Mr. O'Rourke - As Antonio mentioned, this is very possible. You might try sending your question to the System Administration TC or the Core Modeling TC as they deal with Pro/E related questions and how to interface Pro/E with the data management tools. There are some real experts on those lists that can not only explain how to do this, but can probably provide you with some documentation on how to administer & maintain these types of installs once they are in place. John Deere currently runs Pro/ENGINEER in a network environment for all users - and uses PDMLink as well. Running Pro/E in this networked methodology has no impact to the users or detriment to performance of either tool. You do need to setup a couple environment variables to set the location of the user workspaces to be on the local machine. Do a quick search on PTC to find a complete description. The two environment variables you need to look for are PTC_WF_ROOT and PTC_WF_CACHE.
Here are a few of quick tips for you: (borrowed from Frank Menendez at Alcon Research, one of those really smart guys I was telling you about... I refer to his presentation from the PTC/USER conference last year quite frequently - his is a wealth of practical knowledge) - PDMLink local cache is located in the user profile (<user<br/>profile>\Application Data\PTC\ProENGINEER\Wildfire\.wf) - User is the account logged into PC - Use PTC_WF_ROOT environment variable to specify different location - You can specify a different "spillover" cache location if needed (-Use the PTC_WF_CACHE environment variable) - Corrupted local cache must be deleted (.wf folder) (Refer to TPI #: 132097) Kindest regards,
> Paul J. Crane, PMP PTC/USER System Administration Technical Committee Chairperson IT Project Manager, Manufacturing and Engineering Systems John Deere Construction & Forestry Division Davenport Works, Building 1, Dept. DW083 1175 E. 90th St. P.O. Box 4198 Davenport, IA 52808