Post off topic threads here.
#72893 by Ted B
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:56 am
Since a number of Datacad users also use Sketchup pro, I have a query;
Why does Layout occasionally not let me "save" and force me to "save-as" a new file? I use Sketchup-Layout for construction drawings along with Datacad, and it's annoys me that I wind-up the multiple historical-copies of my file when I don't need them. I either have to go-back and manually-delete them and their backups, or accept that tens of Megs of hard drive-space are wasted on their existence. For a small project that only takes me a few hours over the course of a few days, I can have three or four historical-copies stacked-up in the hard drive-folder.

Typically this happens when I re-open the file the next day to continue-work, or occasionally at the end of the session when I want to "save and exit" the file. It's either identified as available but only as "read-only", or the PC claims the file is still "open" somewhere and won't let ne "save and exit" -- I have to "save-as" a new file, then "exit". Usually it's the Layout file that does this, but occasionally the model Sketchup file has the same behavior. If the Sketchup file does this, I then have to re-insert the newly-named file(s) as the reference file(s) back into the Layout file, which is cumbersome.

It's not a mission-critical fault, but I have several gigs of hard drive-space tied up in no-longer-needed interim-files.

UPDATE: Dec 19th Yesterday afternoon in a split-second of distraction this happened and I accidentally overwrite another project's completed-file (in an adjacent folder) for the same client. Fortunately I hadn't sent it to the client yet, so I'll just have to spend a few hours re-doing my work from Friday before sending the sealed drawings to the client. **grrrr...**

My normal S.O.P. is to sequentially identify the file-versions -- m1 Project-name, m1a Project-name, m1c Project-name, m2 Project-name (if a major change/revision), etc... Sketchup models are M1 XXXXXX, Layout files are P1 XXXXXX, Autocad files are V1 XXXXXX, etc...

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

About DataCAD Forum

The DataCAD Forum is a FREE online community we provide to enhance your experience with DataCAD.

We hope you'll visit often to get answers, share ideas, and interact with other DataCAD users around the world.

DataCAD

Software for AEC Professionals Since 1984