Hello, We just merged with another small company. And now we need to decide how to proceed with the combined thousands of cad files. Any tips much appreciated, thanks in advance! Company A: - several thousands of Solidwork files, both assemblies and parts. With extensive file referencing - stored inside an old 2004 Solidworks PDM system (I think EPDM from that year) - last engineer left 4 years ago. No new development work created since then. - Installed Solidworks version (and PDM) is from 2004. Disks and license nr has been lost some years ago Company B: - several hundreds of DWG, STL, OBJ and PDF files. - we outsource engineering work, but have 4 prod mgr's who use the files (viewing) - no PDM system, Windows Explorer is our file mgt system - no CAD software, we use viewers and communicate changes to the freelance engineers via email and phone Our requirements: - Wish to create one library/folder structure of all engineering files - All new engineering work to be outsourced to freelancers / outside engineering companies - In-house we have 4 product mgr's who will view the files. Preferably also able to make simple annotations for the outside engineers - We are a small team, no need for complex check-in/check-out or workflow functionalities Our question: what type of solution should we look at? What I have come across: Staying with Windows Explorer/file mgt system - is perhaps to simple given the number of files. Solidworks EPDM - seems not to play nicely with non-solidworks files + outsourced engineering collaboration work probably needs very expensive add-ons/extensions DDM PDM - can handle various CAD file formats but getting Solidworks EPDM data into it appears to be a tough multi-day consulting job. And is not designed to easily handle outsourced engineering collaboration functionalit Grabcad Workbench - simple and collaboration is build-in. But appears to be End-of-Life as most recent Solidworks 2018/2019 files are not supported Kenesto - cloud based PDM, not researched yet Onshape - cloud based CAD and PDM. But we do not need CAD functionality in-house ...?.... Any suggestions more than welcome!