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*Briscoe, David
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Running AutoCAD 2000 on an Apple Network

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04-01-2001 09:47 PM
Does anybody have any information regarding known problems of sharing
AutoCAD 2000 files on a Macintosh server ? We have a large number of PCs

which use the Mac server for storing data on including xRefs and we have

been experiencing some problems recently with files becoming corrupted
and data being lost. We are also having a problem with the AutoSave
files not being saved even though we have set the AutoSave to 10
minutes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Dave.
*martin, jason
Message 2 of 4 (93 Views)

Re: Running AutoCAD 2000 on an Apple Network

04-01-2001 11:59 PM in reply to: *Briscoe, David
David -

I haven't heard of any problems specifically with using a Mac server, but I also haven't
heard of anyone (at least here) using a Mac server for acad files.
I don't know anything about a Mac server so I'm going to ask some questions about other
stuff:

1. What network protocol are you using to access the files on the server?
2. What OS are you running on the client machines?
3. Do you have the latest network card drivers for the client machines (especially for
Win98)?

As far as the autosave, is the autosave staying on, or is it being turned of, and the
users say they aren't doing it? It is somewhat common for lisp programmers to turn the
autosave of when they start a lisp, and if cancelled in the middle the program never turns
it back on. You do know that the autosave doesn't save over the file you're working on
correct? Autosave is to a different location (specified under tools/options) and the
actual "working" file isn't overwritten with autosave.

hth

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"David Briscoe" wrote in message
news:3AC866B4.273E3621@clancy.co.uk...
> Does anybody have any information regarding known problems of sharing
> AutoCAD 2000 files on a Macintosh server ? We have a large number of PCs
>
> which use the Mac server for storing data on including xRefs and we have
>
> been experiencing some problems recently with files becoming corrupted
> and data being lost. We are also having a problem with the AutoSave
> files not being saved even though we have set the AutoSave to 10
> minutes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Regards,
>
> Dave.
>
*Briscoe, David
Message 3 of 4 (93 Views)

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04-02-2001 02:16 AM in reply to: *Briscoe, David
Jason,

We are using TCP/IP on our network and the client machines are running Windows 98 SE. We have
updated the drivers for all our network cards and every other peripheral we are using and we
have also loaded Service Packs 1 and 2 and we are still experiencing problems with xRefs. Do
you know of any network requirements which we should be adhering to with regards to xRefs ?

Dave.

jason martin wrote:

> David -
>
> I haven't heard of any problems specifically with using a Mac server, but I also haven't
> heard of anyone (at least here) using a Mac server for acad files.
> I don't know anything about a Mac server so I'm going to ask some questions about other
> stuff:
>
> 1. What network protocol are you using to access the files on the server?
> 2. What OS are you running on the client machines?
> 3. Do you have the latest network card drivers for the client machines (especially for
> Win98)?
>
> As far as the autosave, is the autosave staying on, or is it being turned of, and the
> users say they aren't doing it? It is somewhat common for lisp programmers to turn the
> autosave of when they start a lisp, and if cancelled in the middle the program never turns
> it back on. You do know that the autosave doesn't save over the file you're working on
> correct? Autosave is to a different location (specified under tools/options) and the
> actual "working" file isn't overwritten with autosave.
>
> hth
>
> jason martin
> frankfurt-short-bruza
>
> "David Briscoe" wrote in message
> news:3AC866B4.273E3621@clancy.co.uk...
> > Does anybody have any information regarding known problems of sharing
> > AutoCAD 2000 files on a Macintosh server ? We have a large number of PCs
> >
> > which use the Mac server for storing data on including xRefs and we have
> >
> > been experiencing some problems recently with files becoming corrupted
> > and data being lost. We are also having a problem with the AutoSave
> > files not being saved even though we have set the AutoSave to 10
> > minutes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Dave.
> >
*martin, jason
Message 4 of 4 (93 Views)

Re:

04-02-2001 03:44 AM in reply to: *Briscoe, David
Dave -

These types of problems are very hard to diagnose. Autocad has been written to conform to
Microsoft's Network API standards and officially anything else is a "3rd party" product
(See TS34763).

How do you have demand loading configured? Enabled? Enabled with Copy? If you haven't
already, try setting it to disabled.
Does anyone use refedit (for "inplace" editing of xrefs)?
Can you narrow the problem down to a specific machine? User? "Group" of files? Or is it
completely random?
Is there any consistency to the corruption? Do you get the same error each time, or is it
a different one every time?

sorry I'm not more help.

jason martin
frankfurt-short-bruza

"David Briscoe" wrote in message
news:3AC8A5D6.BA4647C7@clancy.co.uk...
> Jason,
>
> We are using TCP/IP on our network and the client machines are running Windows 98 SE. We
have
> updated the drivers for all our network cards and every other peripheral we are using
and we
> have also loaded Service Packs 1 and 2 and we are still experiencing problems with
xRefs. Do
> you know of any network requirements which we should be adhering to with regards to
xRefs ?
>
> Dave.
>
> jason martin wrote:
>

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