I just hired our first employee this week and I wasn't working on Dropbox prior to this. I've just been using a portable hard drive. Now I'm slowly moving our files over to dropbox so the employee can access it however, I feel like I'm missing something because I'm having trouble with using cloud storage and plan files.
How should I be using dropbox to share plan and layout files?
Do I need to backup the file every single time and then place it in the dropbox folder? Seems like a lot of work, and a TON of copies... I fear it will confuse everyone.
Can the plan file be backed up ONCE (for the initial transfer) and placed in dropbox, and then once unzipped, use that plan file to work in? Will this cause autosave issues?
Do I need to relocate my autosave folder?
Any other tips would be extremely helpful. I'm getting very stressed about this whole cloud migration process. I appreciate it!
I am an Architect (Lic. in MD & NY) working on a deck addition for a waterfront property in Mashpee, Massachusetts. The project is for a relative of mine. The AHJ has told me I would need to have MA seal and signature on the drawings. I am seeking to collaborate with a MA licensed design professional. I could provide completed CDs for review and comment or would be open to however the local design professional would be comfortable working together. See attached preliminary design scheme. If interested please contact me.
Michael Dolce, Architect
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Hi, Can anyone tell me if its possible to share or use the same files across MAC & PC? Is the plan and layout files the same format/file type?
We currently are using windows PC but are considering adding a MAC in the mix.
Are there any issues with using both MAC and PC?
Can we share the same plan and layout files, library, etc between PC and MAC? or do we need separate files for each?
Chief Architect Premier X7
Chief Architect Premier X8
We recently started using CAx7 to design and build all of our jobs requiring plans but often run into situations needing the stamp of an engineer. We need to find an engineer that would be able to use the work we've put into producing the design and layout files to produce their set and collaborate with us in the process. Our typical requirements are for small home additions and random structural approvals as required by the building department. If anyone is interested, or knows someone who is, please let me know. I am also fairly new to CAx7 (background is Revit/ACAD/Rhino) so there may be a bit of a learning curve on the front end as I get over my "bad habits".