by TenLinks Judge, Joe Medieros
PHOENIX, AZ (SOLIDWORKS World 2015) — Flatter Files uses an installed uploader application to upload data from a local or network drive, file sharing applications such as Dropbox and PDM (Product Data Management) systems such as EPDM and WPDM. Flatter Files has a part and document management system that plugs into the same database as SOLIDWORKS EPDM. This data is uploaded to the Flatter Files cloud, making this data available anywhere in the world without having to grant access (users should be warned if this is sensitive vaulted information).
Additional file formats, such as PDFs, can be automatically generated, thus allowing non-CAD users to view engineering data. Additionally,since Flatter Files uses the same database as EPDM, the data that is being accessed is always up to date. Therefore, customers and suppliers will always be working with the latest data.
Outside of being a viewer, which EPDM also has, Flatter Files has some fantastic reporting capabilities to graphically identify bottlenecks and to more efficiently plan resources.
Flatter Files is priced based only on the number of contributors. The number of viewers is unlimited, saving on the costs of purchasing viewers for all users that need to access information.
For More Information
Flatter Files - company website
Flatter Files Stores Drawings in the Cloud - nominated for Best of Show, Autodesk University 2014
About Joe Medieros
Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and Enterprise PDM specialist at Canada’s Premier SOLIDWORKS solution partner, Javelin Technologies. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. Mo