When PROCAD first sat down to design the structure and goals of its 3DSMART software products, one of the key decisions was to make them data-centric applications. This decision is one many of our competitors have stayed away from but we decided to harness the computing power available to each user and make it work for them.
One of the most important things generated in every single drawing is a wealth of information that not only is used within the engineering department but is also used by the costing/procurement department etc.
This data being distributed throughout the enterprise means all of this data is available to all departments in real time. No wondering when the last update was made on a drawing.
Because of the system architecture, 3DSMART software will be as relevant 10 years down the road. What this means to you is that your software will not need replacing it with other technology.