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EDA => Circuit Studio => Topic started by: trevwhite on June 29, 2017, 02:23:08 pm

Title: Autosave
Post by: trevwhite on June 29, 2017, 02:23:08 pm
Anyone figured out how to enable autosave? I saw some comments relating to it in the software but there isn't any way to set it up. Wondering if maybe it's hidden in the config files and Altium just have not gotten around to creating the dialog boxes to enable the feature.

Any thoughts on this? I lost several hours of work yesterday because I am so used to using a package with autosave and to be honest CS has not crashed that often.
Title: Re: Autosave
Post by: voltsandjolts on June 29, 2017, 08:23:11 pm
Yeh, I miss autosave too.
I think CS is good value and for most of the missing productivity features I say 'fair enough' for the price point.

But this is one feature from the AD code which I think should have remained because it's not a productivity feature, it's a guard against losing work when CS does crash  ::)
Title: Re: Autosave
Post by: JamesH-AltiumOfficial on June 29, 2017, 10:33:26 pm
Hi trevwhite and voltsandjolts,

I agree with you so I've logged this suggestion to add Autosave to CircuitStudio, for the developers to consider for a future version.

The Storage Manager (View menu) will show previous revisions that are stored in local history and enables you to compare the versions visually. (i.e. the History folder contains zip files which are added each time you save). If SVN version control is set up then you can commit each stage so you can compare the deliberately committed versions.

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Best regards,

James Harriman