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Re: Setting initial open directory to folder with given name
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2007, 11:59:02 AM »
Ughh Keith  :cry: It sort of worked. Here's the deal when I tried it it opened to a folder called Drawings but when I expanded she also had a drawings folder on her C:. I looked inside it and there was one file so I moved it to the folder on her E: and deleted the drawings folder from her C:. Now when I run the routine I get this message:

Bad file name or number

What do I need to fix this?
Dan

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Re: Setting initial open directory to folder with given name
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2007, 01:33:50 PM »
a simple fix in the FindPath function add an error handler ..

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On Error Resume Next

Well, not really an error handler .. but it does the same ...
Put it right after the Dims in the function
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Re: Setting initial open directory to folder with given name
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2007, 02:35:28 PM »
yeeeeessss thank you thank you thank you Keith it works now. I have a question to ask about VBA in general now. I have several file which load from acad.lsp for all of my users, this being one of them. Everytime I need to make a change I have to save it as something else which isn't bas as I am still in the very early learning stages. Once I get it working however I want to be able to Save it as the original without having to have everyone exit Autocad. Is this possible or am I just going about loading things wrong?
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Re: Setting initial open directory to folder with given name
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2007, 03:06:09 PM »
If the dvb is loaded you cannot overwrite it while they are using it (with lisp you can)...
You could create a lisp in the acad.lsp file that copies the file to the local hard drive, then whenever you open up a drawing, it copies the dvb over so they always have the newest file. You will need to make the lisp unload the dvb and reload it.
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Re: Setting initial open directory to folder with given name
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2007, 08:28:43 AM »
hmmm interesting thought. at this point i don't have and am not modifying vba stuff enough to warrant this but maybe eventually thanks again keith for your help with this
Dan

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