Cadalyst Web Site Expands Digital Platform by Introducing an Online Plan Room Powered by IDEAL

7 Feb, 2007 By: Cadalyst Staff

Cadalyst Offering Readers Free Accounts to the New Online Plan Room

NEWTON, Mass., February 7, 2007 – Cadalyst, the leading publication devoted to computer-aided design and related technologies, has announced the launch of Cadalyst Online PlanRoom (, a secure web-based project-management system now featured on Cadalyst’s Web site (

Hosted by IDEAL Scanners & Systems, Inc., Cadalyst Online PlanRoom provides CAD users and managers a secure and convenient means of accessing confidential project plans, specifications and large-format drawings using an Internet Web browser.

In addition to the free signup, users of Cadalyst Online PlanRoom will also benefit from the easy to use, time-saving tools which will help them:

  • Collaborate and streamline projects
  • Keep projects on course and shorten bid time
  • Store, organize and work from the most current documents
  • Share plans and specifications with easy online viewing and download
  • Retrieve large-format drawings for distribution and local printing
  • Save on expensive overnight delivery
  • Create bid packages and monitor project phases
  • Perform on-site edits and mark-ups with a tablet or laptop PC

“We’re extremely pleased to announce our partnership with IDEAL,”said Dana Fisher, Group Publisher of Questex Media’s Technology Publishing Group.“The launch of Cadalyst Online PlanRoom not only adds a whole new dimension to our digital information services, it opens the door to other possibilities.”

In response to the demands of industry professionals,Cadalystwill continue to expand its editorial platform to provide a variety of robust, online tools and faster access to focused business, technical and purchasing information toan audience of 290,000+ spanning print, online and e-mail newsletters.

"IDEAL is very excited about this new venture with Cadalyst.  Publishing Cadalyst Online PlanRoom sets Cadalyst magazine apart from other magazines in the industry by providing its readers with an advanced and secure online service to help them manage their projects and digital assets with a browser based viewing," states Jay Magenheim, president of


About Questex:Questex Media Group is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider, headquartered in Newton, Mass. Questex Media serves multiple industries including technology, travel, beauty, home entertainment, landscaping, and industrial and specialty markets through a range of well-established, market-leading products and services. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications and 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. Questex Media has more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe.           


About IDEAL Scanners & develops, markets, and supports a wide range of large format scanning, printing, indexing, archiving, converting and editing solutions designed specifically for the AEC, GIS and Reprographics markets. IDEAL is the exclusive US distributor of Contex large format scanners and 3D DESIGNmate printers, and also distributes Seiko Teriostar printers and CSoft Software; and IDEAL is the developer of ArchiveCenter software, and




Contact:  Dana Fisher, Group Publisher, Questex Media Technology Publishing Group



About the Author: Cadalyst Staff

Cadalyst Staff

AutoCAD Tips!

Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD Video Tips. Subscribe to the free Cadalyst Video Picks newsletter, and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!

Follow Lynn on TwitterFollow Lynn on Twitter

Do you use any augmented or virtual reality (AR or VR) technologies in your workflow?
Not yet, but we are planning to implement it.
No, but we think these technologies could hold value for us.
No; these technologies do not hold value for us.
Submit Vote

Download Cadalyst Magazine Special Edition