Making the CADnection

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, 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.

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  1. Thank you for posting some information regarding CADnection. I like several of the things you are addressing on this site.
    I am with CADnection. In addition to the primary site (, you might also be interested in our blog at We post our regular newsletters and other product updates on a regular basis at the .net site. If OK with you, I’ll link to your site.
    Thank you and best regards,

    • Michael on 9 October 2008 at 11:17 pm

    To follow up on my previous comment, there is a review of CADnectionin in the October 2008 issue (Volum 14, Issue 2) of Desktop Engineering. It was written by Richard Bourke and offers insights into the important features of CADnection and its seamless integration between Autodesk and SharePoint. Check it out at

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