Creating an architectural digital archive
July 16, 2014 4:46 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a solution to create a digital archive, primarily for an architectural practice with an extensive project history.

The options and solutions appear to be quite varied. Ideally the solution will be something that can be stored in-house rather than online and have a reasonably easy learning curve for people to access and update.

The basic structure will be something that has the focus on each project with options for a job description, photos, videos and various description fields for client, location etc etc.

I've been looking at third party software options as well as creating a custom database solution, but it would be useful to get some input or ideas from anyone with experience on this - preferably from within an architectural practice.
posted by panboi to Computers & Internet (1 answer total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
At my architecture firm, we use Newforma. It does everything you describe and is extremely helpful during the CA phase. The licenses can be expensive though.
posted by Benway at 6:35 AM on July 16, 2014

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