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uncoolperson

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more back ups... really
« on: January 25, 2006, 04:19:48 PM »
so for some reason our drafters have issues with saving, really... and it doesn't get caught in time to use the back up files

so here's what i'm trying, the problem is that it keeps saving the backup of the file being closed with the filename of the drawing being opened...sometimes


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(vlr-remove-all :VLR-DWG-REACTOR)
(VLR-DWG-REACTOR
  nil
  '((:VLR-BEGINCLOSE . saveacopy))
)
(DEFUN saveacopy (something somethingelse)
  (IF (NOT
(SETQ opened (OPEN (SETQ tempname (STRCAT (GETVAR "SAVEFILEPATH")
  (MENUCMD
    "M=$(edtime,$(getvar,date),mon-dd-yyyy-h-mmam/pm)"
  )
  "-"
  (GETVAR "DWGname")
  )
   )
   "r"
     )
)
      )
      (VLA-SENDCOMMAND
            (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET-ACAD-OBJECT) "activedocument")
            (STRCAT "filedia " "0 " ".save\r" tempname "\r" "filedia " "1 ")
      )
    (CLOSE opened)
  )
)

any ideas

again i appologize this isn't the prettiest code...


Kerry

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Re: more back ups... really
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2006, 12:54:03 AM »
so for some reason our drafters have issues with saving, really... and it doesn't get caught in time to use the back up files

so here's what i'm trying, the problem is that it keeps saving the backup of the file being closed with the filename of the drawing being opened...sometimes


Code: [Select]
(vlr-remove-all :VLR-DWG-REACTOR)
(VLR-DWG-REACTOR
  nil
  '((:VLR-BEGINCLOSE . saveacopy))
)
(DEFUN saveacopy (something somethingelse)
  (IF (NOT
(SETQ opened (OPEN (SETQ tempname (STRCAT (GETVAR "SAVEFILEPATH")
  (MENUCMD
    "M=$(edtime,$(getvar,date),mon-dd-yyyy-h-mmam/pm)"
  )
  "-"
  (GETVAR "DWGname")
  )
   )
   "r"
     )
)
      )
      (VLA-SENDCOMMAND
            (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET-ACAD-OBJECT) "activedocument")
            (STRCAT "filedia " "0 " ".save\r" tempname "\r" "filedia " "1 ")
      )
    (CLOSE opened)
  )
)

any ideas

again i appologize this isn't the prettiest code...

a couple of things ;
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(vlr-remove-all :VLR-DWG-REACTOR) .... What happens if there are other DWG-REACTOR's set in the drawing by other applications ?


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(MENUCMD     "M=$(edtime,$(getvar,date),mon-dd-yyyy-h-mmam/pm)"  )
This may be better as yyyy-mm-dd...etc for file sorting.
kdub, kdub_nz in other timelines.
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uncoolperson

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Re: more back ups... really
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2006, 10:02:13 AM »

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(vlr-remove-all :VLR-DWG-REACTOR) .... What happens if there are other DWG-REACTOR's set in the drawing by other applications ?


thanks, i really don't know why i didn't think of that... thanks for that catch kerry.

uncoolperson

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Re: more back ups... really
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006, 12:06:10 PM »
so i went diging in the vlisp stuff (wow!) i'm still trying to figure all this mess out.. there's probably an easier way then 4 vlax-get's but by replacing

Code: [Select]
(GETVAR "DWGname")
with this

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(STRCAT (VL-FILENAME-BASE
  (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET-ACAD-OBJECT) "activedocument")
"views"
      )
      "document"
    )
    "fullname"
  )
)
".dwg"
)

things seem to work better.... any better ideas?

pmvliet

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Re: more back ups... really
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2006, 12:37:30 PM »
you may also want to set your Autosave to something smaller like 4 minutes as well...

Pieter

Chuck Gabriel

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Re: more back ups... really
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2006, 12:49:28 PM »
so i went diging in the vlisp stuff (wow!) i'm still trying to figure all this mess out.. there's probably an easier way then 4 vlax-get's but by replacing

Code: [Select]
(GETVAR "DWGname")
with this

Code: [Select]
(STRCAT (VL-FILENAME-BASE
  (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET (VLAX-GET-ACAD-OBJECT) "activedocument")
"views"
      )
      "document"
    )
    "fullname"
  )
)
".dwg"
)

things seem to work better.... any better ideas?

could be shortened to:
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(strcat (vl-filename-base
  (vla-get-fullname
    (vla-get-activedocument (vlax-get-acad-object))
  )
)
".dwg"
)

uncoolperson

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Re: more back ups... really
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2006, 01:02:47 PM »
could be shortened to: ...

Thanks... that sure is prettier


you may also want to set your Autosave to something smaller like 4 minutes as well...
the reason for this is the drafters here have found so many different ways to screw a drawing up beyond anything autosave could fix... and so far have been able to screw things up so that this is only going to help about 1/3 of the time!