AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 save as issue

Posted on 2011-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi All,

I have a client who when he saves a drawing using the Save As function and then chooses a different location, the program will actually save to the original location and over write the current drawing. Does anyone have any ideas regarding this?
Question by:ccpjc
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    Expert Comment

    does the program ask if he wishes to overwrite the file?

    does the user have the latest service pack installed?
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    Author Comment

    Yes, when he tries to save as to his desktop instead of the server folder where it was originally located he gets a prompt to over write the file, if he clicks yes then it saves in the original location instead

    I will have to check on the SP
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    Accepted Solution

    i have noticed this problem as well and have found a work around that seems to help:

    Run the save as command
    in the Save Drawing As window you click on the desktop quick link on the left, or select desktop from the "Save in:" drop down
    make sure to click into the the blank white area of the file listing area
    if you do this correctly the preview on the right will go blank
    click the save button

    apparently this is a problem within AutoCAD that even if you select a new location to save the file it is still referring to the old location, which is why it is giving a preview of the file

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