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BAD CAD - The Server and the Network

I have seen many problems that arise from the network or the server.

Here is a quick listing of things to check when drawings get weird:

  1. The XREF paths are a mixture of Relative Paths and Hard Coded Paths.

  2. Someone changed the permissions of the server folders.

  3. The Network licensing software is acting up.

  4. Users are opening files over the WAN.

  5. File locking on the server.

Checking on these items will most likely give you some clues as to why your files may not be working correctly.