Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
Docupoint has launched its new DrawingSearcher™ app on the Autodesk Exchange Apps store for AutoCAD. DrawingSearcher is designed to provide instant full-text SEARCH throughout all AutoCAD drawing files … stored anywhere within an organization’s tens-of or hundreds-of thousands of drawing files via standard web browsers. DrawingSearcher allows anyone within an organization using a common web-browser to quickly SEARCH and find items without the use of AutoCAD and without having to learn how to use AutoCAD. And once an AutoCAD drawing is up on the screen, the user can use DrawingSearcher’s SmartZoom™ feature to “jump” around inside the drawing to see each instance of the search results, zoomed and centered appropriately. Results are found instantly and thoroughly, not missing any documents within an organization’s firewalls.
The Autodesk Exchange Apps store is a portal to the Autodesk AutoCAD software ecosystem, providing access to add-ins that allow designers to find and immediately download solutions to some of their more pressing design challenges, specifically search-engine style research within all technical documents at a customer’s site. The Autodesk Exchange Apps store was recently expanded to include apps for products including AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor and Autodesk Revit. Customers are now able to access The Autodesk Exchange Apps store both directly on the Web and from within Autodesk products.
DrawingSearcher’s “industrial strength” search engine can be demo’d online without requiring any software download or can be downloaded free to any organization for a 30-day trial, where we encourage AutoCAD users to experience the power of a modern, web-based approach to drawing collaboration by downloading the free, fully functional, DrawingSearcher. Users will quickly be able to install, configure and make initial use of DrawingSearcher on their own AutoCAD drawing files. A fully indexed on-line archive of thousands of drawing files can be expected in just a few hours.
“We welcome Docupoint as an early participant in the Autodesk Exchange Apps store – their DrawingSearcher App is a great example of the range of valuable add-ins easily available to customers from within the design and engineering products they use every day,” said Jim Quanci, director of the Autodesk Developer Network. “DrawingSearcher is a full function add-in to Autodesk AutoCAD software, offering more robust functionality to all Autodesk customers in the industry who rely on Autodesk AutoCAD for their design projects.”
“Autodesk’s online App Store prominently categorizes software applications that compliment Autodesk’s products, including the industry-standard AutoCAD software,” said Brad Bishop, one of Docupoint’s founders. “Autodesk goes through a rigorous testing process to ensure that each app is void of viruses, works as marketed, downloads properly, and is supported by each respective software company.”
From within the AutoCAD environment, DrawingSearcher was built around the Autodesk RealDWG engine, thus DrawingSearcher protects the user's investment in DWG files by leveraging the core technologies used by Autodesk’s AutoCAD. The new DrawingSearcher app is installed on the latest servers available in the industry running 64-bit or 32-bit applications on Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP or Windows 2000/2003/2008 operating systems. The server is typically located within an organization’s firewall. Client computers require a web browser like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome®, or Apple Safari® and the free Autodesk Design Review application for collaboration and mark-up.
More information on DrawingSearcher is available from Docupoint's web site at http://www.docupoint.com.