Every place I’ve ever visited, at least once, I hear, “But I don’t want the Engineer (surveyor, planner, landscape architect, etc.) touching my data.” The data model for C3D really means that team members need to work together, not carrying separate projects like they might have in the past. Check out a new solution after the jump.
In case you missed it, there’s a great new feature in ADMS 2008 (Vault.)Â In the past, you could always assign groups to various vaults, but that was limited in functionality. With 2008, you now have the ability to assign user or group permissions at the folder level. In the example at right, Jim will only be able to read or reference the files in the engineering folder, he can’t check them out or modify them. Perfect for the new technician that’s just not ready for design! Take this a step further, add a new Survey folder to your project template and you can keep those dang engineers out of the plat by checking it into a survey folder.
Vault isn’t a scary monster. If your reseller doesn’t know how to deal with it, they might tell you it is. Don’t buy it. Talk to us, talk to Autodesk, get good information before you make a decision about your project management scheme.