Originally I was running ACAD E 2010 and changed our PLC database file path to a common network location so that myself and the other two designers in the department would all use a common database. This saved work so that the same PLC wouldn't have to be created on multiple computers. I changed to ACAD E 2012 and would like it to use that common database again, however, I cannot seem to do this in 2012. Does anyone have a solution? Thank you.
The easiest way to share data across a network is to move the AeData folder and all subfolders to the network and add this path to the top of the Support File Search Path in Options. This method requires no changes to the wd.env file and will share the catalog database, PLC content, and projects. There is a complete explanation of this on the Tips/Tricks page of my web site.
Thanks for the rapid response. What you described was how I achieved my goal originally in ACADE 2010. When I started using ACADE 2012 I had maintained the file path to the network where our common PLC database was but I was still having an issue. Your response did spark an idea and I removed the local PLC database that was generated on the install of ACADE 2012. I don't know why but even though the local file path was not in the support file list it was still going there first. Now that I have removed it everything works fine. Thanks for the response, it was a lot of a help.
Hi! I use NTFS junction (directory symbolic links) to change directory path.
"C:\Documents and Settings\....\AcadE\Support\Images" -> "C:\MyBase\Support\Images"
PS: Not for Network sharing
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