Meridian Enterprise provides a robust, highly scalable engineering content management solution for the entire organisation.
Manage Engineering Data
Engineering data can be stored in the secure Meridian repository in various ways. Meridian provides options to create new documents through the wizard, but documents can also be saved from within the (CAD) applications, by Batch import (including entire Assemblies and older revisions) or through drag and drop. In all cases the Wizard guides proper storage through the properties to be filled in. The properties can be mandatory, optional, automatically generated, have (dependent) look-up lists and can be calculated through scripting. Properties can be shown in the document (in headers, footers or title blocks) and automatically, bi-directionally or manually synchronised with the repository.
Access to Meridian is provided through Windows authentication, utilising your existing Windows Users and User Groups. Role-based security determines user privileges in relation to edit, view or print. Content can be worked on by only one person at a time, while the previous version of the document is still available, although locked. Depending on the configuration of the Meridian environment, this can be controlled so that certain groups of users are restricted to document renditions (PDF).
Search & Retrieve
Meridian provides various ways to find the data required, such as full-text search, quick find, key find and extended search for documents or folders within or across repositories. In addition, user-specific views (Navigation Views) can be created showing a filtered subset of the repository for specific groups or activities, such as to-do lists. On a repository level, a selection can be provided as a Scope, like “Projects” Scope, holding only the active change projects where restricted access and specific Navigation views can be applied.
CAD Application Integration
Meridian provides rendition support for all engineering data, including files with XRef’s, Hybrids and Assemblies. By using the Meridian Publisher, native files are rendered to PDF and stored as a file associated with the same document. Depending on the configuration of the Meridian environment, certain groups of users can be restricted to renditions of the document or can have access to work with both the native and the rendition.
Redlining, Mark-up & Compare
For content review, the in-built PDFTron viewer provides PDF redline mark-up and compare capabilities. The redline layers are stored and managed by Meridian, and accessible to the organization for content update. Before making the redlines and mark-ups, the document version at hand can be compared with previous versions or even with other documents. While comparing, additions and deletions are shown and can be viewed independently.