AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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11-29-2012 01:54 PM

I am using Civil 3D 2011.  When I try to attach an xref, the select reference file dialog box always defaults to my local My Documents folder.  How can I change this to at least be directed to the correct network drive?


Many thanks in advance!!!!



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11-29-2012 05:26 PM in reply to: coravet

I'm not sure about making a setting change that would get the results you are after. What I do is go to the directory that I am accessing the most frequently through the xref manager and once I'm there go to the Tools drop down, Add to Favorites and  add that folder to my favorites so it always shows up in the list on the left side. This is really handy for opening files as well becasue it shows favorites in the open dialog box.

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11-29-2012 06:34 PM in reply to: coravet

why not keep explorer open to your project folder and shift-right click to copy as path when you need a filename?

then paste into acad's xref dialog.


THat goes for any program you use where you need to pick stuff often.

I even added a copy full filename item to the regular context menu I use it so much.


The better option is to use a custom xref attach routine that does what you want.

let me know if interested.

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11-30-2012 08:05 AM in reply to: coravet

this only happens to me the first time i used the command once the program has started.   after that it defaults to the last folder I had open.




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