AutoCAD 2013 :: Etransmit A File Containing Only Xrefs Still Paths To Network Not Zip Folder
Jul 19, 2013
I have files that contain only XREFs, some have up to 20. When I try to use etransmit to share these files, the paths are still looking for the network and not the contents of the zip file.They are all Overlays Full path
I swear that it worked before but I cannot replicate it.I cannot share the zipped file with anyone not connected to our network as all references are lost.
Is there a way for xrefs to stay attached to a drawing file when using Dropbox as a network? All files are saved to the dropbox which is loaded on both computers that need to access the files. If I do work and save an xref in a file that is then opened by someone else on a different computer, the xref is not loaded and has to be re-routed. Is there a way to avoid having to reroute xrefs everytime someone different opens the file?
I seem to not be able to add a folder that is on our network for content explorer all I see is my computers folders not the servers folder. Is there away to add them? I've tried to drag and drop and it says cant find or have access to warning.
I recently installed Autocad 2014 with Carlson Survey 2014. When I use Etransmit or file conversion i get a Fatal Error. when i uninstall the civil 3d object enabler, the problem goes away, but i need the object enabler and i need to convert files. Is this not a major issue that Autodesk would consider important enough to address, or is the object enabler minor in comparison to other issues?
We are 3 ppl working on a project and facing this problem that when we open a file with xrefs, they lose their paths. Even when we fix it once, the next time someone else opens in their computer its lost again.
We prefer to detach all xrefs when exiting a base file instead of unloading them. Is there a way to have autocad remember which xrefs were used in the base file so that they can be reloaded all at once next time.
I am trying to repath our xrefs from hard paths to relative paths. for example, currently our xref paths look similar to this:
F:/208009.00/arch/floorplan and we would like to repath it to: ../arch/floorplan
I have already tried to use reference manager. it takes far too long and usually fails to work.
heres where im at. i would like to use the redir command where i put in the old path as f:/208009.00 and new path as ..
however we have hundreds fo drawings in multiple folders that need to be changed. i am looking for a way to dynamically import the path info without having to enter each path manually. i have a script to isolate the info i need per drawing, but cannot figure out how to transparently input it into the 'new path' option of the redir command.
I know that data referenced drawings can be included in an eTransmit. However the drefs don't appear to repath when doing so. Any way to promote data references using eTransmit?
For context, we are trying to find a good way to archive all the project files at certain milestones. eTransmit does a good job of gathering up all the files referenced in a sheet set. It appears to repath the acad xrefs but the drefs still refer back to the working model files.
I get an error when I try to eTransmit from the sheet set manager.An error occurred attempting to create the transmittal. Please make sure the target location is writable and that the target disk has sufficient space.
What is the best method to re-path x-refs in a project whose folder has been moved. We are talking about 60-100 x-refs here.The originals were created in ACA 2009 and were not pathed relatively; nor was Project Navigator used. We are currently using ACA 2014.
I'm using AutoCAD Architecture 2012. I cannot get the darn thing to create an Etransmit file. I'm sure it is some setting that I'm missing, but for the life of me I can not find it! It runs everything just like it is creating the file, but when everything is done, there is no file. I thought maybe it is creating the file somewhere that I didn't tell it to create the file at, but I can't find the file any where on my computer.
what I'm doing now is closing out 2012 and opening the file(s) in 2011 and creating the etransmit there, because it works. Is this a bug for 2012?
I am just beginning with the 2014 AutoCAD. It continues to tell me to open sample drawings from the "Class file folder" in the text book. I have not been able to locate this folder with the samples in it. Where would this be located?
I noticed that my computer was slowing up, BIG time. This thing's got dual quad core Xeon, 12gb DDR3, ATI FireGL V8600, etc. I could hear it processing something constantly and as I was in CAD I couldn't really do anything. When I opened the task manager and looked at the processes, "accoreconsole. exe" (an AutoCAD component) was using 10.5gb of memory. On my performance tab, my memory was maxed at 11.5gb for at least a half hour.
Today, I dealt with it all day long by ending the process whenever I'd notice it on the list of processes, or if the computer suddenly began to lag. I've also been having trouble with Dropbox. Not sure if this would at all be related but, if I try to save a file to a shared dropbox folder, it gets to 81% and freezes with the (Not Responding) message up top. I can save just fine to my network folder though.
I'm a single user at a small company tooling company. I've created a handful of useful iFeatures that I've saved just in the default path: C:UsersPublicDocumentsAutodeskInventor 2013Catalog
However, we're in discussions now about hiring another designer, so as I do new projects, I've been trying to do things cleaner and making sure that the method to my madness is obvious. So I'm considering moving the contents of this folder to a network drive, and also one that's independent of Inventor upgrades (version # in the folder path).
My question is this: In the application settings, there are (3) different path settings on the iFeatures tab. How are these different?
When I've developed iFeatures I've usually had them initially in the Workspace directory for the current project. Once completed and tested, I would put them in the default folder. When I go to insert one later, the "Insert iFeature" dialog box doesn't take me to this path and I have to look it up all the time. It just takes me back to wherever I inserted the last one from. So what does this path in the settings box actually do for me?
If there's no "shortcut" to point to the iFeature root folder quickly, why do I care where I put them? Couln't I create a network folder such as "Z:CADifeatures" for these and add it as a Library to my projects and save myself time? I'd also not have to change the settings and/or make copies when we upgrade to IV2014.
Would there be a downside to doing this? It almost seems too easy and like there's room for product improvement here.
I have 4 plans of the a building in separate files, all set to world ucs. I xref in ground floor to the first floor, then move the first floorr so it aligns. I complete the same process for plant room and roof. Having saved all the files I then xref back the first floor into the ground floor using the insertion point as 0,0,0 but the plans do not align???!!! I do the same for the other plans, the plant room plan aligns with ground floor whilst the roof plan aligns with fist floor [but not ground].
I have tried reinserting numerous times but am missing something? The files were supplied to us as dwg format but I do not know the full history.
I regularly recieve files from Architects and of course they have several xrefs. I have all of particular files that are referenced, however i cannot open the main file and have them load in 2013. I also cannot click reload or even detach and then reattach them. Nothing happens. However if i open the file in 2012 it opens just fine then i can bind everything into one. is there a setting i need to change?
I have recently installed Autocad 2014 and am experiencing very slow and jumpy files when using x-refs. The other machines in the office where I work are not experiencing the same problem and apparently my machine is more powerful.
Originally we thought this might be a network issue (as x-refs are being referenced through the network) but when I put the actual reference files on my computer, I experienced the same issue.
Using project navigator my drawings get xrefed from the constructs, through the views, and finally to the sheets tab.
I recently realized that I needed to fix / change my linetypes on 5 different drawings starting at the construct. When I had finally finished fixing the layer linetype / line LTscale / drawing LTscale to get it to look exactly the way that I wanted, I had to go through my views drawings, and the sheets drawings, detach the xrefs, re-attach them, and then modify the layers to the colours that I wanted.
Some people had the same problem about 10 years ago in this thread, and the poster at the bottom sums it all up nicely. This is not a VISRETAIN issue. I just want changes to my linetype changes to flow through all xrefs, just as if I had moved a line.
I would like to see a setting added to CAD that would allow linetype changes to flow through, and a colour setting that would allow colour changes to flow through. Maybe VISRETAIN is too broad of a command, and needs to be broken down into linetypes, colours, LTScales. etc etc etc.
there is a Folder with MXF-Files on our Network that I am accessing trough the gateway. The folder contains 1600 Files. The Browser Display Options are set to Titles. Smoke needs approximately 20 Minutes to show the content of this folder. Every other software on the machine does this within one second. why that is and is there something I can do to speed it up?
I use GIMP at work since a few days but we have a shared network folder where we work from (just to pc's) but the shared folder is on the other pc and I always need to save the files on the network folder. But GIMP only recognises the folder itself and not the content in it and all the subfolders.
i have a large number of drawings that need xrefs detached and re-attached with the latest model xrefs, any way to do them in bulk rather than opening each individual drawing? the problem started a while back, when opening drawings, ACAD is not loading the latest 'saved' model when opening drawings...