The DISCUS core competency is managing a part’s Technical Data Package at the characteristic level of detail. DISCUS enables a user to view a drawing or model and quickly identify the features and characteristics. This identification can then be used to efficiently create downstream artifacts for manufacturing and quality assurance. This includes First Article Inspections, In-Process Inspection Plans, Manufacturing Process Plans, and Producibility Analyses.
If you are just looking for a tool to provide you with document management and workflow; or if you are looking for software to just visualize and display drawings, there are probably other tools in the market that may be a better fit for you. However, if you are considering a solution that enables you to really manage a part’s features (through holes, slots, etc.) and characteristics (diameter, surface finish, etc.) then DISCUS is likely to meet your needs.