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*Jackson, Paul
Message 11 of 17 (117 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 03:04 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Hello

RO is because they will not save back in the native drafix 4.1 format only
4.12 which is QuickCAD.

Paul

"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C216D09.8CE7D4A8@bellsouth.net...
> John,
>
> Could you please check if you could change or update them
> or is "RO" the below the belt punch?
>
> Gerhard
>
> John Ehman wrote:
> >
> > I am using R8, as of today. I opened some files I created in March 1999.
I
> > believe they are R6.01 due to the date. I was able to edit and save the
> > drawings in R8. When I opened them, there was an "RO" label in the
header
> > after the file name. I assume that is for read only, but I could read
and
> > write.
> > John
> >
> > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > > problems?
> > > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > > and deer to deliver them right now.
> > >
> > > Gerhard, R6.01
> > >
> > > Harvey wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
automatic
> > > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It
happened to
> > > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> > > >
> > > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk
Web
> > Site
> > > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > > >
> > > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's
on
> > > > > BackOrder.
> > > > >
> > > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out
of
> > stock.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > > >
> > > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry.
*Jackson, Paul
Message 12 of 17 (117 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 03:11 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Hello

No, your files will open as they are.

However, they will not save the same way, therefore you will need to save
them as SKF, because V6. or V4 CAD files cannot be created from V8.

Now I'm confused.

Paul


"Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
news:3C215DBD.2C4EAD88@bellsouth.net...
> Paul,
>
> I do not have QuickCAD. AutoSketch R6 with Harvey's precious
> R6.01 patch is my basic workhorse.
> Would I have to convert all my R6 drawings to DWG Release 14 to
> use V8?
> Please be patient with my relative ignorance about the mechanics
> of what to do next or should I just face & accept the fact to be
> prematurely doomed?
>
> Gerhard
>
> Paul Jackson wrote:
> >
> > Gidday Barry
> >
> > V8 will open CAD files and the registry works the same so the two
settings
> > will be identical
> >
> > REGEDIT4
> >
> > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoSketch\8.0\Environment]
> > "NativeExtension"="CAD"
> > "NativeFilter"="CAD"
> >
> > It will state QuickCAD but opens the Drafix OK.
> >
> > V8 will only export as QuickCAD and is not backward compatible to V6 or
> > before.
> >
> > Our PowerTools add ons to AutoSketch will save as a format called CAD4
from
> > V8 and this is the Drafix 4.1 format, but this cannot be done directly
from
> > the shelf version of AutoSketch V8.
> >
> > Paul
> >
> > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > news:66A8C5D23CB750234FD139ECFD3BF195@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Will do, Gerhard
> > >
> > > I'm particularly interested to see how it copes with Drafix CAD format
> > > files, particularly as I have a couple of thousand!
> > >
> > > At the moment with AS601 I have 'tweaked' the registry so that AS
opens
> > and
> > > saves in CAD format. I can't wait to tinker with AS8.
> > >
> > > Barry
> > >
> > > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > > news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > > > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > > > problems?
> > > > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > > > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > > > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > > > and deer to deliver them right now.
> > > >
> > > > Gerhard, R6.01
> > > >
> > > > Harvey wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry,
> > > > >
> > > > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
> > automatic
> > > > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It
happened
> > to
> > > > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox -
unfortunately.
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the
AutoDesk
> > Web
> > > Site
> > > > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that
it's
> > on
> > > > > > BackOrder.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run
out
> > of
> > > stock.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Barry.
> > >
> > >
*Tall, Stephen
Message 13 of 17 (117 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 05:26 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Perhaps you are being punished for skipping V7 and RO signifies that the
file is "Really Old".

"John Ehman" wrote in message
news:740C5FFA0AF52420FDB5092B806D4B96@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I am able to change and update. After I save and reopen, the "RO" does not
> reappear and the changes remain.
> John
>
> "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> news:3C216D09.8CE7D4A8@bellsouth.net...
> > John,
> >
> > Could you please check if you could change or update them
> > or is "RO" the below the belt punch?
> >
> > Gerhard
> >
> > John Ehman wrote:
> > >
> > > I am using R8, as of today. I opened some files I created in March
1999.
> I
> > > believe they are R6.01 due to the date. I was able to edit and save
the
> > > drawings in R8. When I opened them, there was an "RO" label in the
> header
> > > after the file name. I assume that is for read only, but I could read
> and
> > > write.
> > > John
> > >
> > > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > > news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > > > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > > > problems?
> > > > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > > > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > > > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > > > and deer to deliver them right now.
> > > >
> > > > Gerhard, R6.01
> > > >
> > > > Harvey wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry,
> > > > >
> > > > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
> automatic
> > > > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It
> happened to
> > > > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox -
unfortunately.
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the
AutoDesk
> Web
> > > Site
> > > > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that
it's
> on
> > > > > > BackOrder.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run
out
> of
> > > stock.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Barry.
>
>
*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 14 of 17 (117 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 05:33 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Nathen Paul (Bit of Yorkshire Dialect!)

So can I take it that if I open my Drafix CAD files (some in 3.01 format)
and save them as AS8 CAD files, my colleague who has QC7 will be able to
open and edit them?

Merry Christmas

Barry

"Paul Jackson" wrote in message
news:579D00078893FBBF6AED252C68C58533@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Gidday Barry
>
> V8 will open CAD files and the registry works the same so the two settings
> will be identical
>
> REGEDIT4
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoSketch\8.0\Environment]
> "NativeExtension"="CAD"
> "NativeFilter"="CAD"
>
> It will state QuickCAD but opens the Drafix OK.
>
> V8 will only export as QuickCAD and is not backward compatible to V6 or
> before.
>
> Our PowerTools add ons to AutoSketch will save as a format called CAD4
from
> V8 and this is the Drafix 4.1 format, but this cannot be done directly
from
> the shelf version of AutoSketch V8.
>
> Paul
>
>
> "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> news:66A8C5D23CB750234FD139ECFD3BF195@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Will do, Gerhard
> >
> > I'm particularly interested to see how it copes with Drafix CAD format
> > files, particularly as I have a couple of thousand!
> >
> > At the moment with AS601 I have 'tweaked' the registry so that AS opens
> and
> > saves in CAD format. I can't wait to tinker with AS8.
> >
> > Barry
> >
> > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > > problems?
> > > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > > and deer to deliver them right now.
> > >
> > > Gerhard, R6.01
> > >
> > > Harvey wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
> automatic
> > > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It
happened
> to
> > > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox - unfortunately.
> > > >
> > > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the AutoDesk
> Web
> > Site
> > > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > > >
> > > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that it's
> on
> > > > > BackOrder.
> > > > >
> > > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run out
> of
> > stock.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > > >
> > > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry.
> >
> >
>
>
*Rafuse, L.
Message 15 of 17 (117 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 05:02 AM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
So would drawings from Drafix 4.1 or Autosketch 2 come up as RRO (really, really
old)?

--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering


Stephen Tall wrote:

> Perhaps you are being punished for skipping V7 and RO signifies that the
> file is "Really Old".
>
> "John Ehman" wrote in message
> news:740C5FFA0AF52420FDB5092B806D4B96@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > I am able to change and update. After I save and reopen, the "RO" does not
> > reappear and the changes remain.
> > John
> >
*Jackson, Paul
Message 16 of 17 (117 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 09:22 AM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
Hello Barry,

Yes, you can take it, but if you burn it on a CD it will probably end up as
read only and you will need to change the file attributes and turn off the
read only setting then your friend will be able to save it as what ever it
was in the first place.

Merry Christmas

PJ



"Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
news:B906DBB1204E1ABB4A5EC2E864427E8F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Nathen Paul (Bit of Yorkshire Dialect!)
>
> So can I take it that if I open my Drafix CAD files (some in 3.01 format)
> and save them as AS8 CAD files, my colleague who has QC7 will be able to
> open and edit them?
>
> Merry Christmas
>
> Barry
>
> "Paul Jackson" wrote in message
> news:579D00078893FBBF6AED252C68C58533@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Gidday Barry
> >
> > V8 will open CAD files and the registry works the same so the two
settings
> > will be identical
> >
> > REGEDIT4
> >
> > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\AutoSketch\8.0\Environment]
> > "NativeExtension"="CAD"
> > "NativeFilter"="CAD"
> >
> > It will state QuickCAD but opens the Drafix OK.
> >
> > V8 will only export as QuickCAD and is not backward compatible to V6 or
> > before.
> >
> > Our PowerTools add ons to AutoSketch will save as a format called CAD4
> from
> > V8 and this is the Drafix 4.1 format, but this cannot be done directly
> from
> > the shelf version of AutoSketch V8.
> >
> > Paul
> >
> >
> > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > news:66A8C5D23CB750234FD139ECFD3BF195@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Will do, Gerhard
> > >
> > > I'm particularly interested to see how it copes with Drafix CAD format
> > > files, particularly as I have a couple of thousand!
> > >
> > > At the moment with AS601 I have 'tweaked' the registry so that AS
opens
> > and
> > > saves in CAD format. I can't wait to tinker with AS8.
> > >
> > > Barry
> > >
> > > "Gerhard Selzer" wrote in message
> > > news:3C20CF79.88DC2254@bellsouth.net...
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > Once you get AS8, could you do me a favor and let me know
> > > > if AS6 drawings could be used with it without any transfer
> > > > problems?
> > > > My nightmare is that Mrs. Santa Claus is all by herself in the
> > > > kitchen putting AS8 labels on patched recycled AS7 disks waiting
> > > > for daily orders to trickle in and then no boxes or free sleighs
> > > > and deer to deliver them right now.
> > > >
> > > > Gerhard, R6.01
> > > >
> > > > Harvey wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry,
> > > > >
> > > > > This sometimes happens with a new product apparently. It's an
> > automatic
> > > > > response, maybe because inventories haven't been updated. It
> happened
> > to
> > > > > me with AS7, and the next day it was in the mailbox -
unfortunately.
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Just for the hell of it I ordered a copy of AS8 from the
AutoDesk
> > Web
> > > Site
> > > > > > (UK Shop) over the weekend.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I had an email from DigitalRiver this morning to tell me that
it's
> > on
> > > > > > BackOrder.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This new version must be really popular if AS have already run
out
> > of
> > > stock.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > What's other peoples experience of availability?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Perhaps it's just the UK being behind the times again?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Barry.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Tall, Stephen
Message 17 of 17 (117 Views)

Re:

12-20-2001 05:53 PM in reply to: *Higginbottom, Barry
"L. Rafuse" wrote in message
news:3C2251F6.B3785E3@wn.net...
> So would drawings from Drafix 4.1 or Autosketch 2 come up as RRO (really,
really
> old)?

Maybe! I've given up on all the old AS2.1 files I have, if I need to change
them I redraw them.


> Len Rafuse
> Vision Engineering
>
>
> Stephen Tall wrote:
>
> > Perhaps you are being punished for skipping V7 and RO signifies that the
> > file is "Really Old".
> >
> > "John Ehman" wrote in message
> > news:740C5FFA0AF52420FDB5092B806D4B96@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > I am able to change and update. After I save and reopen, the "RO" does
not
> > > reappear and the changes remain.
> > > John
> > >
>
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