2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2008 12:03 PM by 1-521APD

    sharing assemblies with other users

      I need some input regarding sharing assemblies.

      We are working on assemblies between the three sites (main server and 2 replicating servers)
      SW2008 sp3.1 PDMWE

      There are several people working on different sections of the machine.
      The file size of the assembly is about 50m. When a user needs to load an assembly to work on he will suppress/hide parts that does not pertain to what he is working on.
      Then when the other user loads the assembly he has to go in and un-suppress/show the components.
      I did read swgeek's blog about quick view /selective open and the extra select options, this helps a lot.

      But, is there a preferred method on sharing assemblies?
      If user A needs to work on sub-Assy "A" but needs to load sub-Assy 'B"
      and user C has sub-assy "B" loaded to make changes to.
      What does a users need to load, check out, should they hide/suppress components.

      Do you have to check in files to have them correctly replicated?

      Any input would be greatly appreciated.
      Thanks
      Frank