SOURCE: Synergis Software

January 23, 2008 13:00 ET

Guntert & Zimmerman Construction Division Chooses Adept Document Management to Improve Engineering Collaboration

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Synergis Software, the independent software development division of Synergis® Technologies, Inc., today announced that Guntert & Zimmerman Construction Division, Inc. (G&Z) ( is using Adept document management software to increase productivity and facilitate collaborative engineering. G&Z chose Adept for its outstanding ability to manage, control and share both very large SolidWorks® files and 2D AutoCAD® design files.

Synergis Software's 18 years experience in supporting document management also factored heavily into G&Z's selection of Adept. "The company's technical expertise, U.S.-based sales and support, single focus on document management, and flexible implementation plan narrowed our choice to Synergis Software," said Jerry Dahlinger, vice president of Engineering, Guntert & Zimmerman Construction Division, Inc.

Collaborating in a Mixed CAD Environment

"We required a document management solution that could handle both AutoCAD and SolidWorks information," said Dahlinger. "We have used AutoCAD for years and continue to use it to maintain drawings of older products. If we do a major modification in SolidWorks, then we have a hybrid product -- a combination of SolidWorks and AutoCAD drawings. Adept allows us to search for a part and see the relationships between a SolidWorks assembly and its AutoCAD components. That way we can use our legacy information and still use new 3D tools."

"We couldn't go on using SolidWorks without a data management system that supported its interdependent file structure," said Dahlinger. "We had lots of problems when we had several SolidWorks users working on the same design project, with different overlapping areas of the machine. Our productivity was very low and it finally became a crisis."

G&Z also uses Adept in manufacturing and sales to guarantee the latest revision of a part is made and ordered. There are 25 people in the Engineering Department, the Shop Floor and Sales using 11 concurrent Adept desktop client licenses and six Adept Explorer™ web-based client licenses.

About Guntert & Zimmerman

G&Z (, based in California, has successfully pioneered innovative equipment for the concrete highway, airport, and canal construction industries for almost 60 years. In fact, its equipment has been used in the construction of nearly 70 percent of major concrete highways in the Western United States, as well as a major portion of concrete motorways in Western Europe.

About Synergis Software

Synergis Software creates, implements, and supports document management software that helps organizations manage, share and control their design and office documents throughout the enterprise. Adept is easy to learn and simple to use and maintain, enabling companies to achieve significant improvements in process automation, design collaboration and business organization. For more information or to register for a demonstration of Adept, please contact Synergis Software at 215.529.9900/800.836.5440 or visit

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