Hello, anybody has experience using SW via VPN? Will using SW via VPN slow down the processing and makes real-time manipulation of 3D objects slow?
In my experience, the file transfer to PDM such as Get Version or Check-In/Check-Out take a good amount of time more than when I am at work. However, once all of that is done then I don't notice any degradation of performance.
If you don't have PDM and you're using VPN to work with files that are located on a server then I feel that would be a big performance hit and potentially open you up to issues with communicating with a file that is not local.
I often use VPN working on a laptop from home. I find Toolbox and Hole Wizard will cause the biggest slowdown, so I have a little .REG file that switches my Toolbox and Hole Wizard pointer from our server at work to a local folder on my laptop. I can't make final drawings because the Toolbox properties aren't right, but I have another .REG file for when I get back to work, and then everything switches back to the correct properties just fine.
VPN is not so bad, except the aforementioned network speed issues, but remote desktop or other remote control software is unbearable.
How does this work? IT at school told me that I can either buy my own or use the version at school via VPN. In this case, do I store the files locally on my laptop or in the server at school? I don’t use PDM but I am concerned that models/assemblies may not move or scale at fast as if I were installed SW on my laptop locally.
Given that the student version is not so expensive, is it worth to use the laptop be at school via VPN?
I am using a floating license from work via VPN. I might download from, or save files to, our server at work, but mostly I am working with local files.
In a professional environment, you'd have a laptop (or desktop) at home with a copy of SW on it. This copy of SW is setup to use Network License Manager to pull from a pool of available licenses. When you connect to your work network via VPN, you become a part of that remote network. The copy of SW on your PC sees the license server on the network and gets a license.
Not sure how this is handled in an academic environment.
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