A tabularized or tabulated drawing is the efficient way to combine drawings of similar characteristics. Using a single drawing to describe a range of similar characteristics was developed by design engineers to save time and labor. Most advanced product lifecycle management and ERP systems have difficulties taking in these drawings into their system with a single instance. This is because they were all built with the “item master silo” construction which means 1 part = 1 drawing. This limits the understanding of how the multiple parts on a tabulated drawing connect with where these parts are used. Using a system that doesn’t support tabulated cross-ties leads to increased data handling, catastrophic changes, and even export control violations. Visidian Connect is the first “True Tabularization” system where a user will only need to check in one tabularized drawing to represent many part numbers. When a change is made to a tabularized item, it not only shows the effect of where the item is used but the effect of where all of its sibling parts are used. Similarly, when a tabularized part is tagged with export control, then all of its siblings are also tagged and the security control is propagated throughout all the places the parts are used.