August 11, 2011 - QUAKERTOWN, PA. — Synergis Software released the latest version of its Adept product family. Adept 2011 delivers advanced vault replication, two classes of web clients, and integration with Microsoft SharePoint. According to the company, it improves global enterprise collaboration on critical engineering projects while providing a unified view of data and documents to all stakeholders.
"Our vault replication is unique in the industry, enabling customers to replicate only the changes between files — not the entire file — to other sites, " said Scott Lamond, vice president of sales and marketing. "Data transfers are faster, collaboration is timelier, and network bandwidth utilization is reduced. This is a huge benefit to companies who share complex 2D drawings and 3D models across multi-sites."
Adept 2011 provides advanced transmittal capabilities, updated CAD integrations with AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor 2012, SolidWorks 2011, and MicroStation, plus significant performance and scalability improvements.
The latest release introduces new features and capabilities including:
Vault Replication with Binary Differencing — Adept Vault Replication allows multiple geographic locations to share a common Adept Vault, providing users at any location with fast, local access to files. Replication can be scheduled to occur at any desired time interval, and occurs automatically to ensure users always access the latest version of a document. When binary differencing is enabled, only the changes between files — not the entire file — are replicated to other sites.
Adept Explorer web client's new interface — Adept Explorer, a thin web client that allows users to find, view, print, redline, assign, and copy documents, has a sleek, new interface with improved controls and graphical components for greater flexibility and ease-of-use.
Adept Reviewer web client — Built on the Adept Explorer 2011 platform, Adept Reviewer adds full workflow participation to the Adept web client experience. Users can approve, reject, re-route to a new workflow, expedite approve, edit metadata, add comments, and more. Adept Reviewer will be released next month.
Microsoft SharePoint Integration — Adept's Integration gives SharePoint 2007 and 2010 users access to files managed by Adept from within SharePoint. SharePoint users have all the capabilities of the Adept's web clients, enabling them to find, view, print, markup, compare, copy, and with Adept Reviewer, fully participate in Adept workflows.
Powerful transmittals — Adept's Transmittals makes communicating and tracking drawing and document sets to outside contractors, vendors, clients, or internal users easier and more flexible. Users can save and send a transmittal through workflow for review and approval, create transmittal versions, and track transmittal activities in Adept's audit trail.
Added support for Autodesk 2012 products — Adept 2011 is tightly integrated with AutoCAD 2012 and Autodesk Inventor 2012 in addition to SolidWorks 2011 and MicroStation. Adept's integration with all CAD applications give users the ability to Search, Sign In/Sign Out, Open, Insert, and Replace drawings, and see status information about drawings, references, parts, and assemblies — without leaving the CAD application.