Enterprise Visualization Integrations
By Warren Baird on Jul 11, 2008
One of the places that AutoVue (and Enterprise Visualization in general) can bring a lot of value is when integrated into a content management or product lifecycle management system. These systems can have millions of documents, sometimes in hundreds of different formats. With AutoVue, users can easily view and interact with the vast majority of these documents.
From the user's perspective, it's quite simple - Usually there is a 'View in AutoVue' button or menu item for each document, and when the user clicks on it, they see the AutoVue UI appear displaying the document. They then have access to all of AutoVue's functionality - measurement, annotation, real-time collaboration.
Behind the scenes, of course, it's a little more complicated. The AutoVue server needs to have access to the document to display it, so it needs to be able to reach into the backend system (content management, product lifecycle management, etc) and extract the document. To make matters worse, most 3d CAD models, and many 2D CAD models are actually composed of many separate files, and AutoVue needs to be able to find all of the related files (usually called xrefs) so the entire CAD model can be displayed.
Fortunately we provide pre-built integrations for many of the most common content and product lifecycle management systems, including Oracle UCM (formerly Stellent), Oracle Agile PLM, MiscroSoft Sharepoint, and EMC Documentum. We also provide an easy to use integration SDK that makes it quite easy to implement your own integration to a backend system we don't currently support.