Flatter Files is a cloud-based solution for distributing your product design data to your entire value stream and is designed to seamlessly integrate with your SOLIDWORKS PDM Vault.
Think content distribution downstream of engineering!
- Question: How do you get drawings to your supply chain? Vendors? Machine shops?
- Common Answer: Call engineering, they send me a zip file of the drawings, email them to the supplier, then track where I sent them using a spreadsheet.
Use the right tool for the job and you will save time and money.
“PDM is great for content creation – Flatter Files is great for content distribution.” – Chris Vaught (CEO Flatter Files)
Your drawings & documents. Everywhere you go.
Flatter Files is a digital flat file cabinet for viewing and archiving your drawings and documents. It stores your content in the cloud such that you can access it on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices as easily as you can on any PC. You simply log in and all of your drawings are available.
Search. For all of your drawings & documents.
All of your drawings & documents on Flatter Files are searchable. Simply enter a query and the matching items appear. All properties are uploaded such that you can simply enter description keywords in your query.
Goodbye email attachments. Hello simplified supply chain management.
Never email a drawing or document again. With Flatter Files you share a link with a password. No matter when they access the link, the latest version of each drawing will always be displayed. Saving you significant time, preventing costly revision mistakes, and improving supplier drawing management.
Markup your drawings digitally.
Flatter Files supports creating digital annotations for your drawings and documents on your mobile device. Once created, the annotations can be uploaded to Flatter Files and specific users can be notified automatically. This feature enables a fully digital workflow within your organization.
Always up to date. Simple revision control. PDM Integration.
To keep your content up to date, Flatter Files Uploader is installed on a computer that can access your content. This app uploads your drawings & documents along with associated data to the Flatter Files cloud automatically. The uploader application also optionally integrates with PDM systems. If using a PDM system, the resulting PDM revisions are automatically uploaded to Flatter Files when they are released. Viewers will never have to worry about whether they have the latest version again.
All the drawings needed. In a single view.
With Flatter Files you can group your drawings into an Assembly that matches the actual bill of materials. This can be done by simply dragging and dropping the drawings or automatically during the upload process if you are using 3D CAD software. Each time a drawing is modified the Assembly is updated as well. This results in an assembly hierarchy that always contains the latest version of the drawing.
Every account includes unlimited viewer access, meaning your content is completely accessible by everyone that needs access. No need to designate specific users as the drawing keeper.
Your content should be everywhere you go and always up to date. The cloud infrastructure makes this possible. All data is stored securely using bank level security protocols.
Native Mobile Apps
Easily access your content on the go with rich native mobile experiences including the ability to markup drawings. iPhone, iPad, and Android currently supported.
Join the team today – sign up for Flatter Files now!
NOTE: You will be taken to the Flatter Files site for account registration and order completion.