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« on: September 24, 2004, 12:57:35 PM »
Some odd reason, this lisp does not always tell 'who' has the drawing file open. How so? Is there a specific setting the server/ACAD, etc. needs to be set? Is there another lisp similar to this that works better?

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2004, 02:11:12 PM »
do you have novell network ??

With AutoCAD 2004 you don't need any lisp.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2004, 02:58:19 PM »
We use a windows network, and we aren't looking into any upgrades anytime soon.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005, 06:50:01 AM »
I can't find a way to get whohas to work either.

There is another way to find out though, if you open the dwl file with notepad, it tells you who opened the file and when.
This is how whohas should do it, but doesn't.

I'm sure some of the lisp gurus in here would be able to write up a quick lisp whic would do this for you if they had time, but in the meantime you can at least find out who opened the file.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005, 07:21:35 AM »
I was under the impression that all machines had to have the same lisp running (possibly in the start-up routine), and be logged on as an individual user.
Our network has me logged onto one server as me but the windows password is the same for everyone, so I dont think whohas.lsp works for us.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005, 08:01:09 AM »
open the dwl file with notepad, if it has your info then it woudl work for you.
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2005, 08:08:57 AM »
Yes, the people who you're trying to find have to have it loaded on their machines too. BTW, whohas is an arx file, not a lisp.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005, 08:28:17 AM »
Whohas (if I recall correctly) doesn't work quite right if someone opens a drawing via explorer, that is, they double click it whilst in Windows Explorer.

A work around that I did (again, if I recall correctly) was to pen a little uility that fires on start up -> if WhoHas isn't loaded it writes out the same data (loginname, date, time).

Something like that. I'll try to remember to look this up later today.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2005, 09:26:16 AM »
Quote from: Hudster
open the dwl file with notepad, if it has your info then it woudl work for you.


Where are the dwl files located? :oops:

I have searched my local drive and the network project drive and I can only see one, and thats not todays.

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2005, 09:30:43 AM »
I worked at a company that had a repository for all dwg. It was a network drive that couldn't be accessed through explorer.  If you wanted a particular dwg you ran a lisp that would open a check in/out dialog. You would enter the dwg number and selet check in or check out.  If you checked a dwg out of the repos it would cut the dwg to a specified folder on your C: (everyone was the same) Then it would open it from you C:. Once it cut it it created a file with the dwg number and a .out extension.  This was a text file that had the time of check out and user who check it out, so if you tried to open a dwg that someone already had checked out if showed you who and when in the dialog.  Only the person whom checked it out could check it in.

This was a pretty nice solution, and it worked quite well.  Ibelieve that they paid someone to write it for them but I am sure that it could be duplicated.
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2005, 09:44:18 AM »
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Where are the dwl files located?


mine are in the same folder as the file I opened, they may be hidden files so you might need to change the setting in your windows explorer
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2005, 10:37:09 AM »
I don't belive autocad 2002 created DWL files.

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2005, 12:56:55 PM »
Hi

Check out the following Technical Documents on the Autodesk web site under the Knowledge Base section -

ID: TS25122  - Determine who has drawing open

ID: TS72770 - DWL files in AutoCAD® Release 14 and later releases

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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2005, 04:00:36 AM »
I set our custom.mnl file to include the following (arxload "whohas") this autoloads the whohas.arx file whenever autocad is started.

I still can't get whohas to work, but at least I can look at the DWL file to see who opened the drawing.
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2005, 05:06:29 AM »
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I don't belive autocad 2002 created DWL files.

Pieter


Ah, but reading the articles from Autodesk (thanks Mike) it seems like the whohas.arx file creates them for their own use, or have I read that wrong?

I think when we eventually upgrade to full ACAD we will look into that utility, but while over 50% of the company use LT, there is no point.
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