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Why use Aconex?
What is "project location"?
Why can't I just use email?
Whose mail can I see?
Who can see the documents I add to Aconex?
Can't I just mail documents to people?
What are search "filters"?
Where can I get some expert advice?
Aconex keeps all your project information in one place.
It's easy to search and track, and nothing ever gets lost.
The project location is chosen by the project owner, and identifies where the project's being worked on.
You need to choose your project location to log into Aconex. If you're not sure, ask a colleague.
Your company email doesn't leave an audit trail. Aconex does.
Every piece of communication you exchange in Aconex is given a unique tracking number for easy reference during the project, and afterwards.
You can search – and see – all the project mail that's been sent and received by your company.
So the mail you send is visible to everyone in your organization, and all the organizations you send it to.
Everyone in your company.
To share documents outside your company, you need to send them to other organizations using Aconex.
You can attach documents to mail, but if the document will be revised, and lots of people need to access it, the best way to share it is to send it via a transmittal.
The filters at the top of the search page help to narrow your search for documents with certain tags.
Your colleagues add these tags when they upload the documents, to make them easier to find later.
We've asked some of our expert Aconex users for their tips and advice. View them here.