I did a search on people's experience using Windows Remote Desktop Connection (RDP), which is a type of VPN I guess, to run solidworks remotely. I've been doing this for a few months now, just 1 day a week when I work from home. It works surprisingly well, the video update is a little slow but most stuff works since all of the processsing is happening on the host computer.
Their are two places where it really slows down:
- When trying to choose a plane to mate to in an assembly. It all but refuses to let you select planes in assembly mode.
- When editing a revloved base. It also slows down when doing this.
None of this makes sense to me, since the host is doing the work, and the computer you are remoting from should just be showing the graphics imported.
I welcome any comments on this.