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mlg
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mlg
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Message 21 of 63 (1,254 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

01-26-2010 09:59 AM in reply to: mjung
Here we are, January 2010 and we still don't have a fix for the .dst files in the Recent Documents list! Hello Autodesk! How about a fix!!
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Matt.Anderson
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Message 22 of 63 (1,254 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

01-26-2010 11:22 AM in reply to: mjung
What version? 2010?

Why not just sort it by access date?
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Message 23 of 63 (1,254 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

01-26-2010 12:17 PM in reply to: mjung
2010. I feel like an idiot! That was too easy!! I guess what I was looking for was a way to NOT have the DST files listed since we typically use the Recent Document list for lone drawings we are working with. Thanks for pointing out the obvious to someone that couldn't see the trees for the forest!!
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AndrewBattye3028
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Message 24 of 63 (1,254 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

02-16-2010 03:05 PM in reply to: mjung
Sorting by access date only revealed drawings that had been opened in the current session. As soon as you close and restart a session, the DST files take preference.
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Matt.Anderson
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Message 25 of 63 (1,254 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

02-17-2010 06:53 AM in reply to: mjung

Andrew -

Sounds like you might be missing a registry value - does the Documents list not remain?

http://civil3dpedia.com/2010/02/17/recent-documents-sorting/

Try that.

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ThomasGlidewell
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Message 26 of 63 (1,255 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

04-05-2010 02:00 PM in reply to: mjung
I have done this and seems to work nicely for sorting by the date.

One thing i did just notice about this whole thing was that when you have been working in drawings the show up in the recent list when you close out and come back into Civil 3d the dst's are listed and not the dwg's. We all know this.

But I noticed if i am working and opening drawings and they show up in my list then when i close outta CAD and make sure that the Tool Palette for SSM is off it holds the dwg's listed in the recent list when i restart. But if i close down with the SSM open the dst are in the list when i restart.

Also as soon as i open the SSM tool palette while in cad the dst take precidence in the recent list.
Weird???

Civil 3D 2010 all sp's and sap's
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gcarpenter
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Message 27 of 63 (683 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

04-03-2012 11:45 PM in reply to: mjung

We are well into 2012 version & still no 'dst' fix.

2013 is on it's way. We can only hope !!!!

Here it is. Just in case you haven't seen it  :smileyfrustrated:DSTs in file list.jpg

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Sinc
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Message 28 of 63 (662 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

04-06-2012 01:18 PM in reply to: gcarpenter

Keep hoping for 2014...  :smileysad:

 

I personally find it very disturbing that something like this has gone un-addressed by Autodesk for so many years...  ESPECIALLY since they keep force-feeding us these yearly incompatible releases.

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Message 29 of 63 (598 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

07-05-2012 10:05 AM in reply to: Sinc

Sinc wrote:

Keep hoping for 2014...  :smileysad:

 

I personally find it very disturbing that something like this has gone un-addressed by Autodesk for so many years...  ESPECIALLY since they keep force-feeding us these yearly incompatible releases.


It's very frustrating - because you know it would take one programmer probably an hour at most to fix this - and yet it has persisted for 5+ years. (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and now 2013).

 

Why Autodesk?

 

 

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mikehathaway2942
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Message 30 of 63 (590 Views)

Re: Removing .dst from Recent Documents list

07-05-2012 12:04 PM in reply to: rkmcswain

My workaround:  Add 'History' to my folder selections on the left when opening a drawing.  Click on history and sort by date.  Looking back now, I really dont know how I added 'history' to my open file options. 

 

Granted, Autodesk should fix this obviously glaring and painful issue.  It really is uncomprehensible how long this has gone on.

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