EMC Documentation Enables Management And Unique Storage Of Layered Design DrawingsSource: EMC Corporation
Until recently, E.ON kept every installation drawing for its power plants in paper format, which amounts to more than 400,000 drawings. The accompanying documents such as correspondence, licenses, and Microsoft® Excel® sheets were saved on distinct file servers. This caused the quality of information to become obscured. An energy giant of E.ON's stature could no longer allow this to continue from a business management, legislative, and regulatory point of view. E.ON knew it could guarantee and improve the quality of the information offered only through a robust document management system.
A company with more than 400,000 design and construction drawings cannot operate without a robust system to manage and access this wealth of information. E.ON entrusted these essential tasks to EMC. "We use the EMC® Documentum® 6.5 document management platform to store and manage our energy plants' technical documents," says Hans Paalvast, business project manager at E.ON Benelux. "The platform contains not only the familiar Microsoft Word documents and Excel sheets, but also extraordinarily complex installation drawings, AutoCAD drawings, and hybrid AutoCAD drawings in which an AutoCAD vector drawing and a scanned raster image are merged."