Ian Vivero

Edrawings on a thin client

Discussion created by Ian Vivero on Jun 30, 2009
Latest reply on Sep 28, 2009 by 1-MDXN3C
In an effort to reduce equipment and energy costs we have decided to replace several light duty workstations with "thin client" hardware consisting of N-computing L230 network client devices connected to a centralized host. Some but not all of these locations need to have access to view solidworks files (view only). I have installed edrawings on the host pc but for some reason I can't get the software to run either on the host machine directly or on the remote workstations. Double clicking the icon does not seem to have any effect at all however, if carefully watched, the processes list does show the application launching and running for 1-3 seconds before terminating. This same odd behavior occurs when trying to launch SW Explorer on the same sort of host-network client situation. There are no error codes displayed the applications simply do not stay running long enough to get anywhere with them. I realize that there are licensing concerns with an arrangement like this but as these are free programs I wouldn't think that would be an issue. Has anyone else seen this and/or had success getting these programs to run in this way?