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Save Extra Backup Files
Tip# 3958 By Leland Leahy On 14-Aug-2012
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Categories : Audit/Recover, File Creation
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
Rename File To : IncSave.lsp
These three functions enhance AutoCAD's built-in autosave functionality.

This file from Leland Leahy contains three functions designed to enhance the autosave functionality in AutoCAD by providing you with extra backup copies of your working drawing. Sometimes, by the time you find a drawing is corrupt, the BAK and autosave files may also be corrupt. This routine creates multiple copies that will not be overwritten. Start by loading the LISP file, then run the command IncSave. It will ask you if you want to enable the features of this tool. After you answer with Yes, any future execution of the IncSave_Save function will save a copy of the current drawing to a subdirectory named IncSave.

There is also a function named IncSave_Clean that will clean any files older than four days old out of this directory. Notice that IncSave_Save and IncSave_Clean are not defined as type-in commands. These functions should be added to an existing command shortcut that you will execute often anyway.


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Posted on 2012-08-20 15:44:19
Please explain: "These functions should be added to an existing command shortcut that you will execute often anyway." As you said, these commands are not type-in commands so how are they executed?
Comment by McSwain,R.K.
Posted on 2015-09-19 13:04:30
For example, if you have a shortcut defined to do something like purge (say the shortcut is "PP"). Add the code supplied here to this function so that whenever you execute PP, it will do the other function too. (IncSave_Clean for example).