Kenesto’s Capabilities

Always access current version of the document

Works with most engineering design formats

Cloud Product Document Management for any application

Browser based viewing 2D documents 3D CAD files

File & folder sharing

access control

Create & manage workspaces

Automatic document locking for exclusive editing

Virtual Local drive

In the cloud

Infinite storage

Now, collaborate more effectively with Kenesto Drive service.

The perfect alternative to a shared network drive.

Currently Using Dropbox to Store & Share Your Engineering Files?

Why not use a program that was built specifically for engineers? Sign up for Kenesto, install the Kenesto Drive service, then store, share and collaborate on folders and documents, automatically version up CAD files, work offline when internet drops, vault folders for check in and check out and most importantly be confident that you are always working from the current master file stored in Kenesto Cloud.   Isn’t it time you used a robust storage solution designed for CAD?

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Always access current version of the document

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

Desktop to Cloud

Kenesto Drive service enables users with the ability to always work with the current document either from the Kenesto Drive service on your local desktop or Kenesto Cloud. This capability offers enhanced performance. Kenesto Drive service grants users the ability to work offline e.g. while on a flight keeping everything in sync when you reconnect. Kenesto Drive service 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 most engineering design formats

Kenesto supports CAD and other formats such as:

SolidWorks, Solid Edge, CATIA, Revit 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.

Cloud Product 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 2D documents 3D CAD files

View more than 250 format file types including CAD files right from the 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.

File & folder sharing, access control

Share a folder, sub folder(s) or single document directly

Permission based Access Control

Kenesto enables users to set varying permissions 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 workspaces

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


Plan, organize, manage, share and execute on projects more effectively using workspaces.

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 document locking for exclusive editing

Automatic locking on shared documents

Exclusive Editing

When a user opens a shared document from the Kenesto Drive for editing, Kenesto automatically locks the document for other users who also have access to update it. Other users will see a lock sign on the document icon on their own Kenesto Drive and they still can open the document in read-only mode. Other users can also view, download and share or re-share the document as the case may be. The lock is taken off after the user who opened it for editing first, closes the document. At this point, any other user can access for exclusive edit again. Only one user at a time can edit a document. With this exclusive editing feature, Kenesto Drive behaves like a LAN Drive and helps to prevent conflicts and overwrites.

When folders are vaulted: users can check out files for explicit exclusive editing. Naturally users will check the file back so others can edit. While the file is checked out others can view, download and share the file.

Virtual LAN drive in the cloud infinite storage

Kenesto Drive service pairs desktop to Kenesto Cloud, so you are always accessing the master file

Kenesto Drive service

Kenesto Drive service is a virtual Local drive. It behaves like a physical LAN drive on your network. Any changes made by any of the 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 obtaining 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.

“In a market where so many products seem to be slightly different flavors of the same solution, Kenesto stands out as a leader in forward-thinking online engineering data management,” said Josh Adams, Founding Principal, Apollo Engineering Design Group. “Using Kenesto, 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

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