Improving PDMWorks Enterprise Replication Performance

As you may know, PDMWorks Enterprise provides companies with the ability to manage solidworks files.  Included in the cost of the software is site to site replication which automatically copies files from one site to another so that users always work on files from their local network.  So, if 1 GB of data is changed on a given day, you can schedule the replication of this data to all other vaults on your network.  So one of the questions I get is, “If I schedule replication 3 times per day, how can I keep the replication process from bringing my network down with a transfer of 500 10MB files?”

Here is the answer:

Go to the following registry setting on your Archive Server:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SolidWorks\Applications\PDMWorks Enterprise\ArchiveServer


Right Click on the Archive Server Registry and select: Create a new DWORD value.


Name it ReplicationThreads and enter a decimal value between 1 – 64 to specify how many files should be received at the same time (default is 10). “the lower the number the lower the bandwidth consumed by the replication”


Restart the archive server service for the change to take effect.  Any questions, contact InFlow Technology.

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