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Best File Sharing Solution for Construction Companies & Architects
Anytime Anywhere Access
Access CAD/CAM files, photos, contracts, and other large digital files at any time, anywhere using your mobile device, a desktop app, or a web browser. Plus, you can preview AutoCAD files within FileCloud’s secure environment with a simple integration. FileCloud for construction file sharing also integrates with third-party mobile apps such as BlueBeam to streamline work processes wherever you are.
Streamline Project Management
Improve productivity for all your major projects with FileCloud’s workflow automation for engineering file sharing. Teams collaborate better with top features like document preview, metadata management, and smart classification. Securely share files and set up a collaborative platform to work in real-time.
Retain control over your sensitive files by hosting on-premises or with us on world-class servers (in a region of your choice). FileCloud offers enterprise-grade security with 2FA, encryption and SSL/TLS protocols, and granular access permissions. You can also take advantage of hybrid cloud architecture for data redundancy and low latency when using file sharing for construction.
FileCloud meets specific file sharing requirements of architecture, construction, and engineering firms such as large file storage, remote office/job site file sharing, mobile offline sync, third party integrations with specialized apps, detailed audit logs and reports, and an unlimited number of free client accounts. External contractors and vendors can review and coordinate with your internal teams on important documentation like estimates, planning schematics, drafts, and permits, without adding to your licensing agreement, without having to worry about latency issues or security concerns with VPNs.
FileCloud empowers your company to take on architecture, engineering, and construction projects with sophisticated and scalable support. Build customer rapport, facilitate smooth submission of permits and permissions, communicate with contractors and subcontractors with ease to finalize estimates, and work on plans and schematics with your cross-functional teams in real-time, all without missing a beat. FileCloud is a comprehensive tool that can be implemented as a primary platform or easily integrated into existing IT infrastructure for architecture file sharing.
Files and permissions stored on Windows file servers on-premises are easily synchronized to the cloud server. With this hybrid architecture, copies of files, as well as their permissions between the cloud and on-premises storage, are maintained in complete sync. The hybrid-cloud approach helps with traditional LAN access when accessing files on-premise and cloud access when off-site or working remotely. On-premises hosting provides low latency access whereas cloud storage offers scalability and redundancy while streamlining file sharing for engineering.
To make work even simpler, users are now able to preview AutoCAD files in FileCloud. AutoCAD files contain designs and blueprints and other important details like processes and materials.
To enable this feature, admins must set up an integration between FileCloud and Autodesk Viewer (in both applications). Once integrated, you can preview an AutoCAD file in FileCloud using Autodesk’s file viewer.
For more details on setting up this integration, read our detailed release notes.
A Digital Platform for Collaboration
FileCloud provides the tools needed to boost content collaboration and security for construction, architecture, and engineering industry enterprises, even with slow or inconsistent connectivity at active job sites. With FileCloud, you can utilize file sharing for engineers for any number of files of all sizes from all remote locations. FileCloud offers superior ROI compared to Dropbox, Box and Egnyte, while delivering real-time access to files, blueprints, schematics, and designs for every construction project.
Record Management Platform
Rising regulations and legal mandates require that sensitive documents are stored and shared across secure environments. FileCloud’s enterprise record management platform efficiently manages records throughout the content lifecycle, from creation and distribution to archival and deletion. The records management system is responsible for identifying information like document files, emails, digital documents, photos, audio recordings, contracts, images and videos, from internal or external sources. The appropriate records management policy is applied to each record, and admins have the ability to fetch and export records when required to support legal proceedings or internal processes.
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Project teams need to access large CAD/CAM files, photos, and blueprints from anywhere to perform their daily work. FileCloud’s file sharing architecture offers multiple ways to access your organization’s files securely: Web, Desktop Sync, FileCloud Drive, Mobile Apps and WebDAV. Mobile offline sync enables file access from tablets even without the internet.
ServerSync - Hybrid Cloud
FileCloud ServerSync is an industry remote office solution that addresses latency and high availability requirements of companies with remote job sites. ServerSync is a FileCloud add-on that maintains file versions and permissions between the cloud and on-premises storage for construction engineering companies.
Public SaaS File Sharing offerings are prone to spoofing and ransomware attacks. In contrast FileCloud’s distributed architecture, built-in antivirus scanning and malware detection, two-factor authentication, and powerful encryption for data at rest and in transit ensure file sharing for architecture firms is protected across all devices.
Governance & Compliance Features
FileCloud supports a wide variety of compliance requirements like GDPR and ITAR. Advanced controls and detailed activity logs (who, what, when, where, how) help manage and secure organization data across devices. Unchangeable audit logs can be exported easily into CSV files for internal review or external governance requirements.
FileCloud offers easy integration with existing corporate IT systems (Active Directory, NTFS File permissions, Network Shares, ADFS, NTLM SSO). Our powerful API’s make any integration with your line of business apps a breeze. FileCloud also integrates with specialized apps like PDF Expert, Bluebeam and other apps used by construction and architecture firms.
Leverage your existing on-premises IT infrastructure to run your own on-prem file sharing and sync solution. Businesses with critical data benefit by storing data in-house to minimize data security threats and meet compliance requirements.
Granular File & Folder Sharing
Share the files and folders you want to share and prevent unauthorized access with granular sharing permissions. You can restrict access to specific users or user-groups, adjust read/write/edit permissions, send password protected share links, set link expirations or download limits, and revoke access at any time.
Built-in Document Preview and Quick Editing of Documents from the web browser simplify collaboration. Add comments to files to keep everyone in the loop. Lock (check-out) files while editing to prevent unexpected overwrites. File versioning ensures you can recover files in the event of accidental overwriting or deletion.
Smart Classification and DLP
FileCloud provides an inspired content classification engine that combines with custom metadata to create seamless data leak protection (DLP). Uploaded documents can be scanned for certain types of data, including metadata pattern sets, file types and size, and user activity. The Smart Classification system can automatically apply relevant metadata tags as well as retention policies and access permissions/restrictions. With DLP enabled, you can rest easy knowing that your confidential client documents and government files are shielded from unauthorized access.
Combine Smart Classification with Enterprise Records Management in FileCloud!
“FileCloud is an ideal solution for us. We are able to use existing shares and easily access everything on go.”
FileCloud and Third Party Integrations
FileCloud understands the value of being able to work with familiar tools and platforms. That’s why we provide support for both widely popular and industry-specific applications. Customize FileCloud to best suit your needs across enterprise mobility, storage, productivity, communication, SSO and identity management, antivirus software, and SIEM.
Here are just a few of the available options:
- Amazon S3
- Azure Blob
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft 365
- Apple Productivity Suite
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“We chose FileCloud because of its seamless integration into our network drives and internal file servers.”