On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 04:29:08PM +0100, Marc Rechté wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am facing a similar problem to what I faced sometime ago with Excel 11
> when saving a modified xls file on a smb share: the application was
> saying the file is already used by another user (although this was not
> the case). The Excel problem was solved by adding a registry string
> somewhere in Excel registry key (documented in the Microsoft knowledge
> base).
>
> Now we are facing the same problem with AutoCAD. After having loaded
> one's file for editing, it complains that the file is already used when
> trying to save it. If trying several times to save the file, it will
> eventually get through and save it without complaining !
>
> Seems there are several file lock problems with AutoCAD when searching
> the list archives.
>
> Is there a solution, either in the Windows registry or in the smb.conf a
> solution to that problem ?
>
> This is a serious problem at my client's site especially they mostly use
> AutoCAD as their primary business tool...
>
> Many thanks for any help.


We've fixed several bugs w.r.t. Excel integration since 3.0.10.
I'd suggest testing the latest stable release (3.0.24) and seeing
if you can reproduce the problem.

Jeremy.
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