I share drawings with my colleague in a different location, using DropBox. We just noticed the following behavior(s):
- he opens a drawing (in Rhino 5 on PC), causing the creation of a .rhl file that is synched to my Mac
- I open the same drawing (in Rhino 5 on Mac). The model is opened in a writable fashion, no warnings about being edited/locked
- I turn a layer or something on/off, i.e. no actual change, but it still turns on the “Edited” flag
- he makes an intended change in the drawing and saves it
- I try to quit Rhino, and get the question “Revert Changes?”
- If I choose “Revert Changes”, the model goes back to where it was before, overwriting my colleague’s changes… In this scenario, I am after “Close without saving”. I’m NOT after “Rollback the changes I have made”.
Am I mis-using the software? Is there a different workflow that should be used? (Yes, I can save as a new name and delete, but that seems like a terrible workaround.)
I think my Rhino install should notice that the file is being edited by my colleague (by the presence of the .rhl file) and open it in read-only mode.
Also, as reflected on in a different post here in the forum, since the “Revert Changes” changes the file timestamp, it is really wreaking havoc in my filing system, which largely relies on the age of files as an indication of their applicability.