I am a bit unclear about replication. The way I had this originally set up was to have every user create a replica onto their pc from the Design Master. After doing some reading, it appears that this is not the best approach. Would it be better for me to create a replica, then have the users create their replicas from that? When they synchronize, it would be with the original replica I created. If I do that, how do we update the data in the Design Master (I assume I would periodically go in and synchronize with the DM)? I do want the data in the DM to be relatively current to the replicas rather than just using it for design purposes only. Also, I do not currently have Replication Manager so I'm somewhat limited in what I can set up.

Any insights on this?

Thanks for your help!