
Praised by industry consultants(a) at its introduction last fall, Autodesk WorkCenter beta users report that Autodesk WorkCenter will set a new standard in the market.
"Autodesk WorkCenter will set a new standard in the document management and workflow markets. It is a very affordable and capable system, powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use. It is a must for companies looking to improve the handling of their paper, CAD, and support information," said David Wilson David Wilson may refer to:
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Autodesk WorkCenter helps users track projects more easily, communicate information more effectively, and better manage the flow of information. It lets AutoCAD(R) users and other design team members view more than 100 different types of documents and access and manage all types of documents including text, spreadsheets, graphics and database files, as well as AutoCAD drawings.
"We prefer to work with Autodesk because it is the market leader in CAD systems. We haven't found a drawing management system that compares to Autodesk WorkCenter in its Windows-compatibility, user interface and integration with AutoCAD," said Bill O'Malley, Director of Information Systems, Hammel Green and Abrahamson, a nationally known architectural and interior design firm in Minneapolis, MN. "We expect that Autodesk will lead the way in PC-based drawing management solutions for the CAD market."
Industry consultants agree with beta customers' impressions. "Autodesk WorkCenter has features to serve all different types of users. Very slick technology and interface. Autodesk has a unique opportunity to make significant inroads inroads
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Autodesk WorkCenter helps users with enhanced file organization and access, revision management, workflow automation See workflow. , document security and viewing/redlining. It lets users track information throughout a document's entire life cycle. To help streamline the design process and enhance communication between design team members, Autodesk WorkCenter provides powerful workflow automation features, such as document routing, electronic notification and approvals to ensure that everyone involved in a design project is part of the same automated system.
An easy-to-use electronic file cabinet ensures source documents are protected from simultaneous revisions, overwriting Overwriting
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Also referred to as overriding. and unintended deletion, as well as from unauthorized access. In addition, SmartViews is an innovative feature that lets all users organize the same documents in any way they wish. Autodesk WorkCenter is integrated with AutoCAD software and is also compatible with AutoCAD(R) LT.
"Autodesk WorkCenter is not only a drawing management tool for the AutoCAD designer, it goes far beyond to help the entire design team manage all electronic documents. Autodesk WorkCenter provides improved communication among disciplines and workgroups," said Dr. Stanley Port, an information management consultant based in Surrey in the United Kingdom.
Autodesk WorkCenter lets users customize document management models with two "personality templates" that provide industry-specific look and feel, terminology and workflow automation for architects, engineers and construction users (AEC AEC US Atomic Energy Commission
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MCAD Minneapolis College of Art and Design ). Autodesk WorkCenter features an application programming interface, which is currently being used by more than 50 independent software developers (ISV (Independent Software Vendor) A person or company that develops software. It implies an organization that specializes in software only and is not part of a computer systems or hardware manufacturer. ). Three developers have already announced add-on utilities. I3, Raleigh, N.C., has shipped its Legend product line; Expert Graphics, Atlanta, Ga., introduced ViewCenter; and Byers CADnet, Atlanta, GA, has announced Plot Manager.
Autodesk WorkCenter was developed by Autodesk Data Management Products Group, developer of Autodesk Data Extension (ADE) and AutoCAD VQ. Autodesk has traditionally produced tools for the creation of electronic design graphics and animation. Autodesk WorkCenter, ADE and AutoCAD VQ provide AutoCAD and non-AutoCAD users with powerful easy-to-use tools for managing these and other documents.
Autodesk WorkCenter operates as a client/server application on Novell Netware (operating system, networking) Novell NetWare - Novell, Inc.'s proprietary networking operating system for the IBM PC.
NetWare uses the IPX/SPX, NetBEUI or TCP/IP network protocols. It supports MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Macintosh and Unix clients. networks. Other network configurations, including Windows NT (Windows New Technology) A 32-bit operating system from Microsoft for Intel x86 CPUs. NT is the core technology in Windows 2000 and Windows XP (see Windows). Available in separate client and server versions, it includes built-in networking and preemptive multitasking. , are planned for release in 1995.
Availability and Pricing
The International English version of Autodesk WorkCenter is shipping worldwide and began shipping in North America in December. Localized versions of Autodesk WorkCenter for Germany and France are scheduled to ship mid-year 1995.
Autodesk WorkCenter for Netware configurations is priced in the U.S. at US$695 (MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
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To locate an Authorized Dealer or for more information, call Autodesk at 800/964-6432 or fax to 415/507-5148. Outside the United States or Canada, fax to 415/507-6118 (Latin America), 415/507-6117(Asia/Pacific) or 41-22-788-21-44 (Europe). Pricing for students, faculty and educational institutions varies.
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