AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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FDO connection users

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08-20-2013 08:57 AM

Is there a way to tell who is connected to an SDF file?  When I try to overwrite an SDF file I get the following error message   "The action can't be completed because the file is open in AutoCAD application.   Currently, I have to email everyone in AutoCad to see if they are attached.  

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Re: FDO connection users

08-20-2013 11:11 PM in reply to: dave1001



don't know if that will work - or a similar tool:


handle -


Good luck,

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Re: FDO connection users

08-21-2013 05:54 AM in reply to: Robert_Fritz


Hello from France


YES the current FDO into MAP/CIVIL can't give you the Name/Login of an other FDO MAP/CIVIL user

which is already connected to the same SDF/SHP/etc ...


In the Wish list that I have sent last Year to the MAP Team Manager, I was asking for a small imporovment on FDO :

- Connect and Open for Read Only

- Connect and Open for Read/Write which is the current historical FDO "manner" !

REALLY it was technically a SMALL improvment on MAP FDO Technology !


No News, not implemented in MAP/CIVIL 2014 ...


<Humour ON>

So this Year, I will ask for a FDO Connect and Test Infos Command !

with for example, who is ALREADY connected to the same FDO file/Schema ?

<Humour OFF>


Bye, Pat


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