ACS Software Inc., a worldwide developer of engineering document management and workflow solutions, announced the availability of AutoEDMS v6.5 SR2 - the 12th major release of the AutoEDMS Document Management & Workflow Solution. AutoEDMS manages documents and document revision processes in workgroups, across wide-area network systems and the Internet. This new version includes a solution that provides secure, browser-based search/view/print access to the AutoEDMS repository from any standard web browser.

Significant enhancements found in AutoEDMS SR2, include:

  • Improved Viewing: The new AutoEDMS aVue viewing system - a 100% Java thin-client viewer that replaces the current viewing modules. AutoEDMS aVue viewing technology supports over 400 file types including all the latest file formats, such as AutoCAD 2004/2005 DWG and DWF, Acrobat PDF, and Word/Excel 2003. 3D viewing support for Inventor, Solidworks, Mechanical Desktop, ProE, Catia and others is available as an option.
  • Internet Ready: With the optional AutoEDMS Web Publisher (WP), users can query, view, print, and download managed files through standard web browsers. The AutoEDMS WP/aVue system provides streamlined, web-based viewing and printing of hundreds of file formats, without any client-side viewing utilities or plug-ins. Version 6.5 SR2 also includes a new integration interface to the AutoEDMS WP/aVue system. Users can integrate the WP/aVue solution with their existing web site, such as a manufacturing portal or GIS system.
  • Automated Document Workflow: AutoEDMS automates document revision and approval processes with the built-in AutoEDMS Workflow Engine. The drag & drop Visual Workflow Designer is used to establish multiple workflow processes. These workflow processes can automatically route documents between people and departments, through a multi-step revision and approval process. SR2 has increased performance in Workflow operation by 100+%.
  • Windows Terminal Server & Citrix MetaFrame Support: Version SR2 is now full compatibility with Windows Terminal Server and Citrix MetaFrame. AutoEDMS can be easily deployed over the Internet to efficiently support remote AutoEDMS users.

Source: ACS Software, Dec. 3, 2004