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VW 2018 Project sharing

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Hi,

 

Anybody using VW 2018 project sharing?

We have had quite a lot of problems using it.

 

1. The object base checkout seems not to work properly and we had to be very strict on only using layer checkout.

Often we could do changes to objects another person had checked out.

 

2. One person in committing but the changes are not saved to the project file. The person doing the changes do a commit and it even comes up as a change in the other persons working file, both as an update on the refresh button and in the history of the project sharing menu. But the change is just not there. We had to do a projectile from the person that had done the plan changes and the changes done by the other person on the facades just had to be discharged. This is a very annoying problem. It seems that the connection to the project file is suddenly just lost, or is working half way. Some stuff is committed other things not.

 

We are updating to SP 2 today and hope that these issues will be improved.

 

Any others having the same problem?

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Have updated to SP2 and we still have problems with changes not being committed properly. 

Some changes are committed like updating saved views, but adding a new layer are not committed.

 

We have now changed the settings in the working file that  was the problem in the project sharing menu on "Settings" to have ticked on "Safe Save"

It now seems to work.

If others have the same problem this can be the issue.

 

Anybody else using project sharing in 2018?

 

The unstable issue on object based check out seems to continue...... 

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Active shared projects are one of the reasons I've kept our office on 2017.  I'm going to keep it that way for a while I think, seeing this.

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If you dont use project sharing and just a regular vwx file it works fine :)

 

And now we hope no more problems with partial committing.

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8 hours ago, ida said:

If you dont use project sharing and just a regular vwx file it works fine :)

 

Hah, if I don't open the software it can't crash...

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We have experienced the same issues with some commits not saving. I don't know if this has to do with the SMB/AFP file sharing protocol for macs. 

Working offline does not work properly anymore as you cannot just have the layers checked out but also all the objects on that layer checked out which is difficult/time consuming to filter out. 

 

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On 12/18/2017 at 3:22 PM, nahekul said:

 

We have experienced the same issues with some commits not saving.

 

Could you please clarify the problem you are experiencing? Also what version of Vectorworks are you using?

 

On 12/18/2017 at 3:22 PM, nahekul said:

Working offline does not work properly anymore as you cannot just have the layers checked out but also all the objects on that layer checked out which is difficult/time consuming to filter out. 

Once you check out a layer, you own all the objects on that layer. You do not need to check out individual objects on that layer. As far a filtering out objects, have you used the "Custom Check Out..." menu command under the Tools menu?

 

Thanks,

Tolu

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