BC Framer® has Auto Save functionality that will save a user's work if the software sits idle for a predetermined amount of time. By default, Auto Save will be enabled and for any modified file left idle for 10 minutes, a .sav file will be created. After every additional 1 minute of inactivity the program will auto save again. The .sav file can be used in the event of a crash or system failure, in most cases allowing the user to restore to a recent copy of their work.
Depending upon the user settings, .sav files are either created where the .mmdl file is saved, or they will be located in the BC Framer® installation folder, under Jobs > Autosave > [CURRENT USERNAME]
(Typically, C:\Program Files\Boise Cascade BC Framer\Jobs\Autosave\[CURRENT USERNAME]).
Windows will not have a designated program for opening a .sav file and double-clicking will not work, so there are steps to opening one:
Opening a Framer Backup File. (*.sav)
1. From within BC Framer®, click File > Open.
2. At the lower right of the Open dialog box, change the file type to "MiTek Model Backup Jobs (*.sav)
3. Select the *.SAV file in the box above, and click "Open".
NOTE: This will immediately request a file name to save the file in the standard *.mmdl format and allow the user to choose a location to save to.