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Survey Database working folder

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10-16-2012 06:36 AM

This may be a "duh" question. How do I "unset" a Survey Database from a file. I created a new file and set a working folder to import survey data. Now when I go to File>New to create an unrelated file, the Survey Database and related info is shown in the Toolspace>Survey tab. I don't want this in the file, how do I get rid of it without deleting any info for the previous drawing?

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Re: Survey Database working folder

10-16-2012 06:46 AM in reply to: torner

If the file is in a different project change the working folder to the new project. If it is in the same project I would just ignore the survey DB if it's not in use or create a new working folder in the same project for another DB in the same project. Another option is to set the folder where there is no data like the root folder of the drive.


Personally I ignore the working folder unless I am using a Sur DB.



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Re: Survey Database working folder

10-16-2012 04:37 PM in reply to: jmayo

As long as the files aren't "Open for Edit" and they're just visible then you don't have to worry about them hanging out. However if they are right-click them and close them. If you right-click the top of the "Suvey Databases" you can select a new working folder. In a peferct world you would have a "Survey" folder in every project folder and pending on the project you'd set this if you were working with the survey files. This is something we've started doing for all project work.

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