Originally created for the construction industry, Project Manager's Assistant, CS Project Lite, and CS Project Professional from Crest Software (www. crestsoft.com) are useful for any industry that uses a lot of drawings.
Essentially, these are database products that help you track drawings, issue copies, develop production plans, and manage changes over the life of the project. Although the product doesn't integrate directly to Project, it's an additional software product that might prove useful to many project managers — and it does integrate to any ODBC (open database connectivity) database.
Graphic designers and new product designers who generate drawings can catalog them here. If you manage scientific or engineering projects, you might also find this software useful for managing schematics or diagrams. By placing links to this database in your Project plan, you can make this information available to your project team.
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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.