Understanding Document Workflow

A fairly standard engineering review workflow consists of the following steps:

  • Edit document: Locks the document to the editor to avoid conflicting changes. This moves the document into the Draft workflow state.

  • Send for Review: After the editor finishes the changes, the document is sent for review to somebody in an Approver role. This user is responsible for confirming the changes are correct and to standard. Drawing Management Systems often trigger an email notification to the approver at this step of the workflow to let them know that they have a review pending their attention.

  • Approve/Reject: The user then has the option to approve or reject the workflow and provide a comment for context. If a document is rejected it will usually be assigned back to the editor so that changes can be made. If the document is approved, the revision is automatically updated, and the document is released as a master version.

It's a good idea to assign security to documents within the flow to ensure that they're only accessible to the users who need them. This avoids a user from an operations or maintenance role picking up a document that may be incorrect or incomplete.


Document workflow provides a number of benefits:

  • Document changes are controlled, and only one user can edit a given document at a time.

  • Changes to documents require review and approval, reducing the risk of defects.

  • An audit trail is maintained for every document.

  • Automation can be set up to push the document to other applications on workflow changes.

Lunr's document workflow allows controlled collaboration between all members of the project team, including staff, vendors, sub-contractors, and more.

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Integrating Lunr with other systems

Unlocking the real power associated with your engineering content comes from integrations with other enterprise systems, leveraging more of your content and exposing documents to a wider audience.


Understanding asset hierarchy

Lunr manages both 2D and 3D engineering documents on the cloud and for most asset owners, it makes sense to contextualise this data within the organisation's asset hierarchy.

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