Autocad Civil 3D over a WAN
Posted on 2015-01-29
We have a main office and a branch office 50 miles away. We are using10mbps dedicated connection and running access to our servers in the main office through a MPLS. We use Watchguard firewalls
Watchguard firewall in the branch office directs traffic to the internet and main office access through the MPLS.
Main office hosts all servers including Exchange, license servers, print servers and DNC server. Everything works just fine. We also run a license server for our Autodesk Infrastructure design suite (Civil 3D and ACAD) in the main office.
Access from the branch office to the main office file servers are pretty decent. The issue is the lag we get when CAD users try to work on the files from the branch office. These CAD files are stored on the file servers in the main office. We prefer not to copy the CAD files to local drives at the branch office.
We have started to setup workstations in the main office and have the branch office users remote desktop to the workstations in the main office this helps but before purchasing more workstations we are considering other options.
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