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Seems Nothing Changes....

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05-22-2012 08:50 AM

So, here we are with 2013, and yet again Autosave switches off after I've used the publish command.


One day, maybe in a few decades, probably when I've retired, Autodesk will fix it. But then agian, probably not!



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Message 2 of 7 (378 Views)

Re: Seems Nothing Changes....

05-22-2012 12:21 PM in reply to: TrevN

I know we shouldn't HAVE to.....but add it to one of your frequently used macros....


(defun C:E ()
 (setvar "savetime" 5)
 (command "._erase")





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Message 3 of 7 (317 Views)

Re: Seems Nothing Changes....

05-23-2012 07:18 PM in reply to: TrevN

Not sure it will change until the core Publish command: have not seen even a hint of that anywhere, maybe with R2016?

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Message 4 of 7 (267 Views)

Re: Seems Nothing Changes....

05-29-2012 09:20 AM in reply to: TrevN



I tried to reproduce this, but my SAVETIME variable actually stays at the previous value after I use PUBLISH (both when I acctually publish the file, and also when I just cancel out of the Publish dialog) ...





Are you running Vanilla AutoCAD 2013 or another AutoCAD-based product?


Best regards,


Silvia Menon
Support Specialist
Product Support
Autodesk, Inc.


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Message 5 of 7 (251 Views)

Re: Seems Nothing Changes....

05-29-2012 11:14 AM in reply to: Silvia.Menon

This isn't something that happens 100% of the time.  It's one of those annoying intermittent problems.  I *think* it's related to background vs. foreground publishing due to the fact an auto-save firing may interupt the publishing process so gets set to 0 but depending on how the command exits may not get reset to the original value.

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Message 6 of 7 (184 Views)

Re: Seems Nothing Changes....

06-21-2012 07:36 AM in reply to: TrevN

I put the following code in my acaddoc lsp file several months ago.



(defun C:ALERTME ()


  (setq VTFRXN (vlr-editor-reactor nil '((:VLR-sysVarChanged . VTF))))




  (if (and

  (= (strcase (car CALLBACK)) (setq str "SAVETIME"))

  (not (eq (getvar str) 10))



  (princ (strcat "Warning: Someone or something has changed your Autosave settings.\n" str " has been changed back to 10 minutes"))

  (setvar "SAVETIME" 10)




  (setvar "SAVETIME" 10)




Whenever I publish (which I do from the Sheet Set Manager almost exclusively to plot) I see the "Warning" message. This happens every time. And I have background publishing turned off. While this is a ridiculously annoying bug in AutoCAD that has plagued me for years, at least I was finally able to find this work around which has solved my issue. Of course, work arounds shouldn't be necessary with an issue so glaringly obvious as this one.

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Message 7 of 7 (182 Views)

Re: Seems Nothing Changes....

06-21-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: jamieq

Yeah, I tried that lisp, or something very similar at Civils kept crashing!


Problem doesn't hgappen so often now, but still pops up every so often, aggggggh

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