Connect to workgroups with a .data file

New in the Softimage 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack
You can now use a file to specify your workgroups.

At startup, Softimage scans the Factory (installation) and User folders for a file, and connects to all the workgroups listed in that file.

The file is a plain text file that can contain multiple directory paths. Each path must be added on a separate line and each line must end with a newline character. For example:


Error 1304 Error writing to file when creating a network deployment

If you get an error that looks like this when you create a network deployment:

Error 1304.Error writing to file \\MTL-server01\PSSMedia\Softimage\Users\BLAIRS\Deployments\SAP
\AdminImage\Softimage\x64\program files\Autodesk\Softimage 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack\Addons\ICEFlowBuilder\Data\Compounds\Particles\Presets\Lagoa Setup Basic Emission from Null.1.0.xsicompound. Verify that you have access to that directory.

followed by this error:

Error 2350.FDI server error

it’s because the path name is too long. The maximum length for a Windows path name is 260 characters.

If the path name of your deployment location is up around 60 characters, you’re going to exceed the 260 character limit. Too bad the deployment tool doesn’t check when you enter the Administrative Image location and deployment name: