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*Bernhardt, Kyle
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Default Pipe and Duct Systems

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08-20-2003 12:52 AM
I have created a template file that defines all the necessary systems for my
BS objects, and when our users start a new drawing with the template all the
systems come in correctly. The problem is that when you start using ABS on
an existing CAD drawing without the template, these systems do not exist,
only the default ABS systems. I see that there is a file under "Documents
and Settings\...\enu\Styles\Imperial\" called "Pipe System Definitions.dwg".
Here the default systems are defined. Instead of changing this file on
every computer, I'd like to have a version of this file on our network that
is referenced by every computer. Even better, I'd like to move the whole
"Styles" folder to the network. I do not see this folder in the search
path, so I cannot simply move it and change the path, where is the reference
to the path where these systems definitions files are located? I need to be
able to change this setting.

--
Kyle Bernhardt
Mechanical Engineer
Dagher Engineering
29 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
*[Autodesk], jason martin
Message 2 of 2 (68 Views)

Re: Default Pipe and Duct Systems

08-20-2003 01:51 AM in reply to: *Bernhardt, Kyle
Hi Kyle -

The system defs aren't pulled from any of those files. Those files are there
as additional / backup style definitions, but are not pulled in
automatically by the program. If you want to get system defs in existing
drawings you should be able to simply insert a drawing with the system defs
in it into the current drawing.

jason

"Kyle Bernhardt" wrote in message
news:CAFCA16EFD18EB26A779104B80A3118E@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have created a template file that defines all the necessary systems for
my
> BS objects, and when our users start a new drawing with the template all
the
> systems come in correctly. The problem is that when you start using ABS
on
> an existing CAD drawing without the template, these systems do not exist,
> only the default ABS systems. I see that there is a file under "Documents
> and Settings\...\enu\Styles\Imperial\" called "Pipe System
Definitions.dwg".
> Here the default systems are defined. Instead of changing this file on
> every computer, I'd like to have a version of this file on our network
that
> is referenced by every computer. Even better, I'd like to move the whole
> "Styles" folder to the network. I do not see this folder in the search
> path, so I cannot simply move it and change the path, where is the
reference
> to the path where these systems definitions files are located? I need to
be
> able to change this setting.
>
> --
> Kyle Bernhardt
> Mechanical Engineer
> Dagher Engineering
> 29 Broadway
> New York, NY 10006
>
>
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