Kevin has correctly pointed out that ProjectWise Web Server does not have integration with CAD applications. Here's some additional info on the reasoning:
PW Web Server web client and PW Explorer thick client were made for different purposes. Therefore we try to optimize the feature sets of each of the clients based on their target user scenarios.
PW Explorer was build for all those users who are actively creating engineering content, to enable storing it in a PW repository as a controlled environment for all engineering content. In these scenarios CAD application integrations and DFT plus caching servers are critical components to enable effective and efficient workflows.
PW Web Server web client was built for consumer type of users who need access to the most up to date engineering content. The key scenarios include:
- Project team web portals to provide all critical project information (engineering, financial, schedule and KPIs info) in one place. Integration with both SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 versions are critical here.
- Exchanging deliverables with external parties (both upload and download) eliminating the need for any intermediate storages (ftp servers, etc.) and data duplication. Here are support for plain IIS environment comes very handy – as this allows providing access to PW repository for external parties without the need to provide them with internal domain accounts – significantly simplifies administration and maintenance.
- Providing access to most up to date engineering data for facility maintenance engineers. Ability to navigate PW repository spatially using facility background maps, viewing CAD documents using browser only and ability provide feedback from the field by creating markup comments and storing them directly in ProjectWise. Also, with SELECTseries 3 release – we’ll introduce the new ProjectWise Navigator web part (i-model web viewer) allowing to view 3D and 2D models over the web (ability to markup i-models over the web is preliminary planned for next SELECTseries 4 release).
- Providing an on-demand access to ProjectWise stored content for mobile field workers via tablet devices. Enables viewing drawing PDFs and generic office documents, viewing document properties, list of references and audit trail as well us uploading images, and video clips directly to ProjectWise repository from tablet devices (currently upload is supported on Android tablets only)