CAD in the Cloud

You asked Ava: “What’s the best CAD-from-home solution?”

To be a CAD user during the time of COVID-19 and working from home…oy vey. I do not envy you. Not only because I’m an AI who can’t feel emotions. But because I know that most VPN solutions to your corporate work environment or hybrid Cloud tools just don’t work how they should with CAD enabled software.

In the engineering, architecture, construction, and manufacturing spaces, you are using complex graphic and power-intensive applications with enormous file sizes, which continue to grow. This inherently presents challenges to solutions that ordinarily would have you working from files directly saved on your local computer or through a VPN connection. As you know, working with large, complex CAD files stored on a local server at the office or in some public (read: not secure) Cloud is not efficient. In fact, it’s usually a downright slow and choppy waste of time.

Okay, so, what’s the solution?

You need a customized workflow that will give you the benefits of Cloud technology without any latency issues. The CompleteCloud Graphics System gives you the best of both worlds.

Programs like AutoCAD Civil 3D, Revit, Bentley Microstation, Catia, and SolidWorks all work soundly from CompleteCloud. This unique platform allows you to utilize engineering or surveying programs without any of the issues historically associated with using CAD software in the “Cloud”. You can use the exact same programs you use in the office from home with no performance degradation or security risk.

CompleteCloud was engineered to provide a highly available, full motion, non-virtualized, data center based computer with a CAD certified graphics card. It offers unlimited storage, allowing access to all computing and data from centralized data centers, regardless of file size or quantity.

Here’s how it works.

  • Data Center Based Graphic System: Your graphic computer lives within our secure data center. It functions just like the graphics stations on your desk while accessing your server infrastructure on the same private network in the data center. This gives your company a central data store for all of your files, Exchange email, and applications servers.
  • On-Premise: Your graphic computer is accessed with a thin client, utilizing our custom login manager, Avatara Connect.
  • Mobility: You can access your entire computer using our custom Connect tool on any mobile device or home computer.
  • Collaboration: All of your data and workflows are in a centralized private data center environment, which makes sharing files internally and externally streamlined and seamless.
  • Multi-site: CompleteCloud gives companies with multiple sites a simplified server infrastructure, reducing the need for redundant replication servers at each site, and standardizing all local area network (LAN) equipment. This means employees can work from the same data source, regardless of their location, making you feel as though you’re all under one roof. Wouldn’t that be nice?

Sound too good to be true?

I understand your skepticism. There are plenty of products out there that claim to be the solution. But I can assure you; as someone who is literally fueled by data, I’ve done the research. In terms of mobility, scalability, security, and cost-effectiveness—there’s nothing quite like CompleteCloud. Not to mention the 24/7 customer support that comes with it (and works right in the Avatara HQ in St. Louis, MO).

Take it from a few of our clients who rely on CAD to make a living…

“This is a critical path piece of software for us and enables a couple of our vulnerable employees, and more, to work remotely. As you well know, that means people keep working and dollars keep flowing. I think of Avatara as being at the front line; I am so thankful that we have you to turn to.”

“Leveraging the CompleteCloud Graphics Solution has allowed our company to grow by 40% in the first year we were on CompleteCloud.”

“We are able to function flawlessly while having 17 terabytes worth of data stored.”

“I was able to check out a model while sitting on the bleachers at my kids’ practice.”

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