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Working From Home in CAD and Some Options for Remote Workstations

remote desktop cad / December 23, 2022

When you’re working from home, the remote work options are limited to three choices.

  1. You can use your existing desktop SOLIDWORKS CAD software on your own computer with VPN access to a company network.
  2. You can choose to use remote desktop software or a virtual desktop interface (VDI) from EpiGrid and use your CAD software on that machine..
  3. You can move to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and utilize a true Software as a Service (SaaS) option that only requires an internet connection.

Let’s review some of the pros and cons of each option for remote desktop CAD so you can see which  is the best solution for you and your company.

Collaboration  Through Hosted PDM

With product data management (PDM) in a cloud hosted environment, collaboration with remote users is much simpler. One of the biggest advantages is that all of your design files and product data are stored in one place, making it easier to manage revisions and design changes.

However, this also comes with some drawbacks. One of the biggest is that you need to have a reliable internet connection to access your files. This can be tough if you live in an area with spotty service, so make sure you are prepared to work with a cloud-based system. Centrally located regional data centers help to reduce latency, while still enabling a distributed engineering and design tam to connect to their data efficiently.

Remote MCAD Solutions: How To Talk to Your Employer About Getting One

If you’re looking for a remote MCAD solution, the first step is talking to your employer. They likely don’t have an understanding of the options available so you may have to champion the cause and educate them about options to help you work smarter and not harder as part of a digital transformation tilted to a remote workforce.

The best way to suggest this is to show them how it will benefit the company as a whole. Remote workstations can save money on office space, and they can also make it easier for employees to collaborate from different locations.

What Remote Office Environment Do I Need as a Remote Employee?

If you’re working remotely, there are a few things you’ll need to set up in your home office. First, you’ll need a reliable internet connection. This is crucial for accessing files and collaborating with others.

You’ll also need a comfortable workspace where you can focus. This could be a dedicated room or a corner of your living room. Make sure you have everything you need to be productive, including a desk, chair, and plenty of storage.

Using a VPN for Your Workflow

You may need to use a VPN for your workflow if you’re working with sensitive data. This will encrypt your connection and keep your data safe from prying eyes. Cloud CAD systems can be vulnerable to hacking, so a VPN is a good way to protect your work.

SOLIDWORKS Remote Workstations and Hosted PDM

If you’re looking for a remote CAD workstation, remote workstations are a great option to run SOLIDWORKS in a cloud environment. EpiGrid’s remote CAD solutions are a great option for working from home. They offer powerful hardware and software to handle even the most complex designs. Virtual CAD workstations can be paired with a cloud hosted PDM system and network to enhance the cloud experience and ensure that your data is protected.

Get Started With Remote Desktop CAD Solutions From EpiGrid

This is the best time to invest in a remote desktop CAD solution. You can easily work from home and collaborate with your team with powerful remote CAD solutions and hosted PDM. Contact us today to learn more about our remote desktop CAD solutions and speak to an expert.