Factory Information System

Document management

What does Document Management module do?

The Document Management module stores drawings and documents under version control on a computer. Staff who need access to the drawings can display them on their computer screens. You can control who has access to each drawing or document, and you can ensure that only the correct version of the drawing is used for manufacture. Each drawing or document is associated either with a part, or with one of the operations required to make a part. Thus you can find all the drawings and documents needed to manufacture a part quickly and easily.

Key features

  • Keeps all documents and drawings for a part together.
  • Controls the issue level of drawings used for manufacture.
  • Controls access to drawings and documents.
  • Contributes to the paperless factory.

Is it suitable for my business?

The document management system is suitable for managing manufacturing drawings and documents in all but the largest companies.

Storing drawings and documents

You can store both documents which have been created on a computer, and documents on paper, in the system. If a document is available only on paper, then you must scan it to convert it into a file on disc which can be stored in the document management system.

What types of file can I store?

You can store any type of file in the document management system, but to make use of the documents you need a file viewer which will display the contents of a file on your screen. The system comes with viewers for the following types of file:

  • Portable document format for Adobe Acrobat
  • Windows metafile
  • Windows bitmap
  • JPEG
  • HTML
  • Text
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