John King Iii

Relative Path for External References

Discussion created by John King Iii on Dec 16, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2019 by John King Iii

Hi, is there somewhere I can control which external references are relative and which are absolute?


Like many companies, we have a program to sync a local folder, with a folder on an internet storage, and a program to access an internet storage like a drive letter. Like Google "Backup and Sync" and "Drive File Stream".


If I use the drive letter program only, it hiccups when I do a bunch of stuff in a row, like using SolidWorks Explorer to rename a couple part files that are external references to the same drawing.


However, when I sync with a local folder, it works fine locally, but when I open it up on the drive letter stuff is missing (that's within the sync'ed folder).


I understand if you're doing a one time copy, you should pack and go. But this is automatic. How are other people/companies handling this?