Important Adept 2018 Pre-Release Bulletin
Adept 2018 Pre-Release Technical Bulletin
As we get closer to the release of Adept 2018 near the end of Q1, 2018, we want to give you a heads up about some important technical considerations.
Starting with Adept 2017, we released a new business logic component we call the Adept Web Server. In addition to powering the all-new Adept Web Clients, the Adept Web Server provides important new server-side API’s that we use to improve performance, scalability and user experience across the entire Adept product suite. For example, in Adept 2017, we used this component to enhance Related Fields in the Adept Desktop, which in turn, required that you install the Adept Web Server.
With the release of Adept 2018, we’re adding more features that require the Adept Web Server in addition to the existing components you've always deployed. This means that you’ll need to install the new Adept Web Server with Adept 2018 whether or not you are using a web client license of Adept Explorer, Adept Reviewer or the new Adept Creator.
As we continue to release new versions of Adept, we plan to leverage these server-side API’s to enhance all new features in the Adept Suite.
Here’s an overview of the new features in the Adept 2018 Suite that rely on the Adept Web Server:
Adept Desktop Client
• Related Fields feature
• Full Text Search indexing
• Licensing/License counting
Adept Web Client(s)
• All features and functions
• Document downloads from the Vault for all Adept Desktop Client requests
• Document Check In by PublishToAdept
Adept Task Pane
• SOLIDWORKS 2018 integration – all features and functions
NOTE: All other Adept Task Pane integrations (AutoCAD, Inventor, etc.) will continue to require a login to the Adept Desktop Client session.
All these features rely on the Adept Web Server and will not work without it being installed. The Adept Web Server is available along with all the other Adept Product Suite components from the Synergis Software Customer Portal. Expect an email from us soon with an updated Adept 2018 System Requirements document, so you can plan your hardware resources ahead of time.
To your success,
The Synergis Software Product Management Team