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rbt1053
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redirect path from DC toolbar icon to "personal" DC2012 folder

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01-15-2013 12:04 PM

I'll try and make this as brief as I can. I'm running Acad 2012 on my personal computer...no network.

 

Last year I set up a new Design Center 2012 folder,that linked my DC toolbar icon, etc, containing my personal block set that I use in Design Center 2012. Everything worked great. Suddenly something has changed.

 

1. I previously removed the stock DC2012 folder and replaced the folder with a new folder titled Design Center 2012 folder containing my personal blocks, the new folder was placed it in the proper Autodesk file location and worked fine for a year,

 

When I now go to DC thru the toolbar icon it takes me to the stock DC folder blocks, which I physically can't find a trace of on my computer, but are obviously still on my hard drive somewhere.

 

2. There is no DC2012 folder which contains the stock blocks on my computer (I have them saved to another drive), only my personal blocks are in my new DC 2012 folder.

 

3. If drill down thru C drive properties to the AutoCad 2012 folder in Autodesk, my personal DC 2012 items are there and functioning fine if I click them directly.

 

So, how can I redirect the Acad DC toolbar icon, or whatever, to recognize my "real" (personal) DC 2012 folder w/my own blocks inside instead of the stock? It worked before. Is this indicataive of a bigger problem that I need to repair?

 

Hope this makes sense.

 

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Nik-D
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Registered: ‎09-10-2012
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Re: redirect path from DC toolbar icon to "personal" DC2012 folder

01-15-2013 12:53 PM in reply to: rbt1053

Hi rbt1053

 

This might seem a silly question but if you have replaced the folder:

c:\Program Files\Autodesk\Autocad\Sample\Design Centre

with your own folder, can you not navigate to that particular folder again in the folders pane to get back to the drawings tou want to access?

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rbt1053
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Re: redirect path from DC toolbar icon to "personal" DC2012 folder

01-15-2013 03:19 PM in reply to: Nik-D

 Thanks Nic.

 

If I open C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - English\Sample\DesignCenter 2012 thru the DC toolbar icon I get a partial mix of the orig stock sample blocks (which I don't want) as well as my personal edited blocks. 

 

If I open the same folder, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2012 - English\Sample\DesignCenter 2012, thru the Win7 file system I get my current (desired) set of DC 2012 block items. 

 

I don't know if that makes sense but it is the way it now is.

 

Hope I'm clear w/ the information.

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Nik-D
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Re: redirect path from DC toolbar icon to "personal" DC2012 folder

01-16-2013 01:10 AM in reply to: rbt1053

In your options what is the path set for Authoring Pallette File Locations?

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rbt1053
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Re: redirect path from DC toolbar icon to "personal" DC2012 folder

01-16-2013 06:09 AM in reply to: Nik-D

Thanks Nik, actually for some reason, the problem corrected itself overnight and seems to be solved. I'm not thrilled w/a spontaneos overnight fix after shutdown but it will do for the moment.

 

Thanks again for your help.

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