Does Autocad have some facility within the package or as an Autodesk or 3rd party add-on which will allow a manager to keep track of drawings, with status, description, drawing numbers, etc. as the fields of data which are sortable, trackable, etc?
I had already looked at Autodesk's web site, and done various searches on the wwweb long before I posted this question.
I had seen the Archetype sw/website already, and determined that it is NOT at all oriented toward use for mechanical drawings, but rather architects, hence the name. It MAY work, with limitations for what I want, but is a really serious compromise for our situation.
I have seen a few drawing register implementations for specific companies, mostly civil construction companies, for in-house packages thrown together to suit their specific needs, but nothing generic for mechanical manufacturing applications.
I appreciate your attempt to help me out here, Straw, but I am really appalled at the lack of any worthwhile response from a group thought to be as "on-the-ball" with drafting solutions such as this.
I guess, even though we are closing down 2007 here, it's just like it always has been - if you want something that works for you, build it yourself !