Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Unfortunately, it doesn't automatically find the Translators, at least on Mac. It also doesn't work if you copy them directly into the support folder, where they are theoretically stored.
(on a Mac, it's the hidden folder <User>/Library/Application support/GRAPHISOFT/DXF-DWG Translators 21.0.0 USA)
The only way I know to share these it to hit the Browse button in the DXF-DWG Translation Setup dialog. Then it just creates a link. Here's the conundrum when you have multiple users:
1. If you link everyone in your office to the same network share (which we do), then they won't have access to the Translator when they're out and about on a laptop. Also, the network share must have read/write access (at least this used to be the case in AC19) or it won't work. Therefore, clumsy users could overwrite the file.
2. If you copy to your hard drive and link from there, it will be more stable, but if you use an external reference DWG "Template File" (recommended, under "Save Options") then it has to be re-pathed for every computer. Also, if an improvement is made, it won't update all machines.
I believe it will automatically install Translators if you create a Deployed Installation Package. But that seems like a bigger pain than just telling everyone where to find support files.
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