When working in CET, your work is auto-saved periodically while in progress, even if you have not given the drawing a name. This makes it possible to recover unnamed as well as named files.
By default, CET autosaves every drawing with a 9-minute interval and keeps 5 of the autosaved files. On the Control Panel’s Security tab, you can disable autosave, or change the number of files to save or the time between saves. To prevent data loss, we recommend that the autosave feature remains enabled.
Autosaved files are generally saved to a sub-folder in the exact location as your drawing.
CET automatically makes backups of your drawing on certain occasions, for example, if you choose to exit the program without saving your changes. This makes it possible for you to recover lost files.
By default, CET keeps 8 backups per drawing. On the Control Panel’s Security tab, you can disable auto backup, or change the number of backups to save. To prevent data loss, we recommend that the auto backup feature remains enabled.
Backups are normally saved to the same location as your drawing,
Opening your Backup drawing
There are two methods for opening your Backup Drawings.
- From Windows File Explorer
- Navigate to your drawing's saved location, where you will find the folder _CET Backups
- In the Backups folder, double click any Backups versions you wish to open.
The name format of the file is [Name of Drawing].[Date]_[Time].cmautosave.cmbak
- From CET Open Drawing dialog
- Click Open from the CET toolbar or through the File menu.
- In the Load drawing dialog, locate and double click your _CET Backups folder.
- Enable the option Backups in the lower right.
- Select the desired Backup and click Open.
Recover unsaved drawings
CET will automatically check for partially saved files at start up. If something went wrong during the saving process of a drawing or if the program crashed, an alert will be shown. The alert will show unsaved drawings if any are found.
1. You can choose to Recover or Discard a drawing.
2. If you choose to Recover a drawing, two options are available:
You can either Open the recovered drawing with CET or choose to show the drawing in its source folder with the Show in folder button.