I write a program with some Solidworks explorer function (Where used,rename,move... function) but faster because using an index.
Maybe you can try it.
Hi Mark, are your seats of SolidWorks either Professional or Premium level?
If so, you can get PDM Standard - a cut down version of the PDM Professional (formerly known as EnteprisePDM) product.
Check with your VAR, they will probably charge you for implementation, depending on your requirements, we normally get our customers over here up and running in 2-3 days.
Thanks for your reply.
Unfortunately our seats are either Professional or standard.
Hi Mark, with each Professional seat of SolidWorks you get one seat of PDM Standard included. For the SolidWorks Standard seats, you could look at purchasing PDM Standard Contributor licenses.
I have not tried to access our server with SolidWorks Explorer so I can't be sure of this.
If you open the SolidWorks Explorer, can you see ANY network computers? I suspect you will not or they will take a long time to load.
Usually if we have network drive problems or they are too slow, we will "MAP" the network drive.
A "mapped drive" should actually be a directory (and it will include all sub directories) on the server disk - it should not be the entire disk drive on the server - this would slow down the access dramatically. Your servers should have a directory that will be only for your files that are to be used for SWX - the closer to the root server directory the better. If you need other files (for things like word or pictures...) you can create another map drive for those files or just access them using Windows Explorer.
When you Map a drive it will show up on your computer as a local drive on your computer rather than having a network path to a folder.
We will usually give the Mapped drive a designation on a high drive letter (like Z: or Y:) so it can easily be noticed that it is not a common local drive (Like C: or D:).
Try this on one computer. If it works do the same on all the computers that need to access that drive.
On each computer, you should use the SAME map drive letter - They will not conflict since they are just references to the drive - not actually the letter of the drive on the server.
Thanks for the reply.
We have in the past explored your method and gone through various configurations of it, unfortunately none of them worked.