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Accessing V5 Files Over a Network

Accessing V5 Files Over a Network

Accessing V5 Files Over a Network


I have stored my V5 Assemblies and Parts on my computers hard drive and gave full permissions to the directories to another person. This person then brings up V5 on his own computer and opens the files (read only) from my computer.

Parts open fine, but assemblies (CATProducts) don't. The error message is that V5 cannot find some of the associated part files and they need to be reconnected (all part and assembly files reside in the same directory). When I use 'desk' to reconnect, I can select the file, but V5 doesn't reconnect it.

What's really interesting is that I tried to open the assembly from a third computer and V5 finds some of the parts that the second computer couldn't find and cannot find some of the parts that the second computer found. Also, if I toggle the preview button on when I am opening the whole assembly is previewed (no missing parts).

I hope this makes sense.



RE: Accessing V5 Files Over a Network


To start from the bottom, yes you can see the correct assembly in preview because that information is stored within the assembly file.
The other two questions is actually the same problem. In tools-option-general-document, you can tell Catia where to look for files. In an assembly, the path to the memebers is stored and that's where Catia will start looking. If you select the Other Folders line in ...document and click on Configure, you can tell Catia specific directories where to look for parts and assemblies it can't find. Don't add to many paths to Other Flders since that will increase the load time.

Good luck

RE: Accessing V5 Files Over a Network

Hi Roger!

FYI, The "Other folder" thing is the solution.

But, I had different problem saving huge assy over the network... sometimes while re-opening the Product (pumping it from the network). It seems that if it's taking to much time, catia won't even open the product.

Copying the files (CATProduct + CATPart) localy was my solution.


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