Secure Sharing

CoLab makes sharing CAD, drawings, and other engineering files fast, easy, and secure.


How it works

Share files with reviewers (no CAD license necessary)

CoLab lets you share drawings and 3D models – 30+ file types in all – with anyone. Send a link to your reviewer, and they will be able to open the file in their web browser. You can even share straight from PLM. From there, reviewers can dig into the model browser, properties and metadata further with simple tools, including measurement, section, isolate, hide, and explode.

Control who sees what

Whether you’re sharing files with your team or with external partners, CoLab gives you complete control over who sees what. You can set up a Workspace, which allows team members that you select to access all files and feedback in that Workspace.

You can also set up a Portal for guest users (from another company), which lets them comment on the same files as your internal team, without getting access to internal commentary.

Faster than FTP and more secure than email

CoLab lets you control who has permission to download files. That means you can ensure that sensitive IP never leaves our secure environment. When a user no longer needs access to a file, simply remove them from the Portal or Workspace.


You don’t need yet another disconnected software solution. That's why CoLab does two things: 

  • It integrates with your CAD and PLM software to create a connected tech ecosystem.
  • It replaces the 5-10 apps you use to complete a single process workflow with 1-2 apps (CoLab + PLM, for example)

CoLab supports more than 70 file types, including native and neutral CAD and integrates with many PLM/PDM systems. 

Aside from engineering system integrations, CoLab also integrates with Jira and supports security protocols, like SSO, user permissions and more.

cost reduction
Product Redesigns

“The way we were doing our work is the same way that everyone else has traditionally been doing their work. Take screenshots [of a design], put that into a slide deck, and send that slide deck around for comments. Then you’re getting 10 people in a conference room for an hour. That's how we were doing things, but we knew there had to be a better way.”

Kevin walters
Kevin Walters
Senior Director of Hardware Engineering
Read the Story

Better products start with better design conversations.

If you’re ready to see how CoLab can transform the way you work, here’s how the process works.

  • Every conversation starts with a discovery call. During this call, a technical expert will understand your team’s challenges with design review today
  • Then, we’ll tailor a demo to address those challenges. This demo includes you, of course, but also some key members from your team who can speak to your challenges in greater detail and vet CoLab as the solution.
  • Finally, we do a workshop with more members of your team. This is the fun part! During this workshop, your team will each have temporary CoLab licenses and participate in a sample design review. You and your team will be guided through key features and use cases right inside the CoLab platform.
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