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How can I see who saved a DWG last?

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03-18-2012 08:00 PM

Hi,

 

Is it possible to see the person/computer used to save a drawing file last?  It will be handy to know so we can keep track of who is saving what.

Type 'DWGPROPS' at the command line, chose the 'statistics' tab, and look under 'last saved by'.

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocad/enu/online-help/ACD/2012/ENU/pages/WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-4ba0.htm

 

 

Dean,

 

I don't know if there is a variable for this, but I know that you can access it with VisualLisp.

 

Here are some examples:

http://www.afralisp.net/archive/Tips/code5.htm

http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?41758-LISP-to-edit-DWGPROPS

 

Here's a useful addin by Jimmy Bergmark:

http://www.jtbworld.com/DwgInfoTip.htm

 

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-19-2012 06:07 AM in reply to: drafting3

There is no variable for that: if it's critical for your business needs, consider one option of using FIELDs in all of your titleblocks / files and then seek what you need that way.

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-19-2012 07:01 AM in reply to: drafting3

Type 'DWGPROPS' at the command line, chose the 'statistics' tab, and look under 'last saved by'.

http://exchange.autodesk.com/autocad/enu/online-help/ACD/2012/ENU/pages/WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4...

 

 

Dean,

 

I don't know if there is a variable for this, but I know that you can access it with VisualLisp.

 

Here are some examples:

http://www.afralisp.net/archive/Tips/code5.htm

http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?41758-LISP-to-edit-DWGPROPS

 

Here's a useful addin by Jimmy Bergmark:

http://www.jtbworld.com/DwgInfoTip.htm

 

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-19-2012 02:04 PM in reply to: PaulMunford

FIELD>LastSavedBy is the option I noted, simpler to automate, but thanks for the pop-up version, I forgot the source of the field's info.

 

Thanks for the JB link too, I needed something similar for an in-house project.

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-19-2012 08:36 PM in reply to: pendean

Dean:  You owe Paul a Kudo.  :smileywink:

 

A lot of us may include the file name and directory, and maybe even a plot date as part of a custom plot stamp in our title block templates... but adding a last saved by field somewhere there too would be handy in a multi-user environment.  You would just need the disipline to check it before you got too far along in your own work!  That would be my biggest problem!

 

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-19-2012 08:39 PM in reply to: PaulMunford

I don't know why i didnt see this when I use that every day to record times.. owell, thankyou for your help

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-20-2012 06:05 AM in reply to: heinsite

Agreed.

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-21-2012 06:34 AM in reply to: drafting3

You probably haven't used it for entering hours because it isn't accurate. Open a drawing, don't touch anything, and check the edit time. Its based on how long the file is open, not how long actions are taking place etc. 

Say you have 3-4 DWG's open, flipping between them for info and editing them all as you go. Now you have had DWG A open for 1 hour without touching it before you make a simple text exit. Well now you have to put 1 hour down for a 10 second task.

 

 

EDIT-- And yes you have to save the DWG for the hours to take place, but real world it happens.

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Re: How can I see who saved a DWG last?

03-21-2012 01:28 PM in reply to: htskinner

>... You probably haven't used it for entering hours because it isn't accurate.

 

We should all rejoice over the fact then that lawyers don't use AutoCAD!  They'd BILL those hours without hesitation!

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