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									SolidWorks Network Implementation
     Where Do I Put This and Why?
                     Presenter: Nicholas Benner
             Mechanical Engineer – Granco Clark
                              February 11, 2009
INSTALLING FROM AN ADMIN IMAGE


Install Guide
Use the SolidWorks Installation manager from the DVD (2009) to create an
   admin image
    •   Run the html (client) from the admin image install directory
          » Ifclient does not have local admin privileges, an administrative user and password needs
            to be set in the admin option editor
Use the command line for msiexec to create an admin image that is not
   controlled by the installation manager
    •   Run the html (client) from the admin image install directory
          » Client   must have local admin priviledges
Batch file deployment
    •   http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
Active Directory
SMS
SolidWorks Network License (SNL)
WHAT DOES SOLIDWORKS NEED TO
PLAY NICE ON THE NETWORK??

File Locations


File Customization


Common Registry File Distribution


Toolbox


Seamless Integration of Macros
FILE LOCATIONS


Set File Locations
   •   Tools | Options – System Options | File Locations
What to put on the network
   •   Templates – Should always be on the
       network to allow write protection and
       easy change deployment
   •   Any table, text file, etc. that might change
   •   Custom Libraries
   •   ToolBox Library and Database
   •   Macros
FILE CUSTOMIZATION


Templates
    •   Part - <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\Tutorial\part.prtdot
    •   Assembly - <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\Tutorial\assembly.asmdot
    •   Drawing - <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\Tutorialdrawing.drwdot
Tables (Bom, Cut List, etc)
    •   BOM - <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\bom*.xls
        or <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\bom*.sldbomtbt
    •   Weldment Cut List - <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\cut list.sldwldtbt
    •   Hole Table - <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\hole table*.sldholtbt
    •   Revision Table - <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\standard revision
        block.sldrevtbt
FILE CUSTOMIZATION


Custom Property File
   •   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application
       Data\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2009\lang\english\properties.txt
Material Databases
   •   <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\sldmaterials
Design Library
   •   <root>\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2009\Design Library
Bend Tables
   •   <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\Sheetmetal Bend Tables
Sheet formats
   •   <root>\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2009
FILE CUSTOMIZATION


Line Style Definitions
    •   No default file as of SW2008
    •   File extension when created is .sldlin
Dimension\Annotation\Weldment Favorites
    •   <root>\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Documents\*.*fvt
Blocks
    •   <root>\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks 2009\design
        library\annotations\*.sldblk
Hole Callout Format File
    •   <install_dir>\SolidWorks\lang\english\calloutformat.txt
Weldment Profiles
    •   <install_dir>\SolidWorks\data\weldment profiles
    •   Additional profiles available on internet
FILE CUSTOMIZATION


Weldment Property File
    •   <root>\ProgramData\SolidWorks\SolidWorks
        2009\lang\english\weldments\weldmentproperties.txt
Spelling – Custom dictionary location
Macros
    •<install_dir>\Macros
Macro Feature Files
Web Folders
SolidWorks Journal File
    •C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application
     Data\SolidWorks\SolidWorks <version>
Design Journal Template
TOOLBOX

Admin Install Guide
Network Setup
   •   Install directly to network location or
       copy <install_dir>\SolidWorks Data
   •   Change the System Option | Hole
       Wizard/ToolBox
         » Map network location of
          <SolidWorks Data> directory
         » Use    UNC path if possible
   •   Check Toolbox browser
       configuration – 3-user settings
         » Set   first two boxes as shown
TOOLBOX


Customizing SolidWorks Toolbox Browser Interface
   •   Tools | Options | System Options | Hole Wizard/ToolBox | Configure…
ToolBox


Custom Standard Setup
   •   Can be used to create company standards or custom sizes
   •   Can now also be used to create custom hole wizard sizes
SOLIDWORKS TASK PANE


Multiple Design Libraries
COMMON REGISTRY FILE DISTRIBUTION


Copy Settings Wizard
    •   Create – Restore
    •   Pros - cons
What Can Be Copied?
    •   Keyboard shortcuts
    •   Menu customizations
    •   System options
    •   Toolbar layout
Direct from Registry File
    •   Pros - cons
MACROS


How to Run Macros from the Network.
   •   What the Macro file location setting controls
   •   How to set up a macro tool button
   •   How to edit an existing macro tool button
Set Up a Junk or Macro Only Toolbar
SolidWorks Network Implementation
     Where Do I Put This and Why?
                     Presenter: Nicholas Benner
             Mechanical Engineer – Granco Clark
                              February 11, 2009

								
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