Dropbox Syncs Up With Project Management Software Suites
Building on a late 2017 partnership with Autodesk to support file transfers within AutoCAD, cloud-based data storage company Dropbox now is adding document format support and software integration for the Aconex, BulldozAIR, Fieldwire and PlanGrid project data management systems as well. The support will allow direct transfers by Dropbox, with features including document control and automatic syncing as well.
The new integrations are part of Dropbox’s DBX Platform, which already offers link-ups to other enterprise software from Microsoft, Salesforce and Adobe. In addition to handling different file types, the DBX Platform allows for syncing of project documents from within the desktop and mobile versions of the different PM software suites.
“Through our experience of working on over a million projects around the world, we know seamless collaboration with everyone on a jobsite is the fastest way to increase productivity both in the field and the office,” said James Cook, head of strategic alliances and partnerships at PlanGrid in a press statement. “Together with Dropbox, we’re empowering construction teams to do more with less.”
PlanGrid can now save as-builts and project snapshots to Dropbox, giving team members access to the latest versions of project documents. Fieldwire and BulldozAIR also will be able to use Dropbox to back up project files. Aconex will be able to store drafts of documents in Dropbox before final versions are distributed to the team.
“We’re excited to partner with Dropbox to help teams better coordinate on large projects by leveraging data across platforms,” said Tim Olshansky, Aconex CTO. “Our goal is to continue driving accountability and insights to teams, with a growing ecosystem of integrations that helps our users build even more amazing things.”