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Light_Guy
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Registered: ‎09-24-2007
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READ ONLY pet peeve

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01-15-2013 07:17 AM

Can someone PLEASE explain to me, why, when I open a drawing using the READ ONLY option from the user interface window, that I still get prompted to save the drawing when I exit??

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dgorsman
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Registered: ‎10-12-2006
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Re: READ ONLY pet peeve

01-15-2013 04:07 PM in reply to: Light_Guy

Sometimes drawing settings are changed (e.g. custom ACADDOC.LSP file changing system variables), other times its as simple as changing the viewpoint via pan/zoom operations (yes, that is considered a save - the file is opened with the last view setting, is it not?).  AutoCAD doesn't know why the drawing is read-only - it could be a "template" DWG in a read-only folder which is intended to be saved somewhere else.  The prompt isn't completely useless.

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KLYPHY
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Registered: ‎09-25-2008
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Re: READ ONLY pet peeve

01-16-2013 08:05 AM in reply to: Light_Guy

There are times I want to copy a drawing from a previous project, make a few changes, and then save it into a current project.

 

To insure that I don't accidentally change the previous project's drawing, it is safest to open that drawing READONLY, then SAVEAS to the current project.

I can safely make changes before or after the SAVEAS.

If I forget to saveas, when I close the drawing, it'll ask me to save or not.

 

So, I actually like that feature.

Read Ya Later -KLYPH

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