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Working on network drive

Question asked by Loucas Forest on Jun 22, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2015 by Zac Evans

Hi all,

I am looking for a solution to one of my company's biggest problem, which is that we work on a network drive.

It causes all sort of issues (speed is the most important one).


I am looking for a software or an add-in to Solidworks that would allow me to check-in/check-out files from our server and work locally on them.

The software would also notify other users that try to modify the checked-out files (read-only warning).


I am aware that Solidworks EPDM does it all, we've had the rep coming over to show us the product.

We feel that we don't need all of the stuff that comes with it as our ERP software does a lot of it.

The main reason why EPDM is not an option is the price.

We have a team of 5 CAD Designers and over 20 CNC operators/Programmers that would also need an EPDM editor licence as they need to edit.

We feel that it is way overpriced for what we would do with it.