Batch Upload Your Data with 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight

If you’ve made the leap to the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, congratulations! For those of you who are still unsure, we hope to convince you why you should. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight combines your preferred 2D CAD solution with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to access additional design and data management capabilities and help free up one of your most critical business resources – time. 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight is part of the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio of cloud solutions, bringing all your team members together onto a single collaborative platform. Learn how you can solve your business challenges with 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight.

DraftSight users can easily connect their data to the platform with 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight or Collaborative Designer for DraftSight solutions. While both solutions still have DraftSight locally installed, uploading your data to the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE platform opens a whole new world of opportunities, including data management and real-time collaboration in the cloud.

Options to Load Your Data to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

You have multiple options for loading your data to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. You can standard save data or save from MySession where you open your DraftSight files from a local or network drive, then use the Save or Save with Options in the MySession task pane window. Another option when using Collaborative Designer for DraftSight is to keep the files in the location from which they were originally uploaded. This is the remote file option, which provides a way for users to continue accessing and editing files the way they’re used to, then saving the changes to platform. However, these methods aren’t as ideal if you need to upload bulk data from folders. Care must be taken so that multiple copies of the same file do not get uploaded.

Batch Save to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Luckily, one of our latest releases makes it even easier to upload multiple files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with Batch Upload. Now, 3DEXPERIENCE DraftSight Premium and Collaborative Designer for DraftSight users can batch and save multiple files to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, while simultaneously checking for duplicates – saving time and ensuring that everyone is working with the right file.

Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE tool is enabled by the Batch Save to 3DEXPERIENCE add-in and accessed from the DraftSight tools menu. It can be used to batch upload DraftSight drawing files from multiple folders. Batch Save will alert you if any duplicate file names are found. You’ll find that this new tool is easy to use and implement.

Connecting DraftSight to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

Is connecting DraftSight to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform right for you? We think so. In addition to benefits of data management, it is great for collaboration. Once your data is on the cloud, you can safely store and share data internally across your entire organization and externally with your customers and stakeholders. Plus, you can access data anytime, anywhere from any connected device.

Connecting your DraftSight data to the cloud is ideal for:

  •          Organizing data on a single platform, connected to your whole team for secure sharing and collaboration from anywhere, at any time, and on any device.
  •          Providing all team members with a single source of truth. With all the data in the same place, everyone has real-time access, which helps teams avoid the risk of being out of sync on drawing revisions.
  •          Effortlessly connecting people and data while eliminating licensing and user management challenges.
  •          Sharing design data with stakeholders throughout the design process improves decision-making and helps save time and money in the development process.
  •          Ensuring robust file security and protecting valuable data from unauthorized access or breaches.

Are you ready for a demo? Or do you have questions about connecting DraftSight to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform? Contact us for more information. If you already using the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, give Batch Save a whirl and let us know what you think!

Brian Vanasse

Brian Vanasse

DraftSight Application Engineer with 13 years of industrial manufacturing experience. Graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a BS in Material Science and Engineering.