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*Support], Greig Jones [Autodesk Product
Message 11 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 01:24 AM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Barry,

I haven't tested it. But will report it.

--
Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
"Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> wrote in message
> news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > How about trying Barry's solution?
>
> I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> workaround.
>
> Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as it's
not
> an isolated case?
>
> Barry
>
> >
> > --
> > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
>
> > > wrote in message
> > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you open the
> file
> > > from
> > > > within the program?
> > >
> > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if AS is
> > already
> > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway) when AS is
> not
> > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive) in
> explorer
> > I
> > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > >
> > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> components).
> > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required
> > libraries
> > > are available.
> > >
> > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting the
> machine
> > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe it's some
> > sort
> > > of timing issue.
> > >
> > > > --
> > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings. Normally I
> start
> > > > sketch
> > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog. Today I
> > tried
> > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message saying
> "can't
> > > > find
> > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi terminated.
I
> > now
> > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but no
Sketch.
> > > > >
> > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > >
> > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on a
mapped
> > > > network
> > > > > drive.
> > > > > --
> > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith, Cambridge,
> > PE28
> > > > 3PX,
> > > > > UK
> > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 12 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 03:30 AM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Thanks Greig, oh and Merry Christmas!

"Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
wrote in message
news:629F727E837C017356AB822D25F6CF6D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Barry,
>
> I haven't tested it. But will report it.
>
> --
> Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"

> > wrote in message
> > news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > How about trying Barry's solution?
> >
> > I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> > workaround.
> >
> > Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as it's
> not
> > an isolated case?
> >
> > Barry
> >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> >
> > > > wrote in message
> > > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you open the
> > file
> > > > from
> > > > > within the program?
> > > >
> > > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if AS is
> > > already
> > > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway) when AS
is
> > not
> > > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive) in
> > explorer
> > > I
> > > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > > >
> > > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> > components).
> > > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required
> > > libraries
> > > > are available.
> > > >
> > > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting the
> > machine
> > > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe it's
some
> > > sort
> > > > of timing issue.
> > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings. Normally I
> > start
> > > > > sketch
> > > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog. Today
I
> > > tried
> > > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message saying
> > "can't
> > > > > find
> > > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi
terminated.
> I
> > > now
> > > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but no
> Sketch.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on a
> mapped
> > > > > network
> > > > > > drive.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith,
Cambridge,
> > > PE28
> > > > > 3PX,
> > > > > > UK
> > > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Support], Greig Jones [Autodesk Product
Message 13 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 06:22 AM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Barry could this be an answer:

I am able to replicate this behaviour. It appears to be a defect in
AutoSketch 7 because on re-opening the drawing with mirrored arcs,
AutoSketch reports the drawing contains 3D entities. This warning dialog
only appears if the tick box "Do not show this message again" was not at
some point checked, and I cannot find a way to turn it back on again!
AutoSketch then either ignores the '3D entities' (the arc disappears) or
flattens '3D entities' (arc stays), and this is determined by the settings
in the Import Options dialog when opening DWG or DXF files.

So, the workaround for the customer is:

File > Open, set file type to either DWG or DXF, select the Options button
and check 'Flatten (project to Z=0 plane)' - OK.

I know this sounds strange, but it works!


--
Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
"Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
news:6F6549719526BC743992E1E3A287FC3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Thanks Greig, oh and Merry Christmas!
>
> "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> wrote in message
> news:629F727E837C017356AB822D25F6CF6D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Barry,
> >
> > I haven't tested it. But will report it.
> >
> > --
> > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
>
> > > wrote in message
> > > news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > How about trying Barry's solution?
> > >
> > > I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> > > workaround.
> > >
> > > Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as
it's
> > not
> > > an isolated case?
> > >
> > > Barry
> > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> > >
> > > > > wrote in message
> > > > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you open
the
> > > file
> > > > > from
> > > > > > within the program?
> > > > >
> > > > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if AS
is
> > > > already
> > > > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway) when
AS
> is
> > > not
> > > > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive) in
> > > explorer
> > > > I
> > > > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > > > >
> > > > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> > > components).
> > > > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required
> > > > libraries
> > > > > are available.
> > > > >
> > > > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting the
> > > machine
> > > > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe it's
> some
> > > > sort
> > > > > of timing issue.
> > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings. Normally
I
> > > start
> > > > > > sketch
> > > > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog.
Today
> I
> > > > tried
> > > > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message
saying
> > > "can't
> > > > > > find
> > > > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi
> terminated.
> > I
> > > > now
> > > > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but no
> > Sketch.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on a
> > mapped
> > > > > > network
> > > > > > > drive.
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith,
> Cambridge,
> > > > PE28
> > > > > > 3PX,
> > > > > > > UK
> > > > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 14 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 05:37 PM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Eh???

Sorry Greig, I don't see the relevance of this issue to my File Open from an
Icon problem.

Or am I missing something???

Barry

"Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
wrote in message
news:8146E80C74C771A57C53F132759C0528@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Barry could this be an answer:
>
> I am able to replicate this behaviour. It appears to be a defect in
> AutoSketch 7 because on re-opening the drawing with mirrored arcs,
> AutoSketch reports the drawing contains 3D entities. This warning dialog
> only appears if the tick box "Do not show this message again" was not at
> some point checked, and I cannot find a way to turn it back on again!
> AutoSketch then either ignores the '3D entities' (the arc disappears) or
> flattens '3D entities' (arc stays), and this is determined by the settings
> in the Import Options dialog when opening DWG or DXF files.
>
> So, the workaround for the customer is:
>
> File > Open, set file type to either DWG or DXF, select the Options button
> and check 'Flatten (project to Z=0 plane)' - OK.
>
> I know this sounds strange, but it works!
>
>
> --
> Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> news:6F6549719526BC743992E1E3A287FC3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Thanks Greig, oh and Merry Christmas!
> >
> > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"

> > wrote in message
> > news:629F727E837C017356AB822D25F6CF6D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > I haven't tested it. But will report it.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > > news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> >
> > > > wrote in message
> > > > news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > How about trying Barry's solution?
> > > >
> > > > I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> > > > workaround.
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as
> it's
> > > not
> > > > an isolated case?
> > > >
> > > > Barry
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> > > >
> > > > > > wrote in message
> > > > > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you open
> the
> > > > file
> > > > > > from
> > > > > > > within the program?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if
AS
> is
> > > > > already
> > > > > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway) when
> AS
> > is
> > > > not
> > > > > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive)
in
> > > > explorer
> > > > > I
> > > > > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> > > > components).
> > > > > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all
required
> > > > > libraries
> > > > > > are available.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting
the
> > > > machine
> > > > > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe
it's
> > some
> > > > > sort
> > > > > > of timing issue.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings.
Normally
> I
> > > > start
> > > > > > > sketch
> > > > > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog.
> Today
> > I
> > > > > tried
> > > > > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message
> saying
> > > > "can't
> > > > > > > find
> > > > > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi
> > terminated.
> > > I
> > > > > now
> > > > > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but no
> > > Sketch.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on
a
> > > mapped
> > > > > > > network
> > > > > > > > drive.
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith,
> > Cambridge,
> > > > > PE28
> > > > > > > 3PX,
> > > > > > > > UK
> > > > > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Support], Greig Jones [Autodesk Product
Message 15 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-19-2001 10:43 PM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
You are right, got my posts cross linked.

--
Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
"Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
news:AFAF2C70E20A299B4D5819A6135AFC2B@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Eh???
>
> Sorry Greig, I don't see the relevance of this issue to my File Open from
an
> Icon problem.
>
> Or am I missing something???
>
> Barry
>
> "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> wrote in message
> news:8146E80C74C771A57C53F132759C0528@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Barry could this be an answer:
> >
> > I am able to replicate this behaviour. It appears to be a defect in
> > AutoSketch 7 because on re-opening the drawing with mirrored arcs,
> > AutoSketch reports the drawing contains 3D entities. This warning dialog
> > only appears if the tick box "Do not show this message again" was not at
> > some point checked, and I cannot find a way to turn it back on again!
> > AutoSketch then either ignores the '3D entities' (the arc disappears) or
> > flattens '3D entities' (arc stays), and this is determined by the
settings
> > in the Import Options dialog when opening DWG or DXF files.
> >
> > So, the workaround for the customer is:
> >
> > File > Open, set file type to either DWG or DXF, select the Options
button
> > and check 'Flatten (project to Z=0 plane)' - OK.
> >
> > I know this sounds strange, but it works!
> >
> >
> > --
> > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > news:6F6549719526BC743992E1E3A287FC3F@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Thanks Greig, oh and Merry Christmas!
> > >
> > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
>
> > > wrote in message
> > > news:629F727E837C017356AB822D25F6CF6D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > Barry,
> > > >
> > > > I haven't tested it. But will report it.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > > > news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> > >
> > > > > wrote in message
> > > > > news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > How about trying Barry's solution?
> > > > >
> > > > > I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> > > > > workaround.
> > > > >
> > > > > Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as
> > it's
> > > > not
> > > > > an isolated case?
> > > > >
> > > > > Barry
> > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> > > > >
> > > > > > > wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you
open
> > the
> > > > > file
> > > > > > > from
> > > > > > > > within the program?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if
> AS
> > is
> > > > > > already
> > > > > > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway)
when
> > AS
> > > is
> > > > > not
> > > > > > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive)
> in
> > > > > explorer
> > > > > > I
> > > > > > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> > > > > components).
> > > > > > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all
> required
> > > > > > libraries
> > > > > > > are available.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting
> the
> > > > > machine
> > > > > > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe
> it's
> > > some
> > > > > > sort
> > > > > > > of timing issue.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings.
> Normally
> > I
> > > > > start
> > > > > > > > sketch
> > > > > > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog.
> > Today
> > > I
> > > > > > tried
> > > > > > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message
> > saying
> > > > > "can't
> > > > > > > > find
> > > > > > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi
> > > terminated.
> > > > I
> > > > > > now
> > > > > > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but
no
> > > > Sketch.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is
on
> a
> > > > mapped
> > > > > > > > network
> > > > > > > > > drive.
> > > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith,
> > > Cambridge,
> > > > > > PE28
> > > > > > > > 3PX,
> > > > > > > > > UK
> > > > > > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 16 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-28-2001 01:37 AM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Greig

I have just installed AS8 alongside my current installation of AS601

I can tell you that I still have the problem as described previously both by
me and Stephen.

Once AS is launched (either version) then double clicking on the file icon
launches it OK but trying to double click on an icon without AS running
causes the error.

So V8 hasn't caught that bug!

Barry

"Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
wrote in message
news:629F727E837C017356AB822D25F6CF6D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Barry,
>
> I haven't tested it. But will report it.
>
> --
> Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"

> > wrote in message
> > news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > How about trying Barry's solution?
> >
> > I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> > workaround.
> >
> > Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as it's
> not
> > an isolated case?
> >
> > Barry
> >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> >
> > > > wrote in message
> > > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you open the
> > file
> > > > from
> > > > > within the program?
> > > >
> > > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if AS is
> > > already
> > > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway) when AS
is
> > not
> > > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive) in
> > explorer
> > > I
> > > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > > >
> > > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> > components).
> > > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required
> > > libraries
> > > > are available.
> > > >
> > > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting the
> > machine
> > > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe it's
some
> > > sort
> > > > of timing issue.
> > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings. Normally I
> > start
> > > > > sketch
> > > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog. Today
I
> > > tried
> > > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message saying
> > "can't
> > > > > find
> > > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi
terminated.
> I
> > > now
> > > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but no
> Sketch.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on a
> mapped
> > > > > network
> > > > > > drive.
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith,
Cambridge,
> > > PE28
> > > > > 3PX,
> > > > > > UK
> > > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Harvey
Message 17 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-28-2001 10:57 PM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Barry,

I skimmed this thread for giggles and I didn't notice if you had the
File Association worked out properly.

This gets especially sticky when you have two instances (and two
different revs) of the same program installed. I that case you may have
to diddle with the Registry.

In any event, you might want to check Out of
Explorer>View>FolderOptions>FileTypes tab. Scan down to the AutoSketch
Drawing icon and highlight, click Edit, Edit again on the next screen,
and note the application used. Change it if necessary. Back out in the
normal fashion.

Maybe others here can give other tweaks to this operation. Could be
worth a try at this point, just to close out that possibility.

H

Barry Higginbottom wrote:
>
> Greig
>
> I have just installed AS8 alongside my current installation of AS601
>
> I can tell you that I still have the problem as described previously both by
> me and Stephen.
>
> Once AS is launched (either version) then double clicking on the file icon
> launches it OK but trying to double click on an icon without AS running
> causes the error.
>
> So V8 hasn't caught that bug!
>
> Barry
>
> "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> wrote in message
> news:629F727E837C017356AB822D25F6CF6D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Barry,
> >
> > I haven't tested it. But will report it.
> >
> > --
> > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
>
> > > wrote in message
> > > news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > How about trying Barry's solution?
> > >
> > > I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> > > workaround.
> > >
> > > Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as it's
> > not
> > > an isolated case?
> > >
> > > Barry
> > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> > >
> > > > > wrote in message
> > > > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you open the
> > > file
> > > > > from
> > > > > > within the program?
> > > > >
> > > > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if AS is
> > > > already
> > > > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway) when AS
> is
> > > not
> > > > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive) in
> > > explorer
> > > > I
> > > > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > > > >
> > > > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> > > components).
> > > > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all required
> > > > libraries
> > > > > are available.
> > > > >
> > > > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting the
> > > machine
> > > > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe it's
> some
> > > > sort
> > > > > of timing issue.
> > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings. Normally I
> > > start
> > > > > > sketch
> > > > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog. Today
> I
> > > > tried
> > > > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message saying
> > > "can't
> > > > > > find
> > > > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi
> terminated.
> > I
> > > > now
> > > > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but no
> > Sketch.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on a
> > mapped
> > > > > > network
> > > > > > > drive.
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith,
> Cambridge,
> > > > PE28
> > > > > > 3PX,
> > > > > > > UK
> > > > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
*Higginbottom, Barry
Message 18 of 19 (87 Views)

Re:

12-29-2001 02:15 AM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
Hi Harvey

I'm afraid that all possibilities with 'File Associations' have been
thoroughly investigated by me, many times.

It *appears* to be a timing problem, in that the time taken to load the
application, be it AS601, QC7 or AS8 it matters not, is too long and that
the information to load the file which is being passed to the app by DDE is
happening before the application has finished loading.

I never experienced the problem with Drafix 4.0 and earlier but then they
loaded in a few seconds.

Once the application has loaded and is resident then double clicking on any
file icons associated with the apps load fine.

My copy of AS8, freshly installed, takes 48 seconds to load, Goodness knows
what its doing..

My copy of AS6 takes 24 seconds to load..

My copy of Drafix CAD 4.11 takes 8 seconds to load..

Is that progress I ask myself? With AS8 by the time its ready to use I've
forgotten what I've started it for. :smileyembarrassed:)

I have also added my own 'File Types' such as 'Open CAD File (NoDDE)' which
just passes the file name on the command line, e.g. "D:\Program
Files\AutoDesk\AutoSketch\Sketch.exe" "%1"

This method loads the file icon every time without fail, the downside is
that if you then double click on a second icon then that loads another
instance of the program. That's where DDE scores as it loads the file into a
new window in the program that's already running.

Soooo, as far as I can see there is a programming issue here (albeit not
that common) that needs sorting.

Over to you AutoDesk....

Barry
User since Drafix 1.0

"Harvey" wrote in message
news:3C2DD9EB.3A8E4BD2@westnet.com...
> Barry,
>
> I skimmed this thread for giggles and I didn't notice if you had the
> File Association worked out properly.
>
> This gets especially sticky when you have two instances (and two
> different revs) of the same program installed. I that case you may have
> to diddle with the Registry.
>
> In any event, you might want to check Out of
> Explorer>View>FolderOptions>FileTypes tab. Scan down to the AutoSketch
> Drawing icon and highlight, click Edit, Edit again on the next screen,
> and note the application used. Change it if necessary. Back out in the
> normal fashion.
>
> Maybe others here can give other tweaks to this operation. Could be
> worth a try at this point, just to close out that possibility.
>
> H
>
> Barry Higginbottom wrote:
> >
> > Greig
> >
> > I have just installed AS8 alongside my current installation of AS601
> >
> > I can tell you that I still have the problem as described previously
both by
> > me and Stephen.
> >
> > Once AS is launched (either version) then double clicking on the file
icon
> > launches it OK but trying to double click on an icon without AS running
> > causes the error.
> >
> > So V8 hasn't caught that bug!
> >
> > Barry
> >
> > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"

> > wrote in message
> > news:629F727E837C017356AB822D25F6CF6D@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Barry,
> > >
> > > I haven't tested it. But will report it.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > "Barry Higginbottom" wrote in message
> > > news:60EA6F19627285E644F6B81D01039CD2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> >
> > > > wrote in message
> > > > news:F06AE4D97208E2EE34894EBE4C4814A0@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > How about trying Barry's solution?
> > > >
> > > > I don't know if I'd class it as a solution, perhaps a rather poor
> > > > workaround.
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps AutoDesk might acknowledge that there may be a problem, as
it's
> > > not
> > > > an isolated case?
> > > >
> > > > Barry
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT384557765@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > "Greig Jones [Autodesk Product Support]"
> > > >
> > > > > > wrote in message
> > > > > > news:9EB9555D33DFB424A9A6F991F70538BE@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > > > > > Stephen, did this work at one time? What happens when you open
the
> > > > file
> > > > > > from
> > > > > > > within the program?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Opening any of the files from within AS isn't a problem, or if
AS is
> > > > > already
> > > > > > running. The problem only manifests itself (for me anyway) when
AS
> > is
> > > > not
> > > > > > running and I double click a file (that is on a network drive)
in
> > > > explorer
> > > > > I
> > > > > > get a message similar to the one below:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cannot find the file 'D:\FOLDER\FILENAME.SKF' (or one of its
> > > > components).
> > > > > > Make sure the path and filename are correct and that all
required
> > > > > libraries
> > > > > > are available.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It now seems that if AS has been run before, without rebooting
the
> > > > machine
> > > > > > inbetween then the problem doesn't manifest itself, so maybe
it's
> > some
> > > > > sort
> > > > > > of timing issue.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > Greig Jones [autodesk product support]
> > > > > > > "Stephen Tall" wrote in message
> > > > > > > news:smileyfrustrated:MRT374657199@smartdrive.co.uk...
> > > > > > > > Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings.
Normally I
> > > > start
> > > > > > > sketch
> > > > > > > > up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog.
Today
> > I
> > > > > tried
> > > > > > > > double clicking the file from explorer and got a message
saying
> > > > "can't
> > > > > > > find
> > > > > > > > file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi
> > terminated.
> > > I
> > > > > now
> > > > > > > > have an application running called Content Librarian, but no
> > > Sketch.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Anyone else seen this?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on
a
> > > mapped
> > > > > > > network
> > > > > > > > drive.
> > > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > > Stephen Tall
> > > > > > > > SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith,
> > Cambridge,
> > > > > PE28
> > > > > > > 3PX,
> > > > > > > > UK
> > > > > > > > Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> > > > > > > > http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
*Rafuse, L.
Message 19 of 19 (87 Views)

Re: Now that's (not) funny....

01-01-2002 08:55 PM in reply to: *Tall, Stephen
I tried this on several of the Dell computers we have here and they all worked
fine except the laptop. For some reason it gives me the error you indicated
when you double click on a file. Computers range from an old 133 MHZ to a few
month new 1.x GHZ unit. Laptop is a 300MHZ (I Think). All have Windows 98 SE.

Does not seem to matter if it is on a mapped drive or its own C drive.
--
Len Rafuse
Vision Engineering

Stephen Tall wrote:

> Hmm, just went to start work on some mech drawings. Normally I start sketch
> up, then navigate to the directory using the open dialog. Today I tried
> double clicking the file from explorer and got a message saying "can't find
> file blah blah blah" and sketch appears to have quasi terminated. I now
> have an application running called Content Librarian, but no Sketch.
>
> Anyone else seen this?
>
> Btw using Win95 (osr2), PIII 600 128MB RAM etc. File is on a mapped network
> drive.
> --
> Stephen Tall
> SmartDrive Limited, The Old School, Colne Road, Earith, Cambridge, PE28 3PX,
> UK
> Tel : +44 (0)1487 843663 Fax : +44 (0)1487 843661
> http://www.smartdrive.co.uk
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