Collaborative CAD Editing

Real-Time CAD Collaboration, Enhanced by Cloud Technology

CentreStack's 'Collaborative CAD Editing' revolutionizes teamwork on CAD projects, ensuring seamless collaboration without data loss, leveraging AWS for speed and intelligent caching for real-time work across locations. This marks a new era of efficient and secure CAD collaboration, making every edit count.

CentreStack's 'Collaborative CAD Editing' revolutionizes teamwork on CAD projects, eliminating file overwrites and access issues. It notifies users of edits, providing read-only access to others, ensuring data integrity. Powered by AWS for superior storage and speed, plus intelligent caching for real-time collaboration, it marks a new era of efficiency and security in collaborative CAD work. With CentreStack, every edit advances your project, transforming collaborative CAD editing into a partnership for productivity.


In the realm of CAD projects, the ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently is paramount. Yet, businesses often grapple with challenges that hinder their collaborative efforts. These obstacles not only slow down project timelines but also compromise data integrity and team synergy.

Syncing Issues

Teams face significant hurdles with file syncing, especially with AutoCAD Xrefs, leading to incorrect file versions being used or edited.

File Overwrites

Without proper notifications and file locking, multiple users editing the same file can overwrite each other's work, resulting in lost progress.

Access Limitations

The need for real-time access from various devices, including mobile, is critical, yet often unmet, limiting on-the-go collaboration.

Admin and Locking Challenges

Managing administrative access and ensuring effective file locking for simultaneous editing are complex, leading to workflow bottlenecks.

Understanding the complexities of CAD collaboration is crucial for transformative improvement.

Existing Solutions and Their Limitations

In the fast-paced world of CAD projects, the ability to collaborate seamlessly is not just a convenience—it's a necessity. Yet, many existing solutions fall short in providing a truly collaborative environment, leaving teams grappling with inefficiencies and data integrity issues. The limitations of these solutions not only hinder project timelines but also compromise the quality of work, underscoring the need for a more robust platform.

Inadequate File Locking

Solutions like Dropbox lack a global file locking mechanism, leading to overwritten work when multiple users edit the same file, a critical gap in collaborative CAD editing.

Syncing and Version Control Issues

Dropbox users face challenges with file syncing and version control, particularly after system updates, resulting in lost work and the need to redo tasks, causing financial losses.

Limited Real-Time Collaboration

Platforms such as ShareSync and traditional methods like FTP and email fail to support dynamic, real-time collaboration on CAD files, leading to inefficiencies and frustration.

Performance and Accessibility

Competitors like SharePoint and VPNs struggle with performance issues and lack the capability for real-time, collaborative CAD editing, especially with large BIM software files.

Introducing CentreStack

CentreStack's 'Collaborative CAD Editing' feature revolutionizes CAD collaboration by enabling real-time editing, ensuring data integrity, and providing unparalleled access. Utilizing cloud technology and intelligent caching, it allows every team member to efficiently contribute from any location.

Real-Time Collaboration

Enables multiple users to work on CAD files simultaneously, with global file locking to prevent overwrites and ensure data integrity.

Enhanced Accessibility

Supports access from various devices, including mobile, allowing team members to collaborate on-the-go, enhancing flexibility and productivity.

Superior Data Management

Leverages AWS for robust storage and speed, coupled with intelligent caching for optimized bandwidth usage, ensuring quick access to the latest file versions.

Secure Collaboration

Employs advanced security measures, including version control and offline access, to protect against data loss and unauthorized access.

Explore the benefits of 'Collaborative CAD Editing' to enhance your team's productivity and project results. Experience the advanced capabilities of CAD collaboration with CentreStack.

Unlock next-gen CAD collaboration: No overwrites, just seamless teamwork.

Cloud Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is an important feature for online file access. End users can easily drag and drop files and folders from a set of mapped drives over the Internet without a VPN connection.

Global File Locking

File locking is a vital feature for online file access and team collaboration to avoid conflicts. End users need to control global concurrent online file access by using file locking to maintain consistency.

Permission Control

Dropbox and Google Drive don't have the same level of centralized control as a file server. You might miss the NTFS permissions and the ability to know where your data is, who has access to it and what they're doing with it.

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Elevate your CAD collaboration to new heights with CentreStack - where every edit propels your project forward.

How It Works Diagram - Two flavors of CentreStack

CentreStack Online

We host CentreStack for you in AWS

Organizations need to enhance mobility and productivity through streamlined remote access and collaboration. CIOs seek online solutions with seamless cloud integration to minimize disruption and reduce employee retraining for new cloud storage systems.

Mapped Drives

Remotely access file shares from a drive letter without the need for a VPN. Cloud replication is optional!

File Locking

Provides full support for file locking from the cloud, with a familiar file server locking experience.

File Servers

Solve file server sync and share problems while facilitating mobile access and business continuity.

Mobile Access

Connect to your file server with a mobile device and edit directly using Microsoft Office Mobile Apps.


Use web links to share files and folders with recipients or receive files directly from a web browser.

Mobile Apps

Mobile applications provide file server remote access from iOS and Android devices.

CentreStack Server

Self-Hosted CentreStack Server Installation

Implement a private cloud file-sharing and secure remote access solution that integrates seamlessly with your existing IT infrastructure, enabling you to serve your clients efficiently and effectively.


From our success stories, MSPs making $24K and have 80% margins. It is an excellent way for MSPs to enhance their service portfolio.


CentreStack adopts a single-pane-of-glass management model, allowing MSPs to manage the solution from one single web interface.


CentreStack is multi-tenant by design, making it easy for MSP to set up and support multiple clients from one single deployment.

White Label

CentreStack is a white-label solution supporting complete branding from web interface to mobile applications.


CentreStack integrates with file servers, AWS, Azure, and google. The integration makes it easy for MSPs to deploy solutions.


CentreStack partner programs offer marketing collaterals and partner incentives and assistance for solution deployments.

If you are an enterprise seeking a self-hosted solution that complements your existing IT infrastructure with enhanced remote access and collaboration capabilities, explore Triofox—our robust sibling solution designed specifically for larger organizations.

How It Works

CentreStack's Collaborative CAD Editing utilizes cloud technology to streamline CAD project collaboration. It tackles common issues like file overwrites and access problems, enabling secure and efficient contributions from any location. With AWS-powered storage and speed, alongside intelligent caching for seamless real-time collaboration, our platform boosts productivity and ensures data integrity.


Global File Locking

When a user opens an AutoCAD file, it's locked for others, who are then notified and can access a read-only version, preventing simultaneous editing conflicts and data overwrites.


AWS Integration

Data is stored on AWS S3, offering enhanced storage capabilities and access speeds, crucial for handling large AutoCAD files and supporting collaborative editing from multiple locations.


Intelligent Caching

Our platform syncs only delta changes, requiring less bandwidth and enabling efficient real-time collaboration, even in locations with limited internet connectivity.


Offline Access

Users can work on files offline, with changes syncing once connectivity is restored, ensuring continuous productivity without internet dependency.


Multi-Device Access

Supports access from various devices including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and web portals, enabling collaboration on CAD files regardless of device or location.

Seamless Teamwork, Real-Time Editing, Cloud-Powered

CentreStack revolutionizes CAD collaboration, eliminating file overwrites and enabling real-time, efficient teamwork through cloud technology and intelligent caching. Start with 'Try CentreStack Free' for seamless CAD project collaboration.

Our Recent Case Studies

Revolutionizing CAD Collaboration: A Success Story

A leading civil engineering firm faced significant challenges with their cloud-based file sharing system, particularly with AutoCAD files, leading to productivity losses. By adopting Trio Fox, powered by AWS S3, the firm experienced transformative improvements in collaboration and efficiency. Key features like global file locking and version control directly addressed previous inefficiencies, enhancing productivity and operational flexibility. This case underscores the power of tailored IT solutions in streamlining project workflows and facilitating seamless collaboration, setting a new standard in the construction sector for managing and collaborating on engineering files.

Engineering Collaboration Transformed

A leading engineering firm revolutionized its project management and collaboration processes with Triofox, overcoming the challenges of remote work and data management. By implementing a solution that facilitated seamless access to large DWG files without the need for VPNs or data migration, the company achieved significant improvements in efficiency and productivity. This case study highlights the transformative power of innovative IT solutions in enhancing collaborative efforts and operational flexibility in the engineering sector, setting a new benchmark for remote collaboration and data management practices.

Expand Your Horizons

Dive deeper into our innovative solutions tailored for your business. From specialized remote access to transformative MSP solutions and secure AWS data migrations, discover how CentreStack can elevate your operations to new heights. Explore now and unlock the full potential of seamless, efficient collaboration.

Secure Remote Collaboration

Efficient, Tailored Access for Industry Success

Simplified MSP Integration

Streamline IT, Secure Data, Enhance Operations

Secure AWS Migration

Efficient, Compliant Data Transfer Without VPNs

Frequently Asked Questions: All You Need to Know

How does CentreStack prevent data loss and overwriting in collaborative CAD editing?

CentreStack addresses this issue by implementing a global file locking mechanism. When a user opens an AutoCAD file, it locks the file for that user. Other users can then open it in read-only mode, preventing overwriting and data loss.

Can CentreStack handle large CAD files for collaboration?

Yes, CentreStack is equipped to handle large CAD files and data. It leverages AWS S3 for storage, providing scalable solutions for data of various sizes, including terabytes of data.

Is real-time collaboration on CAD files possible with CentreStack from mobile devices?

Yes, CentreStack enables users to access CAD files from mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, as well as through a web portal. This feature facilitates convenient access for users on the go or in the field.

What unique benefits does CentreStack offer for CAD file collaboration compared to other cloud services?

CentreStack provides several unique benefits for CAD file collaboration, including global file locking, versioning, on-demand sync with intelligent caching, offline access, seamless cross-platform collaboration (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android), and advanced security features.

How does CentreStack ensure the security and integrity of CAD files?

CentreStack uses Amazon S3 for storage, which is known for its high reliability and redundancy. Files are stored on multiple nodes to prevent data loss, ensuring the security and integrity of CAD files.

Does CentreStack offer version control and protection against accidental deletions or ransomware?

Yes, CentreStack features full versioning, allowing users to define their own retention policy and versions for each folder. This provides protection against accidental deletions, ransomware, or malware attacks, with the option to restore to a previous version if needed.

Can external sharing of confidential CAD files be restricted with CentreStack?

Yes, CentreStack allows for the disabling of external sharing for folders containing confidential content, ensuring that sensitive information is not shared with non-company accounts.

Is there a way to monitor user activities, such as file access and modifications, within CentreStack?

CentreStack enables the generation of comprehensive reports on all employee activities, including login times, locations, and IP addresses. This feature is useful for tracking user actions and ensuring compliance with company policies.

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