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  • michael_mcclainmichael_mcclain Member Posts: 185 PRO
    I have been using GrabCAD workbench with my SW clients and its not so bad, but there is nothing like true cloud CAD. My colleagues praise it since it has solved many of their issues so far, but they just have no clue how good it can get with a full cloud like Onshape. Even using F360 feels like a half measure when I cant edit a design while someone is accessing it. I'm spoiled with Onshape!
  • homebrewdesignhomebrewdesign Member Posts: 8
    I've been away from Onshape for a little over a year. Just started with a new company last month, and pitched OS to my new boss, but he just signed a 3 year contract with SW in September. Been dead in the water the last 2 days because we forgot to borrow our licenses before we started working from home. SW is supposed to be sending us temporary ones, which is great that they'll do that for us, but still we haven't heard back from them in 2 days.
  • KrzKrz Member, Developers Posts: 59 ✭✭
    I fill you pain @homebrewdesign with no access to license server.
    I have extracted CATIA license for 30 days but it will expire April 2nd. I cannot go to office as it is in another European country and some borders are closed.
    But I found solution. I will use anydesk to connect to remote computer at the office (I already use it for some remote activities) then I setup TCP  tunneling in anydesk to redirect port 4085 to CATIA license server at office network. Then on my laptop I setup CATIA to search license on localhost:4085.
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,801 PRO

    uughhh... no... No it hasn't... 

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,801 PRO

    I had to run out to the office this morning because my licences expired, it only lets you check out for a month or so.

    I can't seem to get checking out a lic over VPN to work, so we have to physically haul our computers in and grab the Lic.

    Well, I was working up until SW decided to crash (like normal) but this time it lost it's grip on the license too....
    ugghhh... The server still shows the lic is checked out. So now I have to go in again today. And hopefully resolve this without the dreaded reset of the lic server. Which would mean everyone would have to come in and physically check out a seat again.

    It's only a 3 mile drive for me, but some of them are a good half hour trip.

    Sadly one doesn't have a laptop.. so he has to haul a full size tower in each time.
    And we all just reset our lic checkouts last week...  :s

    What a pain.. The whole company will have to bend because one computer crashed...

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,801 PRO
    edited May 11
    Nope, they're screwed and will have to come in...  :s

    One good thing. Now I get to work the rest of the day in an Onshape project :)
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,801 PRO
    Now everyone is broken...

  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 506 ✭✭✭
    Seems like SW would have a better way of working in this situation.  My old CAD software (Alibre) lets you remotely log off of one computer and transfer the license to another and the data acquisition software that I use lets me install versions on both work and home computers or I can log in remotely to the work license server from home and the license will work for 30 days or so before I need to log in to the server again.  Both processes are pretty painles and take a minute or so.  Did SW lose all the good developers to Onshape? >:)
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 2,801 PRO
    I thitk that is exactly what happened. Sw was starting to show decline about the same time onshape went into beta... 
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