I know this must have been asked before...sorry for asking again..
We have multiple users using a single base file as an xref. One user is actually working in the base file and makes changes periodically. Normally, when the base drawing is saved, there is a small yellow notification bubble in the corner of the screen telling users who have a drawing open accessing that xref that the drawing has been updated.
In the case where a destination drawing is NOT open and is later opened, the xref'ed base drawing is automatically updated as part of the drawing loading, without notification.
What I am looking for is a way for the second user to know that a change has been made since their last opening of the drawing. The simplest answer is "User 1 opens his mouth and tells User 2 that the drawing was updated and where...etc.". Is there an AutoCAD method, in the stock program, in a thrid party free download or a 3rd party release that solves this?
Just curious....right now, we are on the 'yell across the room' method and it gets a little bothersome. Another method I thought of was using Instant Messenger between users so changes can be announced outside of Autocad and a brief list can be "posted" to each user