Kenesto's Capabilities

    • Sync of documents

      between Kenesto

      Web & Desktop

    • Works with most


      design formats

    • Document

      version control

      including CAD

    • Browser based viewing

      2D documents

      3D CAD files

    • File & folder sharing

    • Create & manage


    • Document

      access control

    • Virtual LAN drive

      in the cloud

      no VPN required

Now, collaborate more effectively with Kenesto Drive.

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 Free, install Kenesto Drive, and then store, share and collaborate on your CAD and other engineering documents – all in the cloud.


Synchronization of documents between Kenesto Web and Desktop

Always work with the current version of a document no matter where you access it from

Desktop to Cloud File Synchronization

Kenesto Drive’s unparalleled file synchronization allows you to keep documents synchronized between Kenesto Drive on your local desktop and the Kenesto Cloud. This capability offers enhanced performance. Kenesto Drive also enables you 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 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 many design formats such as common CAD solutions: SolidWorks, SolidEdge, SpaceClaim, CATIA and over 250 file formats

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.


Document version control, including CAD

Kenesto manages file versions so that you and your CAD systems always access the latest version without changing filenames

Document Versions

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

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

Share a folder and all its sub folders and documents directly or simply share a single file

Cloud Document Editing

Microsoft Office documents can be shared and edited directly from Kenesto in your web browser – with full version management. Invite other Kenesto users to join your session for real-time collaboration and shared document editing.

Create 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.

Document access control

Set permissions directly to documents

Granular Access

You can provide access to just the relevant folders or documents that the users need or the access that you want them to have. This improves security and limits risks.

Virtual LAN drive in the cloud no VPN required

Kenesto Drive synchronizes desktop to Kenesto cloud and behaves like a LAN drive for all users regardless of their various locations

Kenesto Drive

Kenesto Drive is a virtual LAN drive. It behaves like a physical LAN drive on your network however the users can be anywhere in the world. Any changes made by any of the users are immediately transmitted to the others sharing folders or documents as they would be 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 synchronizing shared documents, sharing directly from the drive, setting folders to perform vault functions such as check-in and check-out from the drive and version management from the drive are not found in other providers. Even if Kenesto Drive was designed with engineering teams in mind, anybody can use Kenesto Drive just easily as any shared network drive.

“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