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David125
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Design center can't see network favorites

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09-10-2008 06:52 PM
A while back I wrote about a problem with Design Center not displaying favorites that I created within Design Center. I thought it was working but it doesn't. Sometimes they show but most of the time they don't. Has anyone ever run into this?
Its driving me nuts!
Yes I did place a trouble call to Autodesk support and they inform me it is a known problem and it is being worked on. I'm hoping there is another poor soul out there that has solved this problem.

Dave
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drjohn
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Re: Design center can't see network favorites

09-10-2008 07:54 PM in reply to: David125
OK ... I'm just thinkin' off the top of my head here, but it sounds like if you have a large network maybe the network connections time out from lack of use. They used to do that to me at Intel if it was 5 mins between DC accesses. They are BW pinching bums . ;-)

But I digress ...

Maybe try mapping a drive thru Windows to force the connection and then browsing to that mapped drive in DC. I haven't had the pleasure of experiencing it yet.

Better yet, get yer IT people to open up the pipe.

Good luck

Regards,
DJ
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David125
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Re: Design center can't see network favorites

09-10-2008 09:49 PM in reply to: David125
Our network is small, we are set up to service 40 stations but only 30 or so are active at any one time. I did try mapping the 'favorite' thru windows with the same results.

Mapping local folders is not a problem. I tried opening the properties in one of the local "favorite" and gave it a search path on our net work. When I opened DS that favorite was no longer visable.

Thanks for tryin DJ, I'll have to try our IT guy and see what he can come up with.

David
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cadbloke
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Registered: ‎04-14-2007
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Re: Design center can't see network favorites

09-07-2010 04:25 PM in reply to: David125

Still exists in AutoCAD 2011. My my guess is either file-path length or it just doesn't like network mapped drives.

 

... Try using the UNC path instead of the mapped drive letter. It seems to work...sometimes .. Good luck

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ivanoffw
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Registered: ‎03-08-2011
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Re: Design center can't see network favorites

03-08-2011 10:00 AM in reply to: David125

Interesting. I've been struggling with this for several months with 2010 and 2011. Yesterday I removed Computer Associates "Total Defense" anti virus software and firewall. Today, when I logged on all my network shorcuts showed up again in Design Center. Coincidence?

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rowdy009
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Registered: ‎11-13-2006
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Re: Design center can't see network favorites

01-10-2013 03:04 PM in reply to: David125

I have tested both AutoCAD 2011 and 2013.  If I use a network path assigned to a drive letter it works.  If I use an UNC path it will fail.

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