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Our company just started using with an architect that has been
using buzzsaw. We're designing a jail and the consultants are in different
cities in the state (texas) and one of the architectural firms is in another
state. This is a design build project, so the contractor also has the latest
information. The latest files are always available and when a file is
updated an email is autom. sent to all the people registered for that
particular project.

The files are updated by the architect (architectural drawings) and he is
responsible of keeping the files updated. He also has control of you can
access the site.

I think it is great, so know I have an account at and have my
latest files for other projects for other architects I work with and they
like it.  I wasn't sure how it worked either, but i've been learning by
trying it out.

I don't know how this service is free, but I don't mined.

Simon Solorio, P.E.

-----Original Message-----
From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 1:46 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: On-Line Collaboration -

I found this interesting website - which is a project
collaboration site supported by AutoDesk but a privately owned business. The
purpose is to provide an online intranet so that members of a project team
can work off the same drawings which remain available online.
I am not very clear on this, but the concept is great. My main question is
why a company large enough to have Internet capabilities use a service such
as this rather than set up their own company website with private access.
I would like to hear from others who are working with clients over the
Internet in order to learn how they coordinate and participate in the work.
Mostly, I'm interested in understanding how work is constantly updated and
how each participant is notified of changes that are made which may affect
the work of others.

Dennis S. Wish, PE
Structural Engineering Consultant
(208) 361-5447 E-Fax