Welcome to Adobe Drive 2.1. This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips not covered in the Adobe Drive documentation.
Adobe Drive lets you connect Adobe Creative Suite 4 and Creative Suite 5 to Digital Asset Management (DAM) servers. The connected servers appear on your computer as a mounted hard drive or mapped network drive. Once connected, you can access server files in several ways. you can use Windows Explorer or MAC OS Finder as well as Open, Import, Export, Place, Check In, Save, or Save As dialog boxes in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign.
The Adobe Drive 2.1 download from Adobe.com enables CS4 and CS5 end users to access files stored on a Version Cue Server CS4 installation.
Adobe Drive 2.1 can be extended to support access to 3rd party asset management systems. Asset management vendors can provide a custom connector for Adobe Drive 2.1 to enable use of assets stored in their repository. Once customized by a DAM vendor, Adobe Drive represents the contents of the remote DAM system as a network drive on the user's file system and enables the use of "light-up" user functions inside Creative Suite applications, such as viewing version history or adding a check-in comment when saving a file. These Creative Suite features will be present only when Adobe Drive (along with a DAM vendor's custom connector) is installed on the user's machine. Check with your asset management vendor to verify availability of an Adobe Drive 2.1 connector for their system.
Adobe Drive 2.1 includes the following key updates and several important bug fixes.
Included with the Adobe Drive download is a connector for CMIS compliant asset repositories. This additional functionality supports connection via Adobe Drive 2.1 Connect UI to any asset management systems which support the Content Management Interoperability Specification (CMIS) interface. CMIS is a standard for improving interoperability between Digital Asset Management servers. It specifies a domain model, plus a set of services and protocol bindings for web services (SOAP) and AtomPub. See CMIS introduction at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Management_Interoperability_Services and CMIS standard at http://docs.oasis-open.org/cmis/CMIS/v1.0/cmis-spec-v1.0.pdf.
Connector API Improvements
- Additional APIs have been added to improve extensibility capabilities
- Comments are no longer lost when promoting a version
When adding a drive or setting a source and target server for data migration, all available connectors are listed automatically in the Adobe Drive Connect UI. In addition, there is the ability to customize connector names, icons, descriptions and more.
When using Adobe Drive to connect to a Version Cue CS4 Server, Adobe Drive no longer returns the error “The server could not be connect.” when a Version Cue Server has a URL that doesn’t start with versioncue://.
Adobe Drive 2.1 is used together with Creative Suite products (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge). Please refer to the Adobe Creative Suite 5 system requirements: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/design/systemreqs/
Adobe Drive and CMIS Connector installation requires 500MB of available hard-disk space.
Download Adobe Drive from: http://www.adobe.com/go/adobedrive
- In Windows XP, go to Control Panels > Add Remove Programs and select "Adobe Drive 2.1".
- In Windows 7, go to Control Panels > Programs and Features and select "Adobe Drive 2.1".
- In Windows Vista, go to Control Panels > Programs > Uninstall a Program and select "Adobe Drive 2.1".
- In Mac OS, go to Applications > Utilities > Adobe Installers and double click "Uninstall Adobe Drive".
For information about known issues for Adobe Drive 2.1, see http://www.adobe.com/support/adobedrive
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