Son, go get your ma, looks like SpaceCliam done got into the PDM’in, gone Sharepoint, and is gettin’ the IT folks all excited. It’s true, the young-ish 3D software company has sprouted some data management hairs on the bare chest of its direct modeling software, bringing you both an addon for managing SpaceClaim files and integration for the web-based, data sifting Inforbix apps.
SpaceClaim Data Management for SharePoint
Why is SpaceClaim getting into Data management? Simple. Their customers–They use SpaceClaim, They use Sharepoint. Match made in data management heaven.
SpaceClaim Data Management is based on Microsoft SharePoint and is available to all SpaceClaim 2012 customers at no additional charge, and works with existing SharePoint servers… It provides basic workgroup-level check-in, check-out, and versioning for SpaceClaim documents, including support for external dependencies, parts, assemblies, drawings, and 3D markups. No external user interface is required.
With all the hub-bub over PDM, we’ve been looking, watching, wondering and thinking about what the next version of PDM will be. A step in what we think is this direction by SpaceClaim is integration with Inforbix , an app that sifts through data and file meta-data on your own server to sort the information as you see fit. Do you use SpaceClaim? If so, how do you currently manage your files? While this works for SpaceClaim files, the very nature of SpaceClaim being able to work with multiple other formats, makes us wonder where the management of other data comes in. Videos and press release below.