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*Smith, Nigel
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Saving to network directory

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11-23-1999 07:52 PM
<<< Message <81e9av$2cl3@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.r13general' on Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:46:16 -0000.>>>

We are running 8 copies R13 all on identical hardware saving drawings to a
Novell Network 3.12 directory. One copy has started returning an "unable to
save drawing..." error message on save and renames it .ac$ (on the network
directory). Does any one know why?
*Milana, Jerry
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Re: Saving to network directory

11-29-1999 10:30 AM in reply to: *Smith, Nigel
Does this happen regardless of who is logged on that system? This sounds like a permissions issue. When AutoCAD "Saves" it goes through a delete
and rename routine. If the logged on user does not have permission to delete files, one gets the results you describe.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

Nigel Smith wrote:

> <<< Message <81e9av$2cl3@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.r13general' on Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:46:16 -0000.>>>
>
> We are running 8 copies R13 all on identical hardware saving drawings to a
> Novell Network 3.12 directory. One copy has started returning an "unable to
> save drawing..." error message on save and renames it .ac$ (on the network
> directory). Does any one know why?
*Primary
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11-29-1999 06:29 PM in reply to: *Smith, Nigel
if i remember there should not be an .ac$ since in a network each user must
have a different extention set in their preferences to avoid file lock
issues, if that was the case nigels could be .ns$ if he so chose. this would
also make it easier to track whose permissions need checking

Jerry Milana wrote in message
news:3842C634.47A58883@autodesk.com...
> Does this happen regardless of who is logged on that system? This sounds
like a permissions issue. When AutoCAD "Saves" it goes through a delete
> and rename routine. If the logged on user does not have permission to
delete files, one gets the results you describe.
>
> Jerry Milana,
> Autodesk Product Support
>
> Nigel Smith wrote:
>
> > <<< Message <81e9av$2cl3@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted
to 'autodesk.autocad.r13general' on Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:46:16 -0000.>>>
> >
> > We are running 8 copies R13 all on identical hardware saving drawings to
a
> > Novell Network 3.12 directory. One copy has started returning an "unable
to
> > save drawing..." error message on save and renames it .ac$ (on the
network
> > directory). Does any one know why?
>
>
>
*Gragg, Jerry
Message 4 of 4 (119 Views)

Re: Saving to network directory

12-13-1999 11:11 AM in reply to: *Smith, Nigel
We are running R14.01 on a Novell 4.12 system. The Autocad software is executed from local workstations, and the drawing files are stored on the
server.

We open the drawings from the server. Example....
Open
H:\JOBS\99\99000\03\PIPING.DWG

We notice the same error message ""unable to save drawing...".
After the error message, there are "atmp" files in the server directory where
the drawing is stored. Also .ac$ files....

I understand there is an on-going problem between Novell and Autodesk over
file locking. The dwk file seemed like a nice solution, since we were able to quickly
resolve locked file problems...

Anyway, when the "atmp" files show up, there are also strange .bak files.
Such as 8385bak.bak 7236bak.bak .
This occured while the designer was working on a file named 102.dwg.

Any clues????????????????

Nigel Smith wrote:

> <<< Message <81e9av$2cl3@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.r13general' on Tue, 23 Nov 1999 14:46:16 -0000.>>>
>
> We are running 8 copies R13 all on identical hardware saving drawings to a
> Novell Network 3.12 directory. One copy has started returning an "unable to
> save drawing..." error message on save and renames it .ac$ (on the network
> directory). Does any one know why?

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