Mark  Jones

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Discussion created by Mark Jones on May 11, 2007
Latest reply on May 11, 2007 by Kevin Carpenter
Currently we have 6 users using Solid Works and we are copying files from the server to the local hard drive and modifying them and then copying them back to the server location once finished as our assemblies are very large (~400+ parts).

The current server only has a 100Mb/s connection and a ATA drive but we are looking into getting a new server with SCSI drives and RAID with a Gigabit connection (all CAD pc's have a Gigabit connection also), will running Solid Works files via this network server with this configuration get near the performance of copying the files locally and modifying them there?

Are there any other suggestions as we are finding using the files locally we are getting mulitple people using the same files, and increasing the risk of wiping, or changing files.

I know PDM systems is another option, but wanted to know if their were any alternatives

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