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Data on-off server without PDM

Question asked by Botho Henneka on Aug 20, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2020 by Justin Pires

Hello,

 

I'm working in a small company with 2 engineers (SW standard licences). I joined about a year ago. Before me it was only one engineer. So far he's been working ON the server only. In order to not mess up the files and references i kept it that way in my own workflow. I know this is a bad idea and i dont like it, so i'm trying to figure out how to do this better.

 

As far as I understand the safest way to work would be on my local machine by using Pack&Go.

But the issue I have is that we have parts that are being used in several assemblies.

 

E.g. I have assembly A with parts 1 and 2 and assembly B with parts 1 and 3.

I pack&go assembly A (and with it parts 1 and 2), work on it and probably change part 1. How do I transfer this back onto the server, while updating the old part 1 and keeping the reference of part 1 with assembly 2?

 

So how do I deal with those parts, after i modified them on my local machine and want to put them back on the server? I would have to replace the original part by hand, which is erroneous and a lot of work and not really practical.

 

Is there any way to deal with this or is PDM the only option?

 

Thank you very much for your input!

 

Botho

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