Open Text Corporation announced the availability of Livelink CADManager which gives architects and engineers a system for managing large volumes of interrelated CAD drawings for major design projects. The new product provides an integration between Livelink and CAD applications from Autodesk, Inc. Livelink CADManager supports Autodesk’s AutoCAD 2000i, AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD 2004. With Livelink CADManager, Livelink becomes a knowledge management repository for design projects, serving as a central point for managing all working drawings, as well as data about drawings and their relationships. Livelink CADManager gives users an easy-to-browse directory structure, the ability to apply detailed metadata to drawings, advanced search capabilities, and check-in/check-out features to control drawing revisions. Access to Livelink is provided through a menu structure in AutoCAD. Open Text also plans to introduce Livelink CADManager modules for Autodesk Inventor 3D mechanical design software, Bentley Systems’ MicroStation and SolidWorks. www.opentext.com
FileNet Corporation announced the introduction of FileNet Records Manager, a new records management suite that is designed to offer comprehensive lifecycle management of records from creation to disposition. FileNet’s Records Manager will be based on a single, integrated, scalable repository featuring the ability to create and manage file plans, retention schedules, and security. It also offers reporting and auditing tools to enable organizations to meet any number of regulatory reporting requirements. FileNet Records Manager is designed as a tightly integrated solution within the FileNet P8 architecture. The FileNet Records Manager suite is designed to address specific needs around issues of complying with reporting provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and is designed to meet the U.S. Department of Defense’s 5015.2 records management standards requirement, as well as the U.K.’s National Archives 2002 revised functional requirements.
FileNet Records Manager is scheduled for availability during the second quarter of 2004. www.filenet.com