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Publish PDF without overriding existing file

Narska
Booster
Is there any setting that would have archicad not overide an existing PDF with the same name when publishing a new set?
Tomasz Mlynarski
New York based Architect
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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
AFAIK No.
If the Auto rename option worked with all Publishing options and it had the DATE autotext then you could use it as a prefix and it might work within the limitations but this is another of the 80% tools.
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro 2.4 i9 32GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

Narska
Booster
This date auto-text thing you mention would likely save me hours over the course of a year... I'm not a programmer but this seems like low-hanging fruit.
ejrolon wrote:
AFAIK No.
If the Auto rename option worked with all Publishing options and it had the DATE autotext then you could use it as a prefix and it might work within the limitations but this is another of the 80% tools.
Tomasz Mlynarski
New York based Architect

I am using AC24 on Mac and can add <SHORTDATE> to the end of both custom file & folder names in Publisher which seem to be updating correctly these days. Earlier versions were prone to ignoring the conversion or placing the date as static. Worth a try?
Apple iMac macOS Big Sur / AC24UKI (most recent builds)

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
That doesn't seem to be an option in the US version.
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro 2.4 i9 32GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
OK, writing <SHORTDATE> looks like it might work
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro 2.4 i9 32GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

There's a list of system auto texts here... https://helpcenter.graphisoft.com/user-guide/135256/, and yes I think you have to type them in manually.
Apple iMac macOS Big Sur / AC24UKI (most recent builds)

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
and to get a YYYY-MM-DD without the slashes you type:

<YEARLONG>-<MONTHNUMBER>-<DAYOFMONTH>
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro 2.4 i9 32GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

Podolsky
Newcomer
Yes, not all auto-texts are shown in drop-down menu - you need to type them manually and it works.

Brian Spears
Contributor
The short date can be configured to YYYY-MM-DD in the System Preferences.
Brian Spears

BIM Manager

Steele Group Architects, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

ACtwentysomething USA on macOS

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