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Mon, Nov 5, 2007 at 2:46:58 PM | Worksets and Central Files




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How is everybody dealing with worksets, central files and the like?

We have the central file saved on the network and then a local file saved on your local drive. Having the local file on your local drive is suppose to increase performance, which it does.

The issue that I have is that I end up taking the central file home to work on on occasion (we dont have a port open to connect to the network via the internet and even if I check out all of the worksets I still cant check out dimensions, grids etc. Just a limitation I guess). So then come monday morning I replace the central file with my new central file and do a new save as for my local file. This isnt a problem for me but sometime people forget to create a new local file at the begining of the day and I dont know what will happen if they have an old local file pointing to the new central file (I dont particularly want to find out if I can avoid it). We use to have the local files on our network drive so everytime I swaped out the central file I simply deleted the other local files. By the way incase you are agape in horror that I would do this I let everybody that is working on the project know that I am taking the central file home...

All that said should we be saving our local files locally or on the network? Is there a better way of worksharing? Am I just being paranoid or do we really need to save a new local file everyday (a sugestion that I got from our reseller and a few other users)?

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Tue, Nov 6, 2007 at 9:30:27 AM | Worksets and Central Files



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I haven't had a great deal of experience with the workshared files, but in my limited experience I have found that as long as nobody has modified their local file you can use reload central file to reflect any of the changes you made while having the file checked out. I am not sure how much you can change the central file before this becomes an issue, but it seems that you if you are making a major change then the method you are using is about right. For normal progression of a project you should be able to just reload the central after replacing it on the network. You could test this on one of your local files and if it doesn't work just simply do the process over the way you always do.

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