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Re: Drawing turning Read Only while using AutoCAD 2000

08-31-2000 09:26 AM in reply to: *Hickman, Terry
All the talk of it being some sort of network problem is a bunch of bunk :smileytongue: I can reproduce the problem on a machine that does not have TCP/IP protocol or a NIC on it. Riddle that batman! Adesk is dragging their feet fixing this.
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08-31-2000 01:27 PM in reply to: *Hickman, Terry
What is the environment like on your stand alone unit? I've beening trying to generate the r-o messsage myself on a stand alone win2k unit, without any luck. This problem seems to come and go with my users so my test is not conclusive at this point. How long have you had this problem Species? Adesk is aware of it? Thanks for the help.
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Message 13 of 15 (114 Views)


09-06-2000 02:28 PM in reply to: *Hickman, Terry
I am in the same position as everyone else: NT 4.0 Server, 25 ACAD2000 stations, a few on WIN 2000
workstations. ACAD2000 will be fine, and then a drawing will become read-only. This does not happen with any other programs,
so the thread on whether this is a networking isuue seems an unlikely avenue for a solution. My guess is that
ACAD2000 has some sort of bug that happens in conjunction with the way WIN2000 deals with file sharing.
AutoDesk states that ACAD2000 is WIN2000 compliant...but is it? It would be nice to hear from AutoDesk on this point.
*montagne, michael
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10-03-2000 09:28 AM in reply to: *Hickman, Terry
OK I give up.  Where is the original thread? 
Perhaps you could share your solution here as well.



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have post a possible solution in the original thread. Try
*milana, jerry
Message 15 of 15 (114 Views)


11-20-2000 05:40 AM in reply to: *Hickman, Terry


I have addressed this issue numerous times on this
discussion site.  If this were an AutoCAD problem, all of your users would
be having this problem while you state only some have the problem.  This
points to an environment issue.  Usually this type of situation is caused
by performance problems where AutoCAD's API request is either lost or not
processed fast enough to be completed by the time AutoCAD issues an API delete
request on the same file.  So, if only some workstations experience the
behavior, I would look for commonality.  Things I would suspect, for
example, would be a slow or defective hub or router, out of date NIC drivers,
incompatible  (with the OS) NICs.


Jerry Milana,

Autodesk Product Support



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am in pretty much in the same boat. Currently, my network consists of 25 users
running Win2k with Acad2k and a NT4.0 server. Some users on my network have
the read only problem while others operate fine. The users with the problem
aren't consistantly having it either. I have concluded from reading other
people's replies that it is not a Win2k with NT4.0 server issue but rather an
Acad2k issue. If anyone from Autodesk could shed some like on this or needs
more info, please let me know. Thanks.

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