Friday, July 29th, 2011
Are you using any SDL Server products? Are you working in a team of more than one project manager or translator?
How do you share your SDL Trados Projects, Translation Memories and Terminology Lists? Did you think this is not possible without a Trados Server Product?
You might be wrong. Below you can see how we at Supertext are doing it.
First, you need a shared network drive on a server or on any workstation that is constantly online.
Make sure this drive is mapped on every PC the same way. You do not need to assign a special drive letter, you can just use the name of that PC. Obviously every team member needs access to this folder.
In our case we named it like this:
We then created the following folder structure:
Trados\SDL Trados Studio\Projects
Trados\SDL Trados Studio\Translation Memories
You might notice that this is the standard Trados folder structure on your workstation. We figured it makes it easier for everybody to stay with what people are used to.
This is pretty much all there is. Just place your projects into the Projects folder, the TM into the Translation Memories folder and the Termbase into the Termbases folder.
This way everybody can access and update all TM and Termbases without the need for an expensive Trados Server Product. You can also open all Return Packages, no matter if you created the inital Project or not. Just load the original Project first.