Docupoint Marketing Manager, Brad Bishop, reports that Docupoint announced a Master Reseller Program for their flagship product, Discovery 2007, an integrated search application for AutoCAD drawings. Discovery combines the functionality of a full text search engine, web server, and automatic DWF generator … into a server application. Discovery integrates core Autodesk technologies including RealDWG for DWG file reading, the DWF Toolkit for DWF file generation, and the Autodesk DWF Viewer or Autodesk Design Review applications for viewing, printing and collaboration.
Docupoint’s customers have one thing in common: they have substantial quantities of AutoCAD drawing files and significant numbers of users, especially non-AutoCAD users that need on-line access to the drawing files to perform their daily tasks. The Autodesk DWF file publishing format and the Design Review and DWF Viewer applications are utilized by Discovery, as they are ideally suited for drawing viewing and collaboration while protecting the original DWG file from unauthorized changes. Docupoint customers specifically include LARGE AutoCAD installations, including Belgian Railways, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Chevron, Citgo Petroleum, Great River Energy, Kraft Foods, Transport Canada, Turner Broadcasting and the US Army.
Discovery is unique in that the pre-indexing and DWF generation process is fully automatic, eliminating time consuming and error prone manual processing. Discovery allows full-text search capabilities, inside all AutoCAD drawings, located on the customers’ entire network, virtually instantaneously. Discovery 2007 adds unique integration with the Autodesk DWF Viewer and Autodesk Design Review applications to provide “SmartZoom”™ to open the DWF file and automatically zoom to the search text occurrences, including abbreviations and synonyms, within the drawing. SmartZoom makes it fast to browse inside each drawing that has the text being searched, jumping from each location of the specified text to the next location, and the next, and the next, etc.
“Like AutoCAD, Docupoint Discovery is well suited for large internationally located customers. Our new Master Reseller Program is designed to attract exclusive Distributors for each Country,” said Brad Bishop, Marketing Manager. “Docupoint encourages local-language versions to be tailored by each respective Distributor for each Country.” In addition, each Distributor that signs up to re-sell Discovery can use Docupoint’s COOP marketing funds to offset the costs of internationalizing Discovery and to market the product via such web-friendly advertising tools as Google’s AdWords.
The Docupoint Discovery 2007 server application runs on Microsoft Windows XP (client or server) or 2003 Server. Client computers require Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) and a choice of the Autodesk DWF Viewer for routine viewing and printing or Autodesk Design Review for collaboration and mark-up. More information on Docupoint Discovery 2007, including a fully functional downloadable demo, can be obtained from Docupoint's web site at www.docupoint.com.