design a database to store CAD drawings

Posted on 2001-06-07
Last Modified: 2010-08-05

Which DBMS can i use to built a databese to store drawings from a CAD software?


Question by:cartulina
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Better be pretty robust, have scads and scads of disk space available.

How is it that you intend to store the documents into the database?  Do you need one with a file system, like Oracle?

Pretty broad question.

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dbalaski earned 65 total points
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Hi ,

There are plenty of databases that can handle this task --  depends upon how the software is configured to store within the database.  Are you storing the catalog of components?  The physical  data files (such as a RIP file, or an CAD drawing (such as an autocad file))?  
Is it storing the primative information to generate the drawings -- drawing coordinates and connection types??

I've seen many companies even use MS-ACCESS as a basic store..

I prefer more robust systems than access, but what you are going to need dependings upon on some of those questions I asked  above   factoring in  overall size and integration of drawings....

I am biased to ORACLE,   DB2 for more enterprise scale systems,   but that is me....


Author Comment

ID: 6166484
what i need to do is to store the CAD files so i can use the data for quotation.

is postgreSQL also a good choice?

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Please try TCAD2002, it can help you.

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