Engineers designing complex equipment, You can find all CAD drawings where a part is used and view past revisions at a glance.
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Type any part number.

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See where it is used.

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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 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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