Engineers - Do You Suffer From:

  • Frustratingly Long Searches For Drawings?

  • Legacy Drawing Packages With Separate Parts Lists?

  • Slowly Searching Up And Down Long Parts Lists For Relationships?

  • Pressure To Speed Up Your ECR/ECN/ECO Process?

  • Near Impossible Ways To Find Every Drawing Where A Part Is Used?

  • Dreaded Spreadsheet Parts Lists?

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Type any part number.

View the drawing instantly.

See where it is used.

Lots of your information is easy to see but hard to use.

Drawings reference a lot of useful information. Be able to open everything with just a click. Reveal all of the hidden connections on your CAD PDFs.


Lots of useful information is hidden in your CAD PDFs. See some of the most common reasons why people choose Drawing Navigator.

Try the online demo for yourself here.

Open BOM drawings by clicking on them.

Switch between revisions to compare.

Save related manuals on drawings to view later.

See the drawings that include this part number.

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What People Are Saying

A quick demo turned into an hour long show and tell. 

Even the engineering manager stopped working for over 45 minutes to test it. He was impressed. Really impressed.

Design Engineer, Manufacturing Company

Wow, a lot of people would want this.

Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Company

I never use our old software anymore. It's not as easy as the navigator.

Engineering Designer, Manufacturing Company

Someone can bring me a random drawing or part number and I can find the top level assemblies it belongs to in seconds.

Kyle, Design Engineer

26 seconds of real usage

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Engineering Focused Functionality


Where Used

    Where used reports are some of the most valuable tools that engineers have at their disposal. These reports show what drawings contain the current part and what problems would arise from making changes.

    None of your parts exist in isolation, so you should not have to view them alone either.


Simple Interface

    You will find this browser-like interface familiar and easy to use. No steep learning curve means you can get up and running quickly. Searching for, and loading, a CAD drawing is as quick as typing the part number.



    Bookmark popular CAD drawings so you have single click access for quick reference.



    Easily connects to any existing SQL database through a view to allow live updates with your MRP or ERP system.

    The software will create a searchable database to store any OCR data from legacy drawings for everyone to use.

    Can read drawing structure and allow searching from a common spreadsheet. This is useful if a spreadsheet has already been made for manual searches or tracking.

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    Finding CAD drawings with a manual search can take you up to 27.8 seconds each when they are digitally stored. Drawing Navigator reduces your search time to 0.5 seconds each.

    If you are looking at only 50 drawings per day you will gain an extra 11+ hours a month to spend on something worthwhile.

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Purpose Built

    Drawing Navigator is built on a decade of experience by a design engineer who now uses this software when designing over $1M of custom industrial equipment each year.
    The immense amount of CAD drawings created in this process are easily searched and cross-referenced for use in other projects and customer support questions.

    A generic PDF viewer is not designed for the demands of an experienced engineer but Drawing Navigator was designed around them.


Legacy Paper Drawings

    Legacy paper CAD drawings are not a problem either, optical character recognition, OCR, is used to automatically read scanned paper blueprints and build a searchable database with minimal effort.

    You can have modern day conveniences like search and where-used with your legacy drawings and see the efficiency difference.

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Revision Compare

    Automatically highlights differences between drawing revisions for easy review. Tools to help you manually review revision changes are also provided.

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Revision History

    Quickly see older revisions of drawings. You will be able to easily compare the differences between all drawing revisions. Simply select the desired revision and you can easily follow a drawing's changes throughout its lifecycle.

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    Link work instructions and other related documents to any CAD drawing so they can be opened and referenced everywhere they are needed. 

    Have a manufacturer's maintenance guide for a gearbox in your assembly? Simply link that document to your CAD drawing to always be a click away from the information that you need.

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Bill Of Materials

    You are a click away from any drawing that references a part in the drawing you are looking at. Bill of material links let you move down the drawings just like the where-used lets you move up.

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What About Training?

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No matter if it's a demo or a purchase, I will personally train all of your users for free.

I will be available until everyone is completely trained and comfortable with Drawing Navigator, regardless of how long it takes or how much it costs.

What if you add new users later?

I will treat them the same way.

Kyle Shropshire

"Are You Ready To Make Work Easier?"

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Compare Drawing Revisions Easily

Automatically highlights changes so you can easily see the differences between drawing revisions.