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Cadworx Plant

06/23/2011 1:17 AM

Is there any possibility for two persons to work(piping) on single file of cadworx plant. I have to prepare a layout using a draftsman but time is very limited. so I want two of my draftsman to work on same layout. please help if its possible.

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06/23/2011 1:31 AM

Suppose drafter 1 saves his/her updated file, and then later drafter 2 saves his/her updates. Wouldn't this overwrite drafter 1's updates?

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06/23/2011 3:27 AM

actually i want both drafstmen to work simultaneously so save time. if one opens the file its read only for other. i want sheetset command but i cant unlock it for editing for both

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06/23/2011 3:46 AM

Then only one of them will really be working at a time, while the other basically just watches. I don't think this will save much time.

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06/23/2011 7:50 AM

Can 2 files be merged into one?

1 drafter could work on the north side of the plant and the other work on the south side of the plant.

Then when they are finished insert them into a the overall plant drawing.

I am not familiar with cadworx but that is what I would do in AutoCad or SolidWorks or ProE.

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06/23/2011 9:51 AM

There is also the possibility of working in a version control system typically used for software development.

Give the two users instructions to work on separate parts of the plant to minimize the chance of conflicting changes, but, a vcs (like git) can detect conflicting changes and require a person to review changes that appear to be in conflict and resolve the conflict.

Git, imo, now that I've learned it, is fairly easy to use. It is easier to learn if you do not have to unlearn some other VCS (Version Control System). (Other names for the same thing (in general) are CMS (Code Management System).

Git is free software, both as in free beer and as in freedom of use.

There are other free and commercial products similar to it.

If you need help learning it, look for a Linux User Group (LUG) or Linux consultant near your location.

Those tools work on a line basis to detect conflicts--as long as the content of the file is some variation on ASCII text, divided into lines, and interpretable by a human, a VCS should work. If I were trying to help you, the first think I'd do is look at one of the design files and confirm that the file is ASCII text, divided into lines, and interpretable by a human.

The "interpretable by a human" is sort of a flexible requirement--it only becomes an issue if there is a conflict in the files that a human must resolve. There are workarounds--in many cases, he can view each file and deduce the meaning of two conflicting lines.

Also, if the tool makes a directory of files, a VCS can handle that as well--that's their strong point.

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06/23/2011 10:07 AM

thanx dears..

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06/23/2011 10:22 AM

I recommend that you don't refer to people on CR4 as dears--you will foster ill-feelings toward yourself.

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