Pro Guru- I'd like to have suppliers be able to log into our intralink to upload and download models. As most don't have Pro I want to know if there is a way for them to log on remotely and run intralink on our server using our licenses? If you can is this even practical? Any better way to serve out models in a controlled secure fashion?
Thanks, David W. Lawrence BAE SYSTEMS Mechanical Systems Integration/COA Voice (301) 231-2924 Fax (301) 231-3397
You can achieve this by giving your suppliers a VPN account and access to your network. You would then install Pro/INTRALINK and Pro/E on their workstation, and point their license files to the servers within your network. Once installed, Pro/I and Pro/E would be functional when a VPN connection is established. From this point on, the software performance would depend on the hardware it is installed on, as well as Internet access performance.
Be aware, I have run into a problem associated with running Pro/I remotely like this. If you are downloading a large file and the VPN connection is discontinued for any reason, you may have to reset the servers to allow access to that assembly again (a known issue, PTC can walk you through the resolution if it occurs).
Of course, you will have to get your IT Department to buy into providing an outsider access to your internal network (the real hurdle). From there, it's a piece of cake.