Path For File Storage

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ch51
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Path For File Storage

Post by ch51 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:58 am

Traditionally, MicroSurvey has displayed the path of where the file you are working on actually is on your hard drive at the top of the screen.
An example might be:

[C:\PROJECTS\2005\2005-416\RAW\2005-416.FLX:1]

I've never been sure what the 1 at the end meant, but I didn't care.
This feature REALLY helps with file management, especially if you keep & / or work on multiple copies of files.

Is there a toggle I've missed in MSCad 2005?

Presently, no matter what I'm working on, I just get the file name.

In the above example I would get:

[2005-416.DWG]

Glen Cameron
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DWGPREFIX

Post by Glen Cameron » Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:38 pm

This was something that was done by default in the old CAD engine and is not done by default in our new CAD engine.

However, if you type in the command DWGPREFIX (or you could assign it to an alias or toolbar if you use it allot), it will give you the path on the command line.
Example:

: dwgprefix <enter>

DWGPREFIX = "C:\Jobs2006\Drainage\" (read only)


We will add the title bar suggestion to our future development wish list!

Cheers,
Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

rwhatman
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Post by rwhatman » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:39 am

Maybe in future they could List the full path.

: dwgprefix

DWGPREFIX = "F:\DRAWINGS 26700\26764\" (read only)


This only gives the path to the folder and not the drawing name.

If you have more then one drawing in a folder you would get the
same path for all the drawings.

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Post by Glen Cameron » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:46 am

You already know the Drawing name based upon the top line on the screen - this gives you the path to the current drawing.

So the two items together give the full path and drawing name.

It is on the wish list to show it as 1 item - hopefully on the top line, as we had in previous versions.

Cheers,
Glen W. Cameron, C.E.T.
City of North Bay, Ontario

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