What is the best way to access/work on files from PDM standard Vault? Is VPN the best ?
VPN is the only way I've used to access files remotely (and the performance really depends on the Internet/network speed). There might be other ways also but have not tried/explored them due to data security.
While you can try accessing a PDM Standard vault via VPN it would suffer from relatively extreme performance issues when caching files. Even the fastest internet connection around would not compare to the speeds in a LAN. This will be true of any remote method you choose. As convenient as it sounds to work remotely like this, the state of software currently is not ready for it (and until internet speeds improve greatly it will never be ready).
What your's suggestions for a better performance?
Remote Desktop. Leave a machine powered up on the LAN, VPN into the LAN and use remote desktop to access the machine.
For the best performance you want to avoid pulling files through the VPN as much as possible. This may mean caching a larger amount of your CAD data from the vault on your machine so the system does not have to fetch files as often.
I understand that. What I mean is if there is a different way (s) to access to Vault other than VPN connection for a better performance
Do I need to have SW on both machines?
I don't see anyone use anything but VPN. If there is a different way of connecting we aren't seeing it implemented anywhere.
If I can convince the boss for upgrading to PDM Pro.
How this issue can be worked out ?
Are you working in a remote office for your company or are you completely remote in your own home office?
We have 2 engineers in East Coat and they want to access to our Vault in California
The likely PDM Professional setup at their site would be to setup an archive server at their location on a dedicated machine (not one of their own workstations) so all the files, in essence, are cached locally to their LAN. They would then obtain the files from the local archive server which itself would replicate files in off hours/overnight.
Please correct me if I'm wrong:
1) The PDM pro in East Coast is setup as archive server, so the engineers there can only check-out files as the files are not instantly backup from the Vault in California
2) 2 Engineers in different places in East Coast, so basically we need 4 machines for 2 users?
You will only need SW on the Host computer, that is how I access our PDM Standard Vault from home.
Good Morning there. I have been working remotly from home ( the company is located in California I am in NJ)but my mayor complain is navigating PDM. it is painfull. I have a replicator at home ( the comany supplied it) but even like that is too slow. do you know of any set up or trick to make it faster. thanks for your help. have a great weekend.
We used to do remote desk top but switched to VPN. Pro's and cons with both, but overall I'm much happier with VPN. Uploading is slower, but working with solidworks (since everything is local) is much, much faster. For best results work via ethernet verus wifi so there is less possibility of data loss when caching.
Alberto Fonseca wrote: Good Morning there. I have been working remotely from home ( the company is located in California I am in NJ)but my mayor complain is navigating PDM. it is painful. I have a replicator at home ( the company supplied it) but even like that is too slow. do you know of any set up or trick to make it faster. thanks for your help. have a great weekend.
Alberto Fonseca wrote:
Good Morning there. I have been working remotely from home ( the company is located in California I am in NJ)but my mayor complain is navigating PDM. it is painful. I have a replicator at home ( the company supplied it) but even like that is too slow. do you know of any set up or trick to make it faster. thanks for your help. have a great weekend.
Not sure what could be the issue but make sure that you're not connected to company's server when working locally as it might be trying to sync in background.
Ryan Dark , i am running Pdm Standard with the license borrowed. Yes, caching, checking in & and out can take some time and I usually save that for end of Day.
But i do notice a lot of Lag just working in the Pdm folders, opening files, even just starting a new document (Templates also on Pdm)
what about working offline? I have not tried it yet, do you think that would help?
Even with cached files I might expect online browsing to be pinging the database for information. If you go offline and performance improves it likely means that the connection to the database server is still somewhat slow.
thanks Ryan, I ll have to give it a try.
Having read the comments, I would like to bring up the Off-line mode. It helps sometimes.
i have been forced to work off-line today, any files I created in off-line mode are not visible when i switch to online.
when i attempt to save the same file, it knows that there is a file and is ask if i want to override existing.
how do i get the files from off-line mode to online mode?
If your files were created in Off-line mode, they exist only in your local cache. You need to add them to the vault.After you switch to online mode, right-click the local files or folders and select “Add to file vault”
Hope this helps
Mohamed, the problem is that they do not show in my PDM folder when i switch to online.
how do I get them to show so I can check it in?
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