Docupoint Releases DrawingSearcherTM 2014 -An Improved AutoCAD Search Engine

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New enhancements include mobile device support, increased functionality, improved performance, expanded search functions, and a restructured licensing price under $1,500.

DrawingSearcher 2014 is unique in its ability to service all of the most popular formats in a way that improves the user experience while adding to its functionality – both on a PC and on mobile devices.

Docupoint announces the release of the latest version of its DrawingSearcher AutoCAD search engine for CAD drawings. The newest version allows users to search across multiple platforms and file types – including all of the most common types of AutoCAD files. DrawingSearcher 2014 improves upon previous versions of the search engine - which allows users to search and access their entire AutoCAD drawing archive based on keywords, search terms, or other broad parameters – while streamlining the user interface and improving overall functionality by including more file types. DrawingSearcher 2014 is also now supported on the most popular mobile device platforms such as iPad, Droid, iPhone, Kindle and Surface among others.

Among DrawingSearcher 2014’s new features are graphical previews included in search results, mobile device compatibility, an improved, streamlined graphical user interface and enhanced indexing performance with support for multi-thread processing. The new features of DrawingSearcher 2014 were developed to improve the overall usability of the search engine, while also allowing for use on mobile devices as well as traditional desktop computers.

With the latest iteration of DrawingSearcher, Docupoint has modified its pricing terms – allowing for a per-user fee and concurrent user licensing rather than continuing the previous one-time investment pricing model. Under the new licensing model, DrawingSearcher is purchased on a per-user basis rather than a one-time upfront cost – making the dynamic search engine more affordable and accessible to a wider user-base.

“The newest version of DrawingSearcher builds off an already popular platform while improving its capabilities based on what our customers want and what we need to maintain our position as the best AutoCAD search engine available,” said David Hughs, President of Docupoint. “The reality of most companies is that they have AutoCAD drawings in many different formats from many different eras. DrawingSearcher 2014 is unique in its ability to service all of the most popular formats in a way that improves the user experience while adding to its functionality – both on a PC and on mobile devices, and now with a more scalable, per-user licensing model.”

DrawingSearcher 2014’s new capabilities for both viewing and searching AutoCAD documents and mobile access ensures that an organization’s AutoCAD drawings are accessible by users where and when searching is most critical – while being able to even service over 70% of all non-AutoCAD archived CAD drawings and supporting all AutoCAD 2014 documents and earlier AutoCAD versions.

DrawingSearcher 2014 is installed in a company’s data center, ensuring that AutoCAD drawings can be accessed, while maintaining strict IT security standards. The standard DrawingSearcher install requires about three minutes plus roughly twenty minutes to configure, followed by an indexing time 30-percent faster than previous versions.

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About DrawingSearcher

Docupoint's "DrawingSearcherTM" software combines the power of full-text SEARCH within a standard easy-to-use web server, allowing users to find targeted information within any AutoCAD drawing, anywhere within an organization's thousands-and-thousands of drawings.

DrawingSearcher previews drawings in PDF format for mobile devices and PC’s… or the DWF format for PC’s using the free Autodesk Design Review viewing application, to provide an all-digital approach to view, print, measure, mark-up, and revise AutoCAD-created drawings.

Enterprise-wide data access is based on an IT Administrator User Interface for selecting file locations and format. Files are found based on any alpha-numeric content, metadata, and/or filenames.

DrawingSearcher is compatible with all Document Management Systems, including Autodesk's Vault, Microsoft's Sharepoint, and Blue Cielo. Files are read directly in their native form without any change to their file properties, while the file content is indexed for immediate retrieval from all popular web browsers.

About Docupoint

Docupoint™ is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. The company was founded in July 2009 and acquired the assets of its predecessor business, Docupoint, specifically DrawingSearcher (aka: Discovery) software in 2011.

As an Autodesk Development Network (ADN) member, Docupoint is focused on developing products that incorporate core Autodesk technologies into its innovative products. Docupoint (TM), DrawingSearcher (TM) and SmartZoom® are trademarks of Docupoint.

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