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Using CAD files stored in SharePoint

  Date: Oct 13    Category: MOSS    Views: 2330

Has anyone had experience with storing CAD (.dwg, etc) files in SharePoint
and then opening them in AutoCAD? Any difficulties, unforeseen or



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Oct 13    

Xref's will need relative paths instead of absolute paths, among other things.

This is something where I would highly recommend some aftermarket integration.

This is also probably the only time I will suggest using folders in document

Answer #2    Answered On: Oct 13    
Answer #3    Answered On: Oct 14    

I think my recommendation may have to be "wait until your
SharePoint solution is more mature and then we'll talk about adding AutoCAD"
-- or maybe we'll just keep those in external storage somewhere.

Answer #4    Answered On: Oct 14    

One of the things that we didn't try at that company was using RBS. This may be
the answer you are looking for. (I was a brand spanking new admin at this
company, and I missed a lot.)

Answer #5    Answered On: Oct 14    

Thanks for the initial thoughts, everyone. Another question: has anyone
here used a third-party CAD mitigator with a hosted SharePoint solution like
MS Office 365?

Answer #6    Answered On: Oct 14    

The issue isn't the car document themselves but the X-refs contained within
them. That is where the document break down

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