a9 CADViz

a9 CADViz is the on-premise search and visualization solution allowing design, engineering and manufacturing teams to quickly find, access and use data independent of its native file type or location.

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a9 CADviz is for organizations where:

  • CAD files are stored in multiple locations and formats
  • Up- and down-stream personnel have difficulty viewing and collaborating on CAD data
  • Users are spending a lot of time looking for product data and not easily finding it
  • IT Managers must work within limited budgets
  • Designers are creating redundant drawings or product data because they can’t find or access stored data
  • Legacy data is too costly to migrate and users want to access it as-is

  • Features & Benefits

  • Single Sign-on using your organizational security parameters
  • Access to entire network of 2D & 3D data within seconds
  • Detailed part and assembly information including where-used, x-ref and meta data
  • Browser based UI – no client software needed
  • Flexible UX with filtering tools and saved searches
  • Visualize, mark-up and annotate drawings in place – no native software license required
  • Empower collaboration up- and down-stream
  • Overview

    a9 CADViz is an advanced, on-premise data access solution for engineering and manufacturing organizations of all sizes and industries. It allows users to quickly find and view CAD parts and related data in virtually any format and stored in any and all application systems throughout an organization through a single, browser-based interface.

    Users can search, analyze, view, annotate, mark up and retrieve 2D and 3D CAD files without the need to open any native application. a9 CADViz provides quick access to all parts and assemblies through a browser search which retrieves data from within simple file structures and application systems, such as PDM, PLM, ERP and ECM.

    Work with virtually all CAD formats

    a9 CADViz works with most CAD solutions including AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/E, CATIA, NX, SolidWorks, STEP and IGES and many more. Since users can access CAD data without a consumer license, up- or down-stream users gain the ability to be productive without dependence on the designer/engineer, empowering teams to make decisions quickly, work more efficiently and avoid data duplication by comparing files before retrieving and editing.

    Powerful search technology through a secure, flexible interface

    Alcove9 search technology provides instant mapping of where-used and composed-of data for each CAD part or assembly returned in a search result. Through a unique saved search, this relationship data can be retrieved with one click, allowing users to find the most current, relevant parts and product data within seconds. Users can intuitively sort and filter relevant part information by various categories.

    a9 CADViz works within the security parameters of the organization. No special configuration needed.


    Alcove9 products are offered on an annual subscription basis. contact us for more details.

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