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PDM interface

AutoCAD PDM interface

Deep CAD integration – control and management of relevant PDM information
many time-saving automatisms and functions – Multi-CAD

autocad pdm interface

Possibilities in GAIN Collaboration

See how the data from AutoCAD is displayed in the PDM system …

Clever drawing management with GAIN Collaboration

Thanks to in-depth integration of the AutoCAD PDM interface, GAIN Collaboration and AutoCAD work hand in hand.
All formats and document types that arise and are used in AutoCAD are supported by the drawing management.


Bidirectional matching of file properties and attributes, as well as copying of complex structures (drawings with external references) are standard functions.
Let us support you as a designer:
Be it inserting blocks or external references via drag & drop or writing blocks and inserting info points for parts lists.

Features & Functions at a glance

  • Management of external references
  • Parts list management
  • Parts usage list
  • Automatic filling of block attributes and info points
  • Single and structural copy
  • Management of all AutoCAD formats and document types
  • file property matching
  • Entering the CAD parts list
  • Presentation of uses and references
  • Insert blocks and / or external references
  • Connecting new documents to the GAIN Collaboration System
  • Management of external references
  • Automatic neutral format setting
  • Automatic filling of title blocks via properties or attributes
  • Structure copy and revision
  • Function for inserting drawing frames and title blocks

The PDM AutoCAD interface
For equal information from AutoCAD and PDM

GAIN Collaboration and AutoCAD are in constant exchange.
On the one hand, you can display information from the PDM system directly in the title block of an AutoCAD document.
Conversely, GAIN Collaboration takes properties from the drawing document.
With the insertion of the drawing frame and title block, GAIN Collaboration also sets the layout in model space or paper space. This optimizes the creation of the PDF neutral format. GAIN Collaboration automatically fills and updates the attributes in title blocks.

Drawing management with connection to your ERP
All the easier thanks to the integrated JoinServer

Via the PDM ERP interface integrated in GAIN Collaboration you can transfer parts lists and article master data to your ERP system.
GAIN Collaboration captures the BOM information from AutoCAD and maps it to the appropriate records. If you wish, you can add additional articles to these in GAIN Collaboration.

PDM AutoCAD generates neutral formats at the desired process

Depending on the configuration, GAIN Collaboration generates neutral formats such as PDF or XPS automatically: Either in the work process automatically during check-in, during status change or – if required – via the integrated JobServer.
GAIN Collaboration stores neutral formats next to the document for viewing or sending by e-mail.

Let GAIN Collaboration copy and revise conveniently

GAIN Collaboration System supports you in copying and revising individual drawings and drawings with external references.
All referenced documents are displayed during copy operations. You can copy them as well.
Depending on the process selection, GAIN Collaboration additionally assigns new numbers to copied files and updates them in the drawings.
The revision is done numerically or alphabetically depending on the configuration.
GAIN Collaboration retains previous versions (in the case of revisions) for inspection.

Check references and their use

GAIN Collaboration captures existing references from AutoCAD documents.
You can quickly access and view them and their uses at any time via additional indexes.
Helpful functions also support the daily handling of AutoCAD documents.

Interfaces: Benefits for all

Employees can, for example, call up or print out parts lists, material or weight information. Or generate neutral formats (for example PDF, TIF or DXF).

Flexible: Multi-CAD

GAIN Collaboration is CAD-independent. This allows you to use several CAD systems in parallel via the interfaces offered.

Current: Always up to date

GAIN Collaboration interfaces are always up-to-date. As soon as the release of the corresponding CAD application is available, the new GAIN Collaboration interface will appear shortly.

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