It is an web application that delivers core database platform services and unique PDF and CAD microservices for building and extending intelligent, web browser and mobile-enabled applications. The platform is designed to accelerate digital transformation by helping you quickly, easily, and economically deliver data and files with minimal on-premise infrastructure. Based upon HTML5 standards, SOCKETWORX offers complete flexibility and control over your choice of cloud, frameworks, and applications.
Document Access and Processing
Companies generate PDFs everyday and their consumers need immediate and easy access to them.
SOCKETWorx delivers PDF drawings and documents in a very effective manner so users adopt it very quickly.
Document control and user can organize files by connection, by table, or both, providing virtually unlimited groupings.
SOCKETWorx offers a modern interface to view PDF files.
It has all the markup and commenting tools users need to collaborate with each other.
Add clouds, sticky notes, highlights, and even customizable stamps.
All markups are centralized onto one canvas, so users see each others markups, comments and replies encouraging collaboration.
SOCKETWorx streamlines the management of change process associated with PDF markups.
Visible markups can be searched and filtered by document, by users, by type, and user specified tags
Users process markups by updating their status, adding comments, adding references, changing colors, and making invisible. When making them invisible, users effectively rendering markups complete, obsolete, or no longer relevant closing the loop on the markup process.
One or more markups across all documents can be processed at once, so users can quickly process them.
In many situations, PDF files are associated or reference one another. SOCKETWorx provides users the ability to attach one to many, or many to one.
This attachment capability can be applied to database records too.
Attaching PDFs to other PDFs or to database records enables users to quickly access them from the Viewer. Having them attached to each other helps in so many ways.
LINKWorx is a Worx Plugin and one of its features is to add SOCKETWorx hyperlinks to symbols and objects within AutoCAD and BricsCAD drawings. These hyperlinks make the PDF files published for consumption SOCKETWorx ‘smart’.
When publishing ‘smart’ PDFs from CAD the hyperlinks become embedded and highly functional within the PDF Viewer. User will click on them and SOCKETWorx will load associated data and PDF files so they can be quickly accessed.
Data Access and Processing
SOCKETWorx will connect to any SQL or ACCESS database.
Plugging users into data silos enables them to view and query for information otherwise unavailable. Coupled with web browser access and the ability to change data, companies can streamline data population and modification processes.
Within SOCKETWorx Roles are used to establish security for each connection. In this way, user groups are assigned privileges like viewing, editing, extracting, etc.
Once users are assigned a Role they can easily access and switch between databases from their workstations, tablets, or even smart phones.
SOCKETWorx can incorporate all database tables.
Tables can be made active and then available to users, or made inactive disabling all access.
Once tables are made active, access to them is controlled by SOCKETWorx Role security settings.
Table security includes settings for viewing, editing, and exporting.
Users easily adopt global data views and data views they create on their own. Empowering users to query and organize data to their liking promotes system adoption.
Click the Edit button and user transition into Edit Mode, where they can modify data using many worksheet controls like formulas, fill down, copy paste, etc.
While in Edit Mode, SOCKETWorx monitors every modification. Once users click ‘Save Changes’, every previous and new value is logged creating the foundation for managing changes and notifying information stakeholders.
Extracting data to Excel workbook has never been easier. Click the Export button and they are emailed directly to users and anyone they put on distribution.
Excel workbooks can be configured on the export so they can be imported allowing users to work on data offline and sync whenever they are ready.
Report templates are setup so header information is completely configurable. In most cases, SOCKETWorx deployment can import legacy reports as templates.
Extracting data onto in-application datasheets is a very popular and purposeful feature.
Users can import Excel workbooks to establish datasheet templates or simply create the templates from scratch. They are associated to data tables and then users can embed table fields, static fields, and ‘special’ fields. All these fields can satisfy just about any datasheet content.
Datasheets have all the worksheet functions available too, so making calculations, replicating data, etc. is all possible.
Since templates are global, any changes will automatically update every assignment.
Users easily issue revisions individually or in mass using a multi-select feature. Either way, SOCKETWorx captures all the revision history and makes it available for every Datasheet.
Consider deploying SOCKETWorx to deliver all drawings published to PDF files.
In this way, users can access and collaborate on the by adding annotations, stamps, and just about any markup. This centralizes all the drawings and provides access from virtually anywhere there is an internet or mobile connection.
SOCKETWorx provides searching and querying for drawings so users can organize lists and open drawings in the PDF Viewer with one click.
Deploying SOCKETWorx provides a way for diagram drawing stakeholders to easily gain Role-Based access to component data, populate datasheets, or even markup drawings in a collaborative manner.
So many CAD softwares used to create diagrams have the ability to connect to, or produce, a database. SOCKETWorx can connect to these databases and then provide users Role-Based access to component data records created by them.
Once connected, users can view, report, and even modify data when given permissions to do so. Extending the use of SOCKETWorx for datasheets, document association, etc. all become possible.
Users will adopt SOCKETWorx because it allows them to accomplish tasks via an easy to use interface. They will start creating data queries, reports and otherwise consume and produce data to satisfy diagram drawing requirements.
Consider managing piping specification from SOCKETWorx. ECE recommends breaking piping specifications into 3 groups.
- Specification Details
- Component Groups
- Component Details
In this way users can work on the overall piping specification content while SOCKETWorx is capturing every change event. Change notifications can then be used to make CAD platform updates effectively managing change.
Expand its use to include part numbers and component pricing and the foundation exists for costing and integration with CAD model material take-offs and material requisitions.