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    VPN, worksharing & number of people in the model

    Does anybody have information if somebody using a VPN to access a work shared project would be effected by the amount of people in the model? We're investigating the feasibility of having people working from home on large projects.

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    Working over VPN is going to utterly trash some ****. Dont even think about it.

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    I work remotely to a revit server and this works very good, the download of a new local takes the longest with only 2mb/second but after that, synchronizing every half hour takes a few (10-30) seconds.
    The slow loading comes from the slow connection of the server, but they got fiber now and when that works the connection will be a lot faster.

    PS, the server is 150km away from me, the Netherlands isn't that big

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjajansen View Post
    I work remotely to a revit server and this works very good, the download of a new local takes the longest with only 2mb/second but after that, synchronizing every half hour takes a few (10-30) seconds.
    The slow loading comes from the slow connection of the server, but they got fiber now and when that works the connection will be a lot faster.

    PS, the server is 150km away from me, the Netherlands isn't that big
    Hey Marcel, fiber should have been there last Saturday, but no . Soon they say !
    I work on the same Revit server as Marcel from time to time from a different location (about 25km from it) and it seems to work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Hey Marcel, fiber should have been there last Saturday, but no . Soon they say !
    I work on the same Revit server as Marcel from time to time from a different location (about 25km from it) and it seems to work fine.
    Are you using actual Revit Server, or standard worksharing? I would never recommend standard worksharing over VPN. It's amazing if it's working for you guys, but standard work sharing is essentially an ftp file save, and will eventually corrupt working that way.

    RS is a whole different animal, as it's http.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Are you using actual Revit Server, or standard worksharing? I would never recommend standard worksharing over VPN. It's amazing if it's working for you guys, but standard work sharing is essentially an ftp file save, and will eventually corrupt working that way.

    RS is a whole different animal, as it's http.

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    We use Revit server, but without a local accelerator.

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    Yeah. The entire file setup is different on RS. I personally still wouldn't do it, but supposedly it's safer than with normal worksharing.

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    Done a project that way before with the same people and so far it works very well. This new project will be me from home most of the time and probably 2 people at their location (where the server is located). So far no project together with Marcel though

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    My 2 cents, either setup RS with a local accelerator and a site-to-site vpn... Or remote desktop to a computer/client at the mothership and work on Revit from there. I remoted into a box everyday for 6 years as I worked remotely for my firm. Lets just say I got use to it... Definitely not ideal, but you are able to make due as long as you have good bandwidth at your remote location and office.

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