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Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Jaco van der Molen - 2016-05-27

Hi Roland,

Is it me, or does LDCad not write a file when I "save as..."
I edited a file, saved it with another name, closed LDCad, restarted it later: no new file?

Jaco


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Roland Melkert - 2016-05-27

(2016-05-27, 10:52)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: Hi Roland,

Is it me, or does LDCad not write a file when I "save as..."
I edited a file, saved it with another name, closed LDCad, restarted it later: no new file?

Jaco

As far I know it works like expected (did a small test to be sure).

Maybe you put it somewhere different, is it listed in the recent list?


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Jaco van der Molen - 2016-05-29

(2016-05-27, 16:33)Roland Melkert Wrote: Maybe you put it somewhere different, is it listed in the recent list?

Nope, I searched my whole machine for the filename and did not find it.
Nor is the file listed in the recent file list.
I'll double check tomorrow.


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Jaco van der Molen - 2016-05-29

After some research, Here is what's happening: when I save as the file and path is shown in the window.
If I just close LDCad, the file is not written. It is not to be found in on the drive and folder I specified.
Re-opening LDCad the new file is not in de recent file list.
If I save as and first choose close from the file menu and the quit LDCad, the file is written and reopening LDCad at the top of the recent file list and the newly saved file is present on the drive and in the folder I want....


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Roland Melkert - 2016-05-30

(2016-05-29, 20:41)Jaco van der Molen Wrote: After some research, Here is what's happening: when I save as the file and path is shown in the window.
If I just close LDCad, the file is not written. It is not to be found in on the drive and folder I specified.
Re-opening LDCad the new file is not in de recent file list.
If I save as and first choose close from the file menu and the quit LDCad, the file is written and reopening LDCad at the top of the recent file list and the newly saved file is present on the drive and in the folder I want....

This sounds very strange, is this a new file or an existing one?

Could you send me the original file so I might replicate it. And the log file from a problem run might give some insight to.


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Jaco van der Molen - 2016-05-30

Any file. Only first time creation does work, eg. start a new file and save (as).
But saving an existing file under a different name and/or drive and/or folder simply does not create a file.

The only thing I think can confuse is most of the time I simply create a new model by starting a new file and immediately start building like it was a normal LDR file. Then in the progress of building I end up with some submodels and then I save as MPD with extension .mpd.
Perhaps that is the problem.

I tested on two machines (work and home).

I'll take some screenshots or screencapture a movie illustrating the problem tomorrow.


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Jaco van der Molen - 2016-05-31

See video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgDVna-Fkk8
Now closing the file and then close LCDad does not even save the file!


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Philippe Hurbain - 2016-05-31

A weird issue. At first I thought it was a problem specific to Jaco's machine as I could't reproduce it, but now I did... sometimes, depending on the model. In the archive attached, the mine loader doesn't "save as" while the fire plane does. Log file also included.


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Merlijn Wissink - 2016-05-31

I think it just is a Windows permissions issue. You're trying to save the file somewhere in a folder in the C root.

I've just tried the same and both save and save as don't work for a location like that, unless I start LDCad as administrator.


RE: Save as does not save in LDCad 1.5? - Jaco van der Molen - 2016-05-31

@ Philo: I just noticed too that it is not the case with all models. Some work, some don't.
@ Merlijn: I am full admin on all my machines and can write any file in any folder on C: drive. On my laptop home I have a D: drive partitioned as Data drive and files don't save there too.
@ Roland: good luck solving this problem :-)
@ Me: verify if the file saved. I lost some work due this "bug"... :-)