A whole new layer of digital asset management for your effective workflows
Connecter Server unleashes the collaboration capabilities of visual artists and creative teams. It comes with powerful exclusive features like:
- + Hybrid DAM new
- + User-curated collections in Web Catalogs new
- + Activity stream new
- + Shared indexed metadata new
- + Single Sign-On
- + Feedback tool
- + Version Control
Built for great "anywhere, anytime" teams.
Easily onboard a team of 5 or 500.
I receive comments from my team lead directly on the assets that I’m using in my day to day work. It’s far more efficient than using in the previous web app.
I can instantly use new assets’ metadata contributed by my teammates. Love the previews Martin in our London office added to our library!
Having a overview of the project pipeline saves me a lot time from swtiching between apps, and I feel more connected with the in-house team and their workflow.
I can create and manage team workspaces and user accounts with custom permissions from the team portal. I can even bulk-invite new users!
I can see details about how each of our team members uses the assets library.
BIM / Design Technology Manager
I have full visibility over our assets libraries with detailed information about all changes done in the workspace by the team.
Assets & metadata living in your cloud
Ever heard of Hybrid DAM?
That’s the perfect synergy of local and cloud asset management, designed for peak efficiency. It allows you to experience the best of both worlds: ultra-fast access to local assets and optimized cloud storage for those less frequently used. It offers numerous benefits, one of which is the seamless collaboration for teams, whether they're working on-site or remotely, with easy metadata access and previews.
Harvest and share
The new Metadata Harvester tool will collect metadata from the content of all assets in a Workspace, like resolution, date modified, preview thumbnail, EXIF, image and video orientation, etc., giving you more indexing and filtering options. All team members can use the harvested information for quick and efficient workflow, saving you the time and effort you waste scrolling through numerous assets to find the perfect one.
Feedback where it’s ought to be
Give. Get. Collaborate!
Are you tired of switching between apps just to read or add some remarks? We've been there. You can do all this in Connecter on the assets in question without disturbing your workflow. The Feedback feature seamlessly integrates with the Version Control system to further boost your production tracking. The tool is powerful and complex but requires zero setup - select an asset, hit Feedback, and start commenting and drawing.
Visual. On every asset.
More about the Feedback tool - you can use it on every asset, even the ones without visual representation in Connecter. Archive filled with assets? Add your comments and an image as a visual context if you want to visualise your ideas. Then draw and sketch upon it thanks to the many available markup tools. The possibilities are endless!
Version Control toolkit designed for visual artists
Take complete control over your asset’s content, while keeping your whole team in sync with its status. Each version will be safely stored in a cloud solution of your choice or a local server. Connecter will handle versioning, and give you options to roll back, review, and even make variations. All of this, while keeping everyone informed about the status of their local content, and showing the crucial visual information that every artist thrives on.
Hello, increased productivity with Workflows!
This brand new flexible organizational feature allows you to transfer your project’s pipelines inside Connecter. Thus, it will minimize the time spent switching between project management solutions by keeping the statuses and comments where your assets live. Your team will thank you for that!
Meet unlocked & cost-effective
Connecter’s Version Control runs on most major cloud storages that you may already use. Its powerful compression mechanism will also save you space. Alternatively, you can set it up on your NAS or even local shared folder. You aren’t gonna be locked to a costly proprietary storage without a way out.
Now, with user-curated asset collections
Browse assets’ metadata on the web and share curated catalogs with
clients, contractors or stakeholders. Receive feedback along the way!
I can use Web Catalogs to visually browse our entire assets library to create and share with the team curated assets selections for our projects. And I don’t even need to have Connecter installed on my laptop.
I can easily pick the assets I like to be used in my project. It saves me so much time and keeps everything organized in one place.
Each subscription includes free hosting on the Connecter Server platform with a one-click workspace setup. Shared workspaces can also be self-hosted on-premises (e.g. local network servers, remote managed servers, etc.) or on a public/private cloud service. The self-hosted option will require the setting up of a PostgreSQL database where all workspaces data* will be stored and managed.
*Workspace data don’t include the actual assets and their previews. Multiple setups are available for shared access to assets files and previews.
If you already have a shared workspace with your team, you may consider Connecter Server solution for the following reasons:
- you’ve reached the maximum allowed number of 5 connections to the shared workspace;
- you have a distributed team that needs a globally-accessible shared workspace that is not limited within the local network only;
- you want to have your team using meaningful Connecter users accounts with granular access permissions;
- want to publish assets metadata on Connecter Server’s Web Catalogs web-based application to share curated catalogs with team members and external partners;
- want to get notifications about changes in the workspace and user’s usage information.
Yes. In Connecter from Tools, select Migrate Workspace and pick one of your existing shared workspaces. If you need you can extract the existing custom previews to a folder that is accessible by your whole team. We recommend placing it where you store your assets.
Keep in mind that If you want to use Connecter Server from multiple locations (outside your office), all assets should be hosted in a place accessible to all users - the easiest way is using some cloud service like Dropbox, Drive, etc.
If the maximum number of active users is reached, you can upgrade to a higher subscription plan.
All information about teams and members is hosted and managed on Design Connected servers through a convenient web portal.
All team members can be invited (or restricted) and assigned to different workspaces with the respective access rights.
All information about your team and members is hosted on Design Connected platform and is being managed through a convenient Team web portal, which you can find here.
A maximum of 10 workspaces can be created within a team, where each one can be shared with a different number (limited by the active subscription plan) or/and different members. If you reach this limit and want more, please, contact our support team.
Connecter has become an inevitable part of our pipeline. It is a reliable and flexible tool that supports our asset management in the most effective way. The support team has been extremely helpful at every phase and helped us overcome technical issues and challenges in record time.
Attila Cselovszki, Chief Development Officer
Connecter Server has enabled better organization of our 10,000+ assets better than any other tool out there. It has also enabled better visibility and searchability of content for our 700+ staff across 9 global offices. Especially during these uncertain times, we needed a solution to maintain equal access whether in the office or at home and Connecter Server has delivered on this!
Paul Renner, Visualization Manager
We've been using Connecter for years, almost since its very beginning. It quickly became one pillar in our workflow since it has exactly what we needed from a content manager. Friendly use for our artists, boolean search and great performance handling thousands of assets for multiple users in our offices. Specially Connect Server, which made our transition to home-office easy and seamless.
All our assets, quickly located in a few clicks let our artist focus on a visual creative search, instead of folder structures or endless directories.
Alejandro Álvarez, Technical Director
I've been using Connecter almost since its birth and it has really changed my workflow to the better.
For the first time, I can actually work more like a real interior designer; picking, placing and replacing furniture and propping as any interior decorator would, but faster. I can now fully furnish and decorate a whole apartment in the matter of minutes or hours instead of days, and it's so convenient to be able to export and reuse all models I create.
Basically this allows me to spend more time on making perfect, high end models and shaders, knowing that I can reuse them easily over and over again, making my image quality higher without much effort. Today I rely heavily on Connecter and if there's one software that I really would recommend to anyone, it's this.
Johannes Lindqvist, Co-Founder
If there is something frequently on my mind, it’s about trying to get more organized to avoid as much repetitive and menial tasks during creative process as possible. Searching for models, relinking paths…and endlessly re-creating the same materials over and over can kill any passion for the job and takes away time for the more important parts. Since last summer we started using Connecter by DesignConnected, which does absolutely stellar job of cataloguing assets for easy “drag & drop” use.
Juraj Talcik, Co-Founder
Inspired assets usage.
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