Kenesto’s Features

Always Access the
Master Document

Works with All
Engineering Design Applications

Version Document Management for any Application

Browser Viewing
3D & 2D CAD Files

Folder & File
Customized Permission Settings

Create & Manage
Work Spaces

Automatic / Vault (manual) Document Locking for
Exclusive Editing

Infinite Cloud Storage

Document Collaboration within Your Internal & External Team.

Kenesto. The perfect alternative to a shared network drive.

Currently Using Dropbox to Store & Share Your Engineering Files?

Have you ever accidentally deleted a file? Or encountered a corrupt file? You are not alone. It’s time to adopt a robust storage solution designed for CAD, Architects and other large file applications. Our Kenesto Drive cloud service allows users to collaborate directly with master files from anywhere: share folders & documents, automatically version up CAD files, work offline, vault folders & files for check-in and check-out. Be confident that every member of your team (both internal & external) is always working with the single-source, master file safely accessed from the Kenesto cloud.

Kenesto. Unlimited Users and Cloud Storage.


Always Access the Master Document

Always work with the master version of a document no matter where you access it from either Kenesto Cloud or Kenesto Drive service

Desktop to Cloud

Kenesto Drive enables users with the ability to always work with the current document either from the Kenesto Drive on your local desktop or Kenesto Cloud. This capability offers enhanced performance. Kenesto Drive grants users the ability to work offline e.g. while on a flight keeping everything in sync when you reconnect. Kenesto Drive does all of this while maintaining complete file security, automated file version management, vaulting and locking. When a file that you have shared with others is opened by one of the people that you have shared it with, the others see the and will be able to open it in a “read-only” status. Sharing has never been easier – you will never write over your colleagues work.

Works with All Engineering Design Applications

Kenesto supports CAD and other formats such as:

SolidWorks, Solid Edge, CATIA, Revit, Comsol, DotProduct and Microsoft

Document Management

Upload, manage, modify, version, share, and host discussions on CAD models, Microsoft Office documents, marketing collateral and more. Attach documents and discussions to tasks, workflow processes, and all of your customizable forms and data types. Additional features: Freeze a document: Finalize a document upon project completion. It will protect the document from any further updates. Your production file is secure. Vault: A vault folder behaves like a library and allows check-in and check-out of documents. The status of the document is visible at all times for users that the document has been shared with.

Version Document Management for any Application

Kenesto manages dependencies, revisions, where used and file versions,

which is essential for CAD users.

Manage Dependencies

Manage dependencies, revisions, see Where Used, rename/replace, document versions, which are familiar features to those that have used a PDM system.  Whether in the web client or using Kenesto Drive, Kenesto handles these functions for any application.

Install Add-Ins to handle this automatically from within CAD applications: SOLIDWORKS and Solid Edge.

Kenesto makes sure you are always working with the current document version. With check-out, check-in and the auto-locking features of the Kenesto Drive service, overwrites and missing edits are a thing of the past. Kenesto versioning does not require that all of the file names to be the same or of the same type.

Browser Based Viewing of 3D & 2D CAD Files

View multiple format file types including 3D & 2D CAD files right from your browser.

View Documents

Kenesto has the ability to view over 250 CAD, Microsoft Office and other document formats including measurement to enable improved project throughput and collaboration.

Folder & File Customized Permission Settings

Customize your folder & file permission settings.

Permission based Access Control

Kenesto enables users to customize permission settings on folders and files.  With folders, permissions start at: none, treating it as a true drop box, to update, enabling editing of files in the folder, to sharing, enabling users to re-share the folder at the same or less permission level they were granted. Users can remove recipients when done sharing.

Create & Manage Work Spaces

Workspaces lets you easily handle project management with documents, folders, discussions, tasks, workflow and reports.


Plan, organize, manage, share and execute on projects more effectively using our Workspaces feature.

Flexible Workflow

Kenesto’s innovative workflow engine allows you to work in a static or flexible ad-hoc workflow environment for capturing and managing your business processes for working both inside and outside of your organization.

Task Management

Plan and manage your tasks, including dependencies. You can add discussions, documents, forms and workflows.


Automatic / Manual (Vault) Document Locking for Exclusive Editing

Automatic locking on your shared master documents.

Exclusive Editing

When a member of your team accesses the master document for exclusive editing, they check out the file and Kenesto tags that file as locked.  Other team members can see that the file is locked, indicated by the orange padlock on the file. They can still open the file, view the file and share the file; however, they cannot edit the file until the lock is released.

If the file is in a vaulted folder, once the file is checked back in, the lock is released, and the file is available for other team members to check out and edit as needed.

Infinite Storage in the Cloud

Kenesto manages all your documents in the cloud, so your team is always accessing the master file.


Kenesto replaces your physical “server in the corner” with infinite cloud based storage. Any changes made by any of your team users are immediately transmitted to the others folders and documents where shared with as they would on a physical LAN Drive. Users that documents have been shared with are automatically notified and tool tips will tell you who is currently editing it and more. Features such as automatically “checking out” the master copy from the cloud, sharing directly from the drive, setting folders to perform vault functions such as check-in and check-out, version management, and work offline.

“Kenesto stands out as a leader in forward-thinking online engineering data management. We now have a secure, cloud-based solution for product document management, collaboration and version control, accessible from wherever we are in the world. On top of that, the Kenesto Drive feature allows our team to interact with our data as though it were a mapped server drive.”

Josh Adams, PE, Founding Principal, Apollo Engineering Design Group

“Kenesto is more than a collaboration tool – it’s fully-customizable to work with your processes and designs, and it provides a virtual workspace to store, view, and manage your data.”

–Elise Moss, Senior Mechanical/Thermal Engineer

“Kenesto has helped us structure our communication flow so that all involved can see the status of every campaign at a glance.”

–Erin Howell, Digital Campaign Manager, MEDIATA