We're testing some new machines running Windows 7 64-bit with both AutoCAD Architecture 2011 and 2012 64-bit installed.
When dragging and dropping a model space view onto a sheet, instead of the folder with paperclip symbol, we're getting a circle with a line through it prohibited symbol. This only occurs when our project files are on our network. When we use them on a local machine this does not occur.
Someone else had a similar (but not identical) problem, but no solution was offered, and we cannot drag and drop onto new sheets either.
We are running on a Novell Linux Open Enterprise Server network. We previously had a problem with not being able to open any sheets if another drawing was open, which we resolved by disabling Novell File Caching. We are also now experiencing unhandled e06d7363h exception errors with any type of file access in the Project Navigator. This crashing also does not occur when the files are on the local machine.
I would suggest posting to a Novell help site. Its most likely a setting under W7 or your Novell Linux Open Enterprise Server that is causing your issue. Sounds like the two are not talking to one another correctly with ACA in the mix. There might be someone on this DG that has the same setup, but I doubt it.
A shot in the dark here, but you mentioned disabling Novell's file caching... Have you tried enabling Windows 7 file caching? Or conversly, turning it off (it is off by default). I know enough to know that it exists, but can't guide you through the process. It might be worth a try to see if that makes the client talk to server. Check with your IT dept before trying that one though.
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There a lot of issues posted on Novell network on forum. If you are using a Novell or UNIX server, you will need to install the Windows Client for these operating systems. However, due to the permission restrictions on these operating systems, the performance of Project Navigator can be dramatically affected. More details can be found in the below link.
Hi Mary and Shiny Stephen,
Thanks for your responses. We are currently looking at the Novell forums for a solution to this issue.
Just to clarify Shiny Stephen, when dragging and dropping a model space view onto a sheet, we see prohibited symbol (circle with a line through it) and the operation does not occur at all. It is not just a case of slow performance. Any idea why that would happen?
Again, it works correctly when the project files are moved to the local machine. It also works correctly on our old Windows XP and 32-bit AutoCAD Architecture 2011, even over the Novell network.
We had similar problems with Novell and Windows, when trying to run AutoCAD Architecture and using Project Navigator to drag and drop. We have since installed Windows Server and the problems went away. Project Navigator needs to be able to read, write and edit files in order to create the associations of the x-ref files when you drag and drop and I think there is an issue between Novell, Windows and AutoCAD, when it comes to control of files. A work around we used was to set every workstation up as an administrator, so their machine had full control on the network. That helped until we installed Windows Server.
Not a perfect solution, but it may work for you.