Attain an Account
  1. Fill out the interactive DD2875 "System Authorization Access Request" pdf form on your PC. The fields may be filled out by using the Adobe Reader application. Using a CAC, digitally sign the request and save it.
  2. It is recommended that the request form be completed and emailed to your supervisor and security office for their respective information and digital signatures. Contractors - you must have your Government POC approve access in Blocks 16-20b, include Company Name, Contract Number and Expiration Date in Block 16a. Please note that a digital signature is required for all signatures on the form. All signatures must be dated within the past 30 days.
  3. Email the completed form to to begin processing your request. It generally takes three business days to process.
  4. A login and password will be sent to the email address on the form for Electronic Transfer users only.
  5. If you have questions regarding the form, or cannot fill it out electronically, please call us at (256) 955-0196 (256) 955-0196 (DSN 645-0196) for assistance.
Download and install EDIS tools
Licensing Requirements:
The EDMS Software Suite of products are Government Owned, Government Furnished software products provided to Government and contractor organizations for the purpose of conducting official Government business. These products are not public domain software.

Release Date: 4 Apr 2018
System Requirements:
  • Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  • Elevated privileges for installation
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 or higher (see FAQ for details)

Release Date: 10 Jan 2019
System Requirements:
  • Windows 10, Windows 7 or Windows Vista
  • Elevated privileges for installation                                             
Install EDIS Tools from CD
The most current versions of our software are always found on this website. We highly recommend using our latest versions to ensure your success in viewing your data. Most Contracting Office solicitations are sent out in CD format. The CD may contain older, unsupported software that may not install or function on current operating systems. The following instructions are provided for historical purposes, but may assist in the installation of EDIS tools, as needed, on your computer.
  1. Put the CD in the drive. If the autorun functions, go to #6.
  2. Go to the Windows Explorer.
  3. Scroll down to the CD drive in the Exploring window. The CD volume label should be displayed.
  4. Click on the CD volume label. The contents of the CD will display in the right side of the Exploring window.
  5. Double-click on Start.exe.
  6. The CD will check for the required software and install any not found.
  7. Take the defaults on any questions during the install process. The installation software may require a system reboot, depending on the operating system.
  8. If removed, reinsert the CD into the CDROM drive. If the autorun does not function, go to Windows Explorer and click on the CD drive.
  9. Double-click on Start.exe.
  10. The Solicit window will display with the Pron Number in the selection window.
  11. Double-click on the Pron Number. This will open IndexR.
  12. Double-click on the document numbers to view.

NOTE: ImageView and IndexR can start independently by selecting them from the "EDMS Software Suite" program group.
EDIS Image Download Procedures
Required software to view within EDIS is a raster file viewer like ImageView, and to access EDIS you must have an EDIS account.
  1. Log in to EDIS.
  2. Type drawing number in the Doc # field.
  3. Press the Enter key or click the Query button.
  4. Select the records to copy by clicking in the Select column.
  5. Click on Tools > Copy ZIP.
  6. Click on the Save button in the File Download window.
  7. Navigate to the desired folder for saving files in the Save As window.
  8. Click on the Save button.
  9. Click on the Open Folder button in the Download Complete window.
  10. Locate and double-click on the zip file to extract the index and images.
  11. Log out of EDIS when finished.
Prepare EDIS Submittal Package
The following are the basic requirements and format for an EDIS submittal package. See How to build an EDIS submittal package (pdf) and MIS-STD-52406B-IS System Interface Requirements for Engineering Data (pdf) and MIS-STD-52406C-IS System Interface Requirements for Engineering Data (pdf) and for specific details.

All valid EDIS submittal packages must contain two types of data, the image file(s) and a metadata file.
  1. Image Files
    1. Must be in CALS Type 1 raster or PDF format at a resolution of 200 or 300 dpi.
    2. Must be full size (not reduced/enlarged).
    3. CALS Type 1 image files must be one image file for every sheet of an engineering drawing or document.
    4. Must be legible, contain the appropriate distribution statement, rights statement, and export control statement, as applicable.
    5. 8.5 x 11, text-based documents, such as a Parts List, can be in PDF format, all sheets must be in a single file.
  2. Metadata File
    1. Must be a pipe-delimited ASCII text file.
    2. Must have one record (line) for each image file in the submittal.
    3. Each record must have 57 fields.
    4. All mandatory fields must be populated.

Adobe PDF documents are provided below to assist in the submittals of technical documents to the AMCOM EDIS repository.
An EDIS submittal package can be delivered to the AMCOM Electronic Transfer (ET) server. Read How to use the AMCOM ET server (pdf) for details on delivery via the ET server.