I’ve blogged a number of times recently about Microsoft SharePoint and its potential for use in the AEC industry (see posts here and here, for example). The challenge has been to transform a generic collaboration platform into something more specific for the construction sector, particularly in how that platform handles CAD files, and the latest development is perhaps worth noting. According to AECcafe.com, California-based CADnection provides a seamless exchange between Autodesk’s AutoCAD and SharePoint.
CADnection’s website says the solution is sold on a per-seat basis, linked to a license of AutoCAD, in 25 seat bundles. Pricing starts at US$6,995per bundle, plus 18% maintenance.