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*Patnaude, David
Message 1 of 11 (80 Views)

How can I set the support paths without going to every station

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08-02-2000 06:16 AM
I am trying to setup AutoCAD 2000i on our system of 25 cadd users. I would
like to be able to add some entries to the support paths for the users home
directory and the pc3 files that will be stored on the network.

How can I do this without going to every station and running the chance
that the users will later change the settings?

What I can see doing do far from the AutoCAD help would be to manually add
entries to each support path with a DOS environment variable. As an example
I could set a environment variable called JobDir and then in the Project
Path add the entry %JobDir% to use this path when AutoCAD starts. This
would mean going to every station though to add these environment
variables.

Are there already equivalent AutoCAD environment variables that can be set
before acad starts? Do the old acad=, acaddrv=, acadcfg= still work like
acad12?

Is there a better way for creating a consistent network setup?

--
David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
*Yarbrough, Tobi
Message 2 of 11 (80 Views)

Re: How can I set the support paths without going to every station

08-02-2000 02:05 PM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
What type of OS are you running on your server?

"David Patnaude" wrote in message
news:8F84560A8dmpziplink@167.216.240.240...
> I am trying to setup AutoCAD 2000i on our system of 25 cadd users. I would
> like to be able to add some entries to the support paths for the users
home
> directory and the pc3 files that will be stored on the network.
>
> How can I do this without going to every station and running the chance
> that the users will later change the settings?
>
> What I can see doing do far from the AutoCAD help would be to manually add
> entries to each support path with a DOS environment variable. As an
example
> I could set a environment variable called JobDir and then in the Project
> Path add the entry %JobDir% to use this path when AutoCAD starts. This
> would mean going to every station though to add these environment
> variables.
>
> Are there already equivalent AutoCAD environment variables that can be set
> before acad starts? Do the old acad=, acaddrv=, acadcfg= still work like
> acad12?
>
> Is there a better way for creating a consistent network setup?
>
> --
> David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
> dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
*Farmer, Jeremiah
Message 3 of 11 (80 Views)

Re: How can I set the support paths without going to every station

08-02-2000 02:46 PM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
You should definitely have AutoCAD always
installed in the same folder, and then using
Profiles will massively speed up the task.

But adding specifically named folders for each
user's personal folder would require some trickiness.

-- Jeremiah

=====================================
Lifted Axis
www.liftedaxis.com
Great AutoCAD Tools starting at $10
=====================================
*B, Jimmy
Message 4 of 11 (80 Views)

Re: How can I set the support paths without going to every station

08-03-2000 03:25 AM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
David,
here's a way to do it, can be placed in a lisp that is loaded at start...
(setenv "ACAD" (strcat (getenv "ACAD") ";" "r:\herecomesthepath"))
if you want more info post at customization
--
Best regards: Jimmy B
CAD coordinator at Emtunga International AB
http://hem.fyristorg.com/cadman/
www.emtunga.com
"David Patnaude" wrote in message news:8F84560A8dmpziplink@167.216.240.240...
> I am trying to setup AutoCAD 2000i on our system of 25 cadd users. I would
> like to be able to add some entries to the support paths for the users home
> directory and the pc3 files that will be stored on the network.
>
> How can I do this without going to every station and running the chance
> that the users will later change the settings?
>
> What I can see doing do far from the AutoCAD help would be to manually add
> entries to each support path with a DOS environment variable. As an example
> I could set a environment variable called JobDir and then in the Project
> Path add the entry %JobDir% to use this path when AutoCAD starts. This
> would mean going to every station though to add these environment
> variables.
>
> Are there already equivalent AutoCAD environment variables that can be set
> before acad starts? Do the old acad=, acaddrv=, acadcfg= still work like
> acad12?
>
> Is there a better way for creating a consistent network setup?
>
> --
> David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
> dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
*Patnaude, David
Message 5 of 11 (80 Views)

Re:

08-03-2000 05:17 AM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
yarbrough@envirogenm.com (Tobi Yarbrough) wrote in
:

>What type of OS are you running on your server?
>
>"David Patnaude" wrote in message
>news:8F84560A8dmpziplink@167.216.240.240...
>> I am trying to setup AutoCAD 2000i on our system of 25 cadd users. I
>> would like to be able to add some entries to the support paths for the
>> users
>home
>> directory and the pc3 files that will be stored on the network.
>>
>> How can I do this without going to every station and running the
>> chance that the users will later change the settings?
>>
>> What I can see doing do far from the AutoCAD help would be to manually
>> add entries to each support path with a DOS environment variable. As
>> an
>example
>> I could set a environment variable called JobDir and then in the
>> Project Path add the entry %JobDir% to use this path when AutoCAD
>> starts. This would mean going to every station though to add these
>> environment variables.
>>
>> Are there already equivalent AutoCAD environment variables that can be
>> set before acad starts? Do the old acad=, acaddrv=, acadcfg= still
>> work like acad12?
>>
>> Is there a better way for creating a consistent network setup?
>>
>> --
>> David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
>> dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
>
>

NetWare 5.1 server. Clients are Win95 and Win NT Workstation.
--
David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
*Patnaude, David
Message 6 of 11 (80 Views)

Re:

08-03-2000 05:20 AM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
froggy@liftedaxis.com (Jeremiah Farmer) wrote in
:

>You should definitely have AutoCAD always
>installed in the same folder, and then using
>Profiles will massively speed up the task.
>
>But adding specifically named folders for each
>user's personal folder would require some trickiness.
>
>-- Jeremiah
>
>=====================================
>Lifted Axis
>www.liftedaxis.com
>Great AutoCAD Tools starting at $10
>=====================================
>
>

Once I rollot out the clients, they will all be installed the same way from
the network install so that should work out ok. We have a network
license running on NetWare 5.1. With the profiles, is there a way to
automatically add a profile. I know the /p switch will load a specific
profile, but how do you get the profile to each machine?
--
David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
*Patnaude, David
Message 7 of 11 (80 Views)

Re:

08-03-2000 05:23 AM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
cadman@yesbox.net (Jimmy B) wrote in :

>David,
>here's a way to do it, can be placed in a lisp that is loaded at start...
>(setenv "ACAD" (strcat (getenv "ACAD") ";" "r:\herecomesthepath"))
>if you want more info post at customization

Thanks, I like that one. It is easy to copy acad.lsp to every machine and
then it will be all set. I assume this works for any of the ACAD
environment variables since I also want the plotter config files to be in a
network folder to be accessed by all clients.

Thanks,
--
David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
*Farmer, Jeremiah
Message 8 of 11 (80 Views)

Re:

08-03-2000 10:14 AM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
I haven't found an automatic way to handle profiles.

But tantamount in any draftperson's training is
where the Fonts folder is on the network, where
the Incoming and Outgoing email and FTP folders
are, and where the Profile folder is. Whenever any
changes are made to their toolbars, they should
export their Profile to the folder, and whenver anything
is screwy with their AutoCAD, they should import
their saved Portfolio before waking up the IT guy.

-- Jeremiah

=====================================
Lifted Axis
www.liftedaxis.com
Great AutoCAD Tools starting at $10
=====================================
*Patnaude, David
Message 9 of 11 (80 Views)

Re:

08-03-2000 12:02 PM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
>export their Profile to the folder, and whenver anything
>is screwy with their AutoCAD, they should import
>their saved Portfolio before waking up the IT guy.
>
>-- Jeremiah
>
>=====================================
>Lifted Axis
>www.liftedaxis.com
>Great AutoCAD Tools starting at $10
>=====================================
>
>

I wish it were that easy here. I can type out instructions for this stuff,
distribute it to everyone, and they will still call.
--
David Patnaude, MCSE, MCP+I
dpatnaude@tamsconsultants.com
*B, Jimmy
Message 10 of 11 (80 Views)

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08-03-2000 02:01 PM in reply to: *Patnaude, David
It also works with
\Plotters is "PrinterConfigDir"
\drv is "PrinterDescDir"
\Plot Styles is "PrinterStyleSheetDir"
\Templates is "TemplatePath"
\Data Links is "DatabaseWorkSpacePath"

--
Best regards: Jimmy B
CAD coordinator at Emtunga International AB
http://hem.fyristorg.com/cadman/
www.emtunga.com

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