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BIM-server and AC license server on the same machine?

Mats_Knutsson
Advisor
Yes or No?
AC 25 SWE Full

HP Zbook Fury 15,6 G8. 32 GB RAM. Nvidia RTX A3000.
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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
Yes.
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08
Puerto Rico, BVI, Miami

Vectorworks 2022

vfrontiers
Booster
PLEASE DIREGARD... I misread the question, thinking you were asking if you should WORK IN AC on the machine that you designate as your server.

Yes, but in reality... if the BIM SERVER takes on a lot of activity from "outsiders" you will regret it....

It's a huge drain on server resources and renders your "working mode" next to useless while being accessed...

Mine is set up that way because I don't have a choice...
Duane
Visual Frontiers
AC22 6021:|: AC24 4007:|: Enscape3:|:TwinMotion
DellXPS 4.7ghz i7:|: 8gb GPU 1070ti

Anonymous
Not applicable
Yes.
Works fine for us.
Having separated our office server and BIM server it is good to have both together. When main server needs maimtenane We can keep productive with BIM server

Mats_Knutsson
Advisor
I was thinking of a dedicated computer for the BIM-server. 2 pcs of 1 TB discs, 8 GB RAM, i7, win 64. Cheap machine actually that would be used solely as a BIM-server.

The license server would be another (any) computer in the network. It is probably wise to install the license server on two machines in case of hardware crash...coffee-shower etc.

I think I'll go for this solution.

Mats
AC 25 SWE Full

HP Zbook Fury 15,6 G8. 32 GB RAM. Nvidia RTX A3000.

Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
GS has just put out a video on YouTube about installation of the BIM Server.
It is a nice step by step guide. There are branches of the video for Mac and Windows users, also for LAN and WAN deployment. You have to click buttons in the video when choices are offered.

It also gives various recommendations for the BIM Server machine.
One of them is to have a dedicated BIM Server.

Watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nw9vfjXdX4
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