PORTLAND, Ore. Clarizen Inc. has integrated its project management software with the Solidworks CAD tool, allowing design engineers to track project status and create new tasks.
Clarizen (San Mateo, Calif.) said it will soon integrate design automation tools to its Web-based software suite. "Solidworks is the first CAD tool Clarizen has integrated with, and we will announce support for other CAD packages by the end of the year," said Avinoam Nowogrodski, CEO and co-founder of Clarizen
Clarizen's suite integrates Web-based management tools with engineering CAD tools designed to maintain project databases. Users select an option from a pull-down menu on their CAD tool to receive assignments and to report on their status.
Managers access the Clarizen data centers via a Web browser to view progress reports, assign new tasks and report project status to senior managers. E-mailed forms enable distributed teams to operate by time-shifting status reports relative to working hours synchronized by the data centers.
"We are evaluating the popular electronics design automation tools to decide which one to integrate with Clarizen first," said Nowogrodski.
Instead of buying Clarizen software from, users pay a per-seat subscription fee to add their projects to Clarizen data centers.