Formtek Engineering Data Management

Solution Name: 
Formtek Engineering Data Management
Alfresco Content Services: 
5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.0, 3.4

The Formtek® EDM Solution for Alfresco provides a packaged solution for managing engineering documents and drawings using the Alfresco One content platform, and integrates Alfresco with AutoCAD®, an industry leading 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software application.

The Formtek EDM Module is the base software component of the Solution, and installs on the Alfresco server. It provides a pre-configured content model, complete with metadata properties and forms, for both engineering documents and drawings.For management of AutoCAD files, the EDM Module includes a converter which automatically renders DWG, DWF, and DXF file types to thumbnails and flash (SWF) for viewing within Alfresco Share. If Formtek’s free PDF Rendering extension is installed, PDF renditions of AutoCAD files can be generated on-demand and stored in the repository. 

The EDM Module also extracts attributes present in AutoCAD files, including those in the drawing title block, and maps the extracted data to EDM properties within Alfresco.  

  • An installation-ready, minimal services solution for secure, enterprise engineering document and drawing management
  • Engineering Drawing and Document Type Extensions for the Alfresco Content Model
  • View, Edit and Advanced Search Forms for Engineering Content
  • Preview AutoCAD files within Alfresco without native AutoCAD software
  • Automatically generated Thumbnail and Flash previews of AutoCAD Files
  • Supports AutoCAD DWG, DXF and DWF file formats
  • Allows mapping of drawing block attributes to Engineering Drawing metadata



System / Additional Requirements: 
Server running Linux or Windows Operating System
Licensing Model: 
Chargeable. Both Subscription and Perpetual licensing available
Version History: 
Full support, including ongoing product maintenance and updates, provided by Formtek
Support Contact(s): 

Victor Malespina (sales) +1 904 829 9251

Ed Kay (services) +1 404 408 8151