Technical Q&A

Can I use a toolbar instead of a
menu?

A toolbar is provided for AutoCAD plug-ins by
default.

The most convenient way to access VitroCAD
functions is to right click in Windows Explorer. If you prefer, however, you
can add a toolbar yourself using our API.

Can I edit websites, project and
document templates?

MS SharePoint administrators can edit any
templates. Users cannot change these policies. It is important not to remove
objects that have been added by developers, because they are needed for new
features to work.

Can I use my existing version of Microsoft
SharePointfor VitroCAD?

Yes, VitroCAD runs on any version of MS SharePoint
including even the Foundation version.

Does VitroCAD work with Microsoft
search server 2010 express?

Yes, VitroCAD works smoothly with Microsoft Search
Server 2010 Express. We recommend this free software to our customers.

How scalable is VitroCAD, and can we
expect installation problems?

VitroCAD is based on MS SharePoint, which prevents
there being any issues with installation and scalability. A single MS
SharePoint 2010 installation can support more than 80,000 users and 20,000
customers, with terabytes of data on up to 100 servers. You can find out more
about its capabilities on the Microsoft website.

We have over 15tb of technical data.
How can we organise the repository to ensure the system runs stably?

This question concerns the capabilities of
SharePoint, rather than VitroCAD. Microsoft advises that SharePoint databases
can support up to 4 TB per content database. For stable work it is very
important to make regular backups. We recommend creating backups with the aid
of a Microsoft service called System Center Data Protection Manager. This is a
powerful service that allows you to avoid the problems with backing up a
database of any size. 

How does the transfer of a file from
an existing database to VitroCAD work?

Standard metadata is transferred via MS SQL Server.
The file body is moved using Windows Explorer, which is integrated with
VitroCAD.