I have an issue with a Layout project i’m working on. I’m currently working between 2 PC’s: one at home and one in the office. The file i’m working on is stored on Google drive (corporate shared drive).
When i work at home, and save the file on the drive, the work i’ve done is not updated when i get to work. Similarly, the work i do in the office is not updated when i get home. Both PC’s are claiming to open exactly the same file on the google network drive. The associated SketchUp file (in the same network folder) is working correctly.
This morning I’m at home and the file is not showing all the work i did in the office yesterday… i’ve VPN’d to my office machine and opened LayOut… all the work i did yesterday is there when the file is opened from the office machine.
Both PC’s are looking at the same file!! This morning i have (over the VPN) saved a new (renamed) copy of the file i was working on in the office yesterday. Ive opened this just now at home and the work i did yesterday is now present at home!!
So i have a workaround… but i wonder if anyone knows why Layout is only showing me the work done on the local machine?
It is almost like Layout is not actually opening the file from the network drive but rather a cached version stored locally… which is of course out of date.
This would certainly fit with the fact the new file opens correctly with all the work done on the other machine. As mentioned, there is no problem with Sketchup
Is there anything i can do to force Layout to read the network file properly rather than a cached copy (i presume that’s what its doing)?