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cgaby
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why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

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09-11-2012 11:52 PM

why does Auto Save always turn itself off? This would have to be the most frustrating thing ever, is there an answer to it?

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tstright
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

09-12-2012 03:11 AM in reply to: cgaby

It's never worked correctly IMHO and has always been off in my installations.

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rkmcswain
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

09-12-2012 04:51 AM in reply to: cgaby

Well, obviously, it isn't turning itself off, but something (a command, or 3rd party app, etc.) is doing it.
Use the lisp code found here to monitor the SAVETIME system variable, and when it changes, you'll have a good idea of what did it.

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pendean
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

09-12-2012 06:04 AM in reply to: cgaby

Do you use PUBLISH a lot? it turns it off so as not to interrupt the process you started.

Otherwise, you have something else turning it off.

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silvernich
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

01-03-2013 10:01 AM in reply to: pendean

Really? Publish turns off Autosave? Can you avoid this because Autosave is pretty import?

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rkmcswain
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

01-03-2013 10:37 AM in reply to: silvernich

One solution is to create a wrapper for a common command, and just set SAVETIME there.

 

Example here: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-2011/Autosave-AGAIN/m-p/2696831#M3029

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silvernich
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

01-03-2013 11:22 AM in reply to: rkmcswain

Thank you. This seems to be what I need.

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JDMather
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

01-03-2013 05:26 PM in reply to: silvernich

silvernich wrote:

.... Autosave is pretty import?



Turned it off last century - I don't allow my students to rely on autosave for anything.

They learn that saving is their responsibility.

Loss of a file is no excuse for any reason in my class.

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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

01-04-2013 06:12 AM in reply to: JDMather

Why I concur that students shouldn't rely on autosave, turning it off seems unnecessarily severe.  That does in-effect, disable the drawing recovery manager.  I can't imagine that once trained to save regularly that businesses would want drafters turning off autosave just to prove how good they are.  The would be foregoing the advantages built into the software.

 

I save frequently but have also benefitted from the occasional drawing recovery process.

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JDMather
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Re: why does Auto Save always turn itself off?

01-04-2013 12:53 PM in reply to: dbroad

Several of the other CAD programs we use don't even have AutoSave (including Autodesk Inventor) and CAD products from other companies. There are actually some negative implications to AutoSave that have been discussed here and other CAD forums over the years.  Bottom line (IMO) it is the operators responsibility.

 

Nearly every time I hear about AutoSave "not saving" it is by someone who worked for several hours without saving and just lost all their work.

You should never lose more work than you are willing to recreate without too much effort.  In more than 26 years of CAD work I have never relied on AutoSave.

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