We presently have a few hundred standard parts that we use for our drawings (titleblocks, parts lists, callout symbols, etc.) in a shared drive folder, read-only for users.
But we have some controls:
A few users admin and maintain that folder on the server. And we have a DOS script that automatically performs a sync from that shared folder with a location on all the engineers PC when they login, and at noon. We do this in case users are out of the office OR the network goes down - engineers can still access the components they need.
I'm thinking of storing these standard drawing components in the vault - and they be a part of the Project templates when new Projects are created. Doing so will better define what company "standard" was in effect when that project was created - creating a unified "look" for all Drawings (which are created in 3 different states).
We have the project template creating a few folders already. Can the PDM project template also create folders with these symbols already in folders?
Thoughts? Suggestions? Pros/Cons?