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*Nick
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Strange Error...

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11-03-1999 01:35 PM
I am currently having a problem of similar nature. Running Win95 on a Pent
II 300 Gateway machine with A2K and opening and saving the drawings on a
Novell 4.11 for Small Business server.
I find if I xref / overlay a drawing "B" to an existing drawing "A", then
DETACH that same dwg "B" and then try to open the "B" drawing it says the
file is read only and cannot be opened. If you close AutoCad and then try
to delete the dwg "B" it will not allow it as it says the dwg "B" is in use
or writeprotected.!@#
Nick

jerry milana [Autodesk] wrote in message <37E7B2B5.BAEF4457@autodesk.com>...
>Phix,
>
>What operating system are you running on the server? What OS are you using
on your workstations?
>
>Using SAVEAS should suffice to save your work to another file name when
this happens, I think you will find this easier than blocking the
>geometry out.
>
>Jerry Milana,
>Autodesk Product Support
>
>Phix wrote:
>
>> <<< Message <7s4dqb$aad4@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted
to 'autodesk.autocad.drafting' on Sun, 19 Sep 1999 21:40:55 -0700.>>>
>>
>> Has anyone found in A2k a problem where some dwg files cannot be saved, w
>> blocked, or cut/copied and pasted? The error states that the file is
>> currently in use (which it is not). Further more, the files can be very
>> difficult to delete (using windows or DOS). We had experienced this on 2
>> seperate work stations. For the files to be deleted, all acad users on
the
>> network had to shut down completely! This was the only way our Network
>> Admin. could delete the files. The only way to save the dwg's was to
block
>> the entire drawing and start a new drawing, then using Design center,
drag
>> the block from the corrupted dwg into the new dwg and save it as the same
>> name (or another name, that doesn't matter). Very strange... I don't know
>> what could cause it. Other than that the machines experience no other
probs.
>>
>> -phix
>
*Phix
Message 2 of 3 (113 Views)

Re: Strange Error...

11-03-1999 01:35 PM in reply to: *Nick
<<< Message <7s4dqb$aad4@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.drafting' on Sun, 19 Sep 1999 21:40:55 -0700.>>>

Has anyone found in A2k a problem where some dwg files cannot be saved, w
blocked, or cut/copied and pasted? The error states that the file is
currently in use (which it is not). Further more, the files can be very
difficult to delete (using windows or DOS). We had experienced this on 2
seperate work stations. For the files to be deleted, all acad users on the
network had to shut down completely! This was the only way our Network
Admin. could delete the files. The only way to save the dwg's was to block
the entire drawing and start a new drawing, then using Design center, drag
the block from the corrupted dwg into the new dwg and save it as the same
name (or another name, that doesn't matter). Very strange... I don't know
what could cause it. Other than that the machines experience no other probs.

-phix
*[Autodesk], jerry milana
Message 3 of 3 (113 Views)

Re:

11-03-1999 01:35 PM in reply to: *Nick
Phix,

What operating system are you running on the server? What OS are you using on your workstations?

Using SAVEAS should suffice to save your work to another file name when this happens, I think you will find this easier than blocking the
geometry out.

Jerry Milana,
Autodesk Product Support

Phix wrote:

> <<< Message <7s4dqb$aad4@adesknews2.autodesk.com> was originally posted to 'autodesk.autocad.drafting' on Sun, 19 Sep 1999 21:40:55 -0700.>>>
>
> Has anyone found in A2k a problem where some dwg files cannot be saved, w
> blocked, or cut/copied and pasted? The error states that the file is
> currently in use (which it is not). Further more, the files can be very
> difficult to delete (using windows or DOS). We had experienced this on 2
> seperate work stations. For the files to be deleted, all acad users on the
> network had to shut down completely! This was the only way our Network
> Admin. could delete the files. The only way to save the dwg's was to block
> the entire drawing and start a new drawing, then using Design center, drag
> the block from the corrupted dwg into the new dwg and save it as the same
> name (or another name, that doesn't matter). Very strange... I don't know
> what could cause it. Other than that the machines experience no other probs.
>
> -phix
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