AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Data Shortcuts

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07-12-2012 04:59 PM

I created a new drawing in a project that already has a data shortcut folder created.  How do I attach to it?


What is the difference between "Set Working Folder" and "Set Data Shortcuts Project Folder"

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Re: Data Shortcuts

07-12-2012 05:40 PM in reply to: martin888888

I could be off base but this is how I understand and utilize:


The working folder is the folder where your c3d projects reside. In my office we keep all our drawing project datat on the server which we use the virtual letter O:\, so I always say my working folder is the O:drive.


The data shortcut project folder is the folder where a specific civil3d project is: In my office that is the project root folder in the o:\


So when I create a new job I say the working folder is O: and the dS folder is the jobnumber folder in the o:, then I get created for me in each job folder a _shortcut folder with all the sub folders in it. Like this:



when I start a new drawing I go the the data shortcut node and pick set data shortcut project folder and browse the the job number folder in the o:\drive i need.




Could be a better way, but this works for me

Thank you

Joseph D. Bouza, P.E. (one of 'THOSE' People) Civil 3D 2012 & 2013
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