My Navisworks (NW) options won't take in the network deployment. At our company we create packages so deployments can be 'plug and play' once they are installed.
The problem with Navisworks is that you cannot reference the deployment needs to reference a network location to grab the option.xml file. We need this to be a local location as the users doing the install do not have the same administrative access to these folders as the creators. Also when we package a software we don't want the deployment to searching for a file over the network in a different continent.
So the question is how to manipulate Navisworks to run our options at the start of opening the program. Make our options the default.
I notice when I open navisworks and change the selection colour from blue to red (as an example) and close Navisworks; that when I reoped it the colour is still red.
So my thought process to trick Navisworks is to open my options is to open NW, load my custom options and close NW. Next I copy the lastsession.xml to a location I can store it. I will open NW and chane the selection colour to pink and close Navisworks.
Then I delete the lastsession.xml in the appdata for NW 2013. I will then paste in my lastsession.xml to replace it. This should theoretically give us our green selection colour. Open NW and check the selection colour.
It's pink, WTF? Where can I store these options so I can get them at least once when I launch Navisworks.
If I put the file in:
C:\Users\JohnSmith\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2013\global_options, does it need a certain file name.
I really need help with this. This issue is holding up the deployment of the software to about 400 users.