Design Content Management

Traditional enterprise content management systems support a wide range of office documents but here is a lack of support for design content, both 2D and 3D. During ColaDI we developed a series of modules to allow analyzing, converting and extracting metadata from some of the most relevant 2D and 3D file formats. These components were then integrated into a world class open source ECM solution: Nuxeo as a prove of concept.

The annotation system offered by Nuxeo allows us to create text based annotations on documents and relies on the Annotea standard. We have extended the existing annoation module to produce SVG annotations allowing you to sketch freely on any supported design document.

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Content-based Retrieval

Searching and retrieving existing documents allows companies to reuse previous work. Whether for using these as templates, or as portfolio to a client, or for budgeting approximations, content reuse should be high on your company's priority list as a tool for cutting down costs and for maintaining standards and quality throughout every project. EnContRA is an Engine for Content Retrieval Applications and will allow us to bring work developed by research students and professionals to commercial solutions. This framework was developed in tight collaboration with INESC-ID and will allow researchers to jump start their work by providing a common set of building blocks for content based retrieval applications.

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With the growing need for internationalization companies tend to create local offices around to globe to be closer to their clients. This brings new challenges in terms of remote collaboration between members of the staff as well as between them and the customers.

During the ColaDI project we developed a conferencing system based on Apache Wave which allows you to collaborate with remote participants annotating 2D and 3D content. Traditional conversation based text discussions were augmented with a set of keywords that allow you to markup the content for later producing customizing meeting minutes with no additional work.

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