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    Default autocad files on ONEDRIVE/dropbox

    i have an office computer and also a laptop for mobile/home. i currently use GOODSYNC to sync between them both. i use microsoft onedrive for other things and its always worked great. i just reformatted my laptop and considered moving all drawing files to a onedrive folder and get away from goodsysnc. couple of questions:

    - anyone use onedrive (or dropbox, etc) to store drawings?
    - any issues with working on drawings directly from onedrive?
    - pros/cons of having all files on onedrive?

    i have a separate backup service that backs up all files (crashplan pro) thats a redunant safety measure.

    thanks for the help!

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    Default Re: autocad files on ONEDRIVE/dropbox

    Quote Originally Posted by cadmaster77 View Post
    i have an office computer and also a laptop for mobile/home. i currently use GOODSYNC to sync between them both. i use microsoft onedrive for other things and its always worked great. i just reformatted my laptop and considered moving all drawing files to a onedrive folder and get away from goodsysnc. couple of questions:

    - anyone use onedrive (or dropbox, etc) to store drawings?
    - any issues with working on drawings directly from onedrive?
    - pros/cons of having all files on onedrive?

    i have a separate backup service that backs up all files (crashplan pro) thats a redunant safety measure.

    thanks for the help!
    My team uses OneDrive and Crashplan Pro. I don't have any issues working with AutoCAD files on OneDrive, but, I am using a spotty wifi connection to work. If you have a better connection than I do, you might have a more noticable difference. If working in Revit, I do work on the files locally because it is more likely to crash when slow. But, that's not an issue since I'm the only Revit user in the company.

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    Default Re: autocad files on ONEDRIVE/dropbox

    It shouldn't be any different than working on a local LAN, except a little faster because you are really working from a local cache at C:\Users\username\OneDrive. The files are then synced to the cloud.
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    Default Re: autocad files on ONEDRIVE/dropbox

    i moved all files over. have to say i am much happier, no need to activate goodsync and pay attention to whats transferring.. just draw. and so far its working flawlessly

    thanks you for the replies!

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