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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM

Whether you’ve moved your home office around a few times, tried out different Zoom backgrounds, or decided to start taking a walk at noon, chances are you’re finding new ways to make remote work – work for you.

Still, you may be struggling with how to collaborate effectively when you’re used to an in-person work environment. Read on to learn about Autodesk collaboration software that you may already have access to as a customer, but not yet know about, as well as other tips and tools.

Use CAD-aware cloud storage 

If you use Vault Workgroup, you can configure Vault to connect to Autodesk Drive. Drive allows you to make edits to your designs while managing references automatically because it’s CAD-aware cloud storage. Unlike generic cloud storage, Drive lets your collaborators on CAD, CAM, and BIM projects view models and drawings right in their browser, no plug-ins or downloads needed.

Bring together collaborators in a cloud-based workspace

If you use Vault Professional, you can configure Vault to connect to Fusion Team. This allows you to bring together external collaborators associated with your project in one secure workspace. You can share native files and design updates bi-directionally while maintaining access permission control, versioning, and traceability. Learn more about Fusion Team in this on-demand webinar.

View and share designs online

We have a solution for when you wish you could say, “Come over here and look at this design,” like you do in the office. Using Shared Views, you can collaborate on a visual representation of your model or design online with others. Using a link you provide, anyone can view and comment on the shared view of your model or design without needing to have an Autodesk product installed. An email is sent to you when anyone comments on the shared view. You view and reply to comments and manage your shared view directly from your Autodesk product. We’ll cover more on this option too in our upcoming webinar. In the meantime, here’s an illustration to give an idea of how Shared Views can help you collaborate:

Speed up workflows with PLM

When you’re used to collaborating in-person on new product development workflows for example, Fusion Lifecycle, can help by centralizing common processes in a single product lifecycle management system. You can collaborate with colleagues, customers, and contract manufacturers as if you’re in the same room.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg for what you can do with Fusion Lifecycle to improve remote collaboration—PLM improves supplier management, change management, and more that we’ll cover in our upcoming webinar.

Learn More: On-demand Webinar

During this on-demand webinar, “Tips and Tools for Remote Collaboration,” featuring PDM-PLM expert, Brian Schanen, you’ll learn about Autodesk collaboration software that you may already have access to and not yet know about, and other ways to help your remote collaboration.


Christa Prokos

Christa is a product marketing manager at Autodesk. She researches and writes about product development strategies and technologies, including data management and product lifecycle management. Outside work, you can find Christa gravitating toward engineers at social gatherings.