I crack me up.
Anyway, mea culpa, I was wrong. I’ll repeat that, I was wrong. The problems I ran into last week had nothing to do with the _recover file, but with the Pipe Network and Data References I was using.
At the time, I did speak with some brilliant guys, everything else seemed to be working, and the only culprit we could find was the use of the _recover file. A week later, things start going south again, we have a bit more time to investigate, and no _recover was involved. More conversations, e-mails and a full Vault shipment later, and it appears the pipes were the source of my problem. It would appear that the problems will be addressed in the SP2 release (No, I don’t know when,) and we’ll move forward.
In the meantime, _recover still gives me the creeps. If I haven’t done just a ton of work since my last save, I would simply go back to the last saved version, or to getting the Latest Version from the Vault. With that said…
If you’ve done a lot of work, and _recover is your only hope, then try this out. I don’t like the Naming Conflicts that arise, but I think I can work around them. This technique is a best guess! I don’t have a crash suspect handy, but I’ve moved data references using this technique before. Here’s how:
- I have a drawing called PIPES.dwg. I’ve checked it out and in a couple of times, it has an alignment (LINE-A) and a pipe network (SANI). I manage to bomb out of Acad, and go ahead and create the PIPES_Recover.dwg. Remember that Vault has PIPES.dwg checked out to me at this point.
- Open C3D backup, and open the PIPES_recover.dwg from your working folder. Perform a SAVEAS and overwrite the working folder version of your PIPES.dwg.
- Delete the LINE-A and SANI from the drawing, then check it back in, but keep it checked out. This should remove the references to those objects in the Project.xml file.
- Close (Autocad CLOSE) the PIPES.dwg and reopen the PIPES_recover.dwg. Because you have PIPES.dwg checked out, you should be able to now SAVEAS on the PIPES_recover.dwg and overwrite the PIPES.dwg file.
- Reopen PIPES.dwg and check it back in. You should now be able to publish your LINE-A and SANI network without problem.
I cannot test this right now, it’s time to go push the kiddo on the swing. If you crash out, and recover is your hope, it’s worth a shot. Let me know how it works. If it doesn’t work, I’ll post that as well!