CADchat launches digital workspaces to aid product development

April 24, 2024

April 24, 2024

CADchat allows users to communicate in a collaborative, secure environment (Courtesy CADchat)
CADchat allows users to communicate in a collaborative, secure environment (Courtesy CADchat)

CADchat, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, has officially launched its cloud-based digital workspace. Developed with the needs of product development teams in mind, it offers tools intended to extend the functionality of traditional video calls into a persistent collaborative environment.

“Product development doesn’t end when the meeting does, and neither should the tools we use,” said Graham Bredemeyer, CEO of CADchat. “With CADchat, we are thrilled to offer a platform that not only supports real-time collaboration but also enriches the continuity of teamwork. Our digital workspaces ensure that everything from 3D models to critical feedback remains accessible and interactive long after the calls have ended.”

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CADchat’s environment retains every interaction after the discussion has ended. Communication within the platform is integrated with the actual work, enabling conversations to lead development without the need for app-switching. Unlike repository web services, CADchat’s hub offers interactive collaboration on documents and designs, allowing users to conduct real-time or asynchronous design reviews, and pin comments on designs and 3D models.

CADchat aims to enhance the value of CAD tools like Fusion or SOLIDWORKS by embedding them within a broader context of team collaboration, allowing for the creation and collective refinement of 3D models. All project communications and files are kept and remain accessible to users in an environment protected with AES-256 encryption, meeting SOC 2 compliance.

In the case of one customer, CADchat reportedly enabled GE Vernova to reduce part and tooling development cycle times from two to three months to as little as one to two weeks, an improvement of over 90% in efficiency achieved without any system or hardware changes.

CADchat is now available for teams looking to enhance their productivity and reduce the time spent on project coordination. Those interested can sign up for a free trial.

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