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chris.a.perry
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Registered: ‎08-09-2010
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Overwriting dvb's currently being accessed by others

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08-25-2010 08:04 AM

I've got a number of DVB's located in a folder that is read-only to the users, but write access for me. I'm trying to update the VBA code in these dvb's, but since users have loaded them, windows won't let me overwrite (either by saving in autocad, or renaming/replacing in windows explorer).

 

Is there a better way I should be setting these up, or do I just need to wait until everyone has closed autocad to update these? Anyway to setup autocad so that users can load these files without locking them?

 

--Autocad 2008 w/vba patches--

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andrewpuller3811
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Re: Overwriting dvb's currently being accessed by others

09-20-2010 12:54 AM in reply to: chris.a.perry

I have a few dvbs on a network share and have setup the acad.lsp file on each users computer to run a lsp file on the network that checks if a file needs updating and copies the relevant dvb onto the local machine.

 

This means that anytime I update a dvb, the next time the user starts autocad, the file(s) gets updated.

 

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Andrew Puller
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chris.a.perry
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Re: Overwriting dvb's currently being accessed by others

09-20-2010 05:58 AM in reply to: andrewpuller3811

Yeah, that's not a bad solution. The other thing we were considering doing was making an MSI for the entire profile (blocks, tool palettes, dvb's, lsp's, scr's, etc), and doing a windows style install for the whole thing, which essentially does what you described, except using windows installer tools rather than autocad.

 

Thanks!

 

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