I'm a fairly experienced design office manager who has taken a new role. There are ~20 drafters using a mixture of V8i, SS2 and SS3, AutoCAD and Solid works. All the resource files are installed locally (C:). I have seen two different license servers so far (select server). Everyone has created there own text styles and cell libraries etc.
I have Bentley CAD admin training and ~12 CAD programming/ drafting experience. I'm setting up a network build but experience tells me that implementing the change through instruction will be an uphill battle.
I've done this before but never with such a fragmented system, Would love to hear from others who have managed something similar.
Any ideas on how to get notification if a user is still using their own build? or force users to use a particular build?
Thanks CADCOP. I've tweaked users mslocal in the past, but I had the power to almost instantly undo if it went balls-up. Our current IT is "outsourced" so roll-out / roll back could be a two week turn around. Also creating a VBS rollout script to edit a file is harder than one that just plonks a cfg file in a directory.
Bear - are all the cfg files in the appl directory processed by default? Or do I need to put an %include statement somewhere?
Best solution so far is if I can put a new cfg file locally using a vbs startup script rolled out by IT. The cfg would only contain an %include statement pointing to another cfg file on the network. Then in the network cfg I can make changes in real time. If the wheels fall off completely I can just delete the contents of the network cfg.
I think I have a way forward.
Now i need to work out all the possible install locations and write the vbs script to find them. Do you know if Bentley has the list of default locations? Then I could avoid seaching all C:/programsfiles.
Charles (Chuck) Rheault CADD Manager
MDOT State Highway Administration