I have an office that is running 5 computers with Aucad and all of the data is stored centeraly on a NAS (Network attached storage device). Right now everything is running just fine but they are thinking about going from 5 computer to 12 and I want to make sure that my network setup is still the best option. Nothing is stored localy, everything is on the NAS where all 12 computers will be working from at the same time.
Everything is gigabite and wired and I just want to see how others have their networks setup so I can run at top speeds at all times.
Welcome to the community,
Everything should still work fine like it is now. Do you want to put all your AutoCAD licenses on the network?
For a data management package that you can have more control over, I would suggest that you have a look at Vault Professional. Have a look at the link: http://knowledge.autodesk.com/contactushttp://know
I have many success stories with Vault. We just implemented Vault as a massive client of ours. They can access their data from different branches all over the world. They had no complaints. It would be a good investment
Thank you for your reply.
What would I gain by putting all of my licenses on the network as opposed to each computer having its own lic.
Is there a better setup then storing everything on the NAS such as a server? Can you provide more information on Vault Professional? The link was broken.
Ok so currently you have 5 licenses, and 5 users can work at the same time, and you control these 5 users seperately. With a network license you have 12 "seats" (licenses) on the server. Which means you can have AutoCAD installed on let say 20 PC's and only 12 users can work at the same time but you have your license stored at one location. It is also possible when a user travels or needs to be on site he can "borrow" a licence from the server at check it back in once he returns. So everything would be linked to the server. Have a look at this link explaining Network Licenses: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?site
Try this link for Vault Professional: http://www.autodesk.com/products/autodesk-vault-fa
If this link does not want to work as well, go to Autodesk.com and search Vault Professional