I send everyone an email and let them know there is an update there. But what about the CAD managers channel? I have not checked into it to see if this would even be the right use for this. Just thought It would be neat though if a notice would pop-up on their Inventor screen to notify them.
We use option one due to our custom PDM integration. We have 7 cache servers with 120 users spread around the world. Domain permissions set everyone to read only except my admin share. I have everything styles and templates and macros on the network so they are local to each group. I have a master copy of the styles on another server and i change project to edit the master location. I then use synctoy to 'echo' the changes to each location. For major changes i usually archive a copy of the master folder before making changes. Company policy is to restart machines each night so that helps me out as sometimes the default.ivb does not copy when a user still has a hold of it. Even though its read only. In these cases i just schedule a task to run synctoy through the night or weekend until it over writes it. never really had any problems with this method. We have custom setup instructions and project files for each location so they point to the right server