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Relative path data shortcuts

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08-01-2007 12:05 PM
Has anyone ever tried changing data shortcuts to relative paths by manually editing them? I did it without any problems, but I was wondering if anybody could see a reason NOT to do this....

Also, can Civil 3D create data shortcuts using relative paths automatically?
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Re: Relative path data shortcuts

08-01-2007 03:43 PM in reply to: mariepl
I am not sure, but a great idea. For those of us who aren't using Vault right now - maybe something that can be added to Reference Manager also.
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Re: Relative path data shortcuts

08-06-2007 05:29 AM in reply to: mariepl
Thanks for answering... anybody else got an opinion on this one?
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Re: Relative path data shortcuts

10-05-2007 05:18 AM in reply to: mariepl
Hi

How do you edit them manually to make them relative path.

Hallgrímur
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Re: Relative path data shortcuts

12-23-2009 08:40 AM in reply to: mariepl
How do you manually edit data shortcuts to have relative paths?

I'm in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008.

Thanks,
David
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Re: Relative path data shortcuts

03-20-2012 01:15 PM in reply to: mariepl

I know this thread is old but It would be massively beneficial If I could get some info on making the data shortcut paths relative. I've tried editing the files but I can't seem to get them to work. Is there a specific syntax that I should be using? If anyone has an example file they could share I would be extremely grateful. I've been scouring the internet for hours with no result.

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Re: Relative path data shortcuts

03-20-2012 01:52 PM in reply to: mariepl

I believe it would be in the Data Shortcuts Editor, a separate program that should be under Autodesk in your Start Menu.

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Message 8 of 9 (344 Views)

Re: Relative path data shortcuts

03-21-2012 04:52 AM in reply to: mariepl

Thanks, but I've tried that to no end. Data Shortcut editor only allows me to enter a full path, I want to create a template folder with some standard referenced objects that when I set it up it automatically detects the current folder tree. The original poster apparently got this to work by editing the XML files but when I use something like "..\DWG\Surfaces\pg.dwg:smileytongue:g-srf" and I set my working folder Civil 3D still forces me to fix the broken shortcuts. Am I using the wrong format for designating relative paths or is this something that worked previously but they've "fixed" since? I could understand why it's not working if that's the case.

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Re: Relative path data shortcuts

03-21-2012 04:55 AM in reply to: Ashmodai

stupid emoticons :smileytongue: = colon,p

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