April 13, 2011
By DE Editors
Oracle has announced a new release of AutoVue. The latest major release of Oracle’s family of Enterprise Visualization solutions, the company says AutoVue 20.1 delivers an enhanced, more robust enterprise-class architecture that continues to serve all of an organization’s document visualization needs within a single platform.
From individual desktop requirements as a personal productivity tool to an enterprise wide visualization and collaboration solution, the new release provides a platform Oracle says is capable of delivering engineering, asset and product information throughout the entire enterprise.
To support the increased enterprise adoption of visualization solutions, AutoVue 20.1 includes performance, reliability and stability enhancements as well as new tools to simplify deployment, administration and minimize costs. AutoVue 20.1 also delivers new capabilities that enable partners and system integrators to build AutoVue integrations that visually enable business processes by connecting data, visual information and business applications.
AutoVue 20.1 delivers support for several new formats and includes many fidelity improvements for electronic computer aided design (ECAD), 3D and 2D computer aided design (CAD) as well as PDF and office document types. Customers in the electronics and high-tech space can now visualize work-in-progress designs via support of Cadence non-archived files while manufacturing engineers can perform manufacturability reviews through better support of variants, overlays and polarity.
“We have been impressed with the new capabilities and improvements for electronic computer aided design files (ECAD) and high tech product development workflows that are included in Oracle’s AutoVue 20.1,” says Charlie Davies, ECAE application engineer at Harris Corporation. “With AutoVue’s new overlay capability and improved support for different file formats, our manufacturing engineers can easily ensure that manufacturing personnel have what they need to quickly assemble and verify printed circuit boards by overlaying the native design on a Gerber file. As issues identified during this process can be directly conveyed back to the design engineering team via AutoVue’s digital annotations, we have been able to significantly improve our manufacturability review process.”
Partners can take advantage of the new integration enablement capabilities to build customized solutions and extend visualization throughout the enterprise. Integration enablement capabilities include:
- Hotspots, which enable visual navigation and actions and deliver tighter integration with enterprise applications by connecting visual information to structured data. With AutoVue hotspots, textual elements in a document or drawing are turned into hotspot links that can trigger actions or launch pages within other applications.
- AutoVue Document Print Services enables partners and system integrators to build printing solutions that can serve to automate and process high-volume printing operations of both business and technical document types. The new release also includes performance enhancements and new deployment options. This new release of DPS is available on both Windows and Linux platforms.
- Expanded Text Extraction APIs include support for Office document types.
- Desktop Deployment Active X Integration, which allows Windows-centric development organizations to embed the AutoVue user interface (UI) into other Windows applications to enable visualization capabilities within other solutions.
For more information, visit Oracle.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.