AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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taneum
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Registered: ‎01-07-2005
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Data Shortcuts Operation Question.....

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01-23-2014 09:19 AM

So I have been using data shortcuts for a few months now but I think incorrectly.

 

Everytime I start using them in a new project I set a new "Working Folder".  Should my working folder be the same in every project?  Then do I just create a new project folder each time?  This would make sense as then when I set the project folder for each project, the list of projects in my "Working Folder" would show all my different projects.

 

If indeed this is how it works, is there any way to move my data shortcut project folders into a neutral working folder?  Will this disrupt my data shortcuts or break them?

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owenmull
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Registered: ‎09-06-2011
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Re: Data Shortcuts Operation Question.....

01-24-2014 08:39 AM in reply to: taneum

My responses to your queries are below, in red.


taneum wrote:

So I have been using data shortcuts for a few months now but I think incorrectly.

 

Everytime I start using them in a new project I set a new "Working Folder".  Should my working folder be the same in every project?  Then do I just create a new project folder each time?  This would make sense as then when I set the project folder for each project, the list of projects in my "Working Folder" would show all my different projects.

 

This is a matter of preference. Everyone out there handles and manages their data differently. Some have the working folder set on a project-to-project basis, thereby segregating projects to project folders. Others have one working folder, and simply pile all their data shortcuts into one universal folder. Others have one working folder, with subfolders correlating to various projects, as you suggest. You will have to find the data management method that works for you. There is no "wrong" way to do it, just merely a question of data management.

 

If indeed this is how it works, is there any way to move my data shortcut project folders into a neutral working folder?  Will this disrupt my data shortcuts or break them?


If your data shortcuts are already created and then you move them around in windows, then yes. You will have to re-map your working folder.



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