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Posted 09 May 2019 - 02:24 PM

anyone know of any file management tutorials for softplan???



#2 Gary McKeon

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 02:39 PM

Not that I know of. What is it you want to know specifically?



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Posted 09 May 2019 - 03:48 PM

Look in help, I remember seeing something in the manual before.

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Posted 09 May 2019 - 06:00 PM

File management is more of a Windows function than a Softplan one.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 08:32 AM

did some filing yesterday and now program can't find file. with chief always saved to desktop, hope that works with softplan also.



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Posted 08 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

I'm with Tracy on this one.  I can manage my files in Windows, but have created one he**ofamess with my Softplan files.  I have files where I didn't expect them, tabs in one project where I thought I was saving to a new folder, all because Softplan doesn't save like the software I have used for the past 15 years:  AutoCad, DATACad, and Sketchup.  There's something different here, and I have spent many hours trying unsuccessfully to figure it out.

 

In my quest to learn this new and admittedly very powerful software, I am working my way through the "Drawing with Softplan" manual.  When I save my progress, Softplan conveniently updates my work to the current state.

 

However, I often wish I could go back in time to a previous step, but in order to do that I need to start all over again from page 1.

 

What I would like to do is to be able to save an entire project to a folder such as, "Drawing a House Tutorial to page 32"  or "Drawing a House Tutorial to page 43" so that by the time I finish the book I may have twenty or so folders and can restart at a certain page when I mess up a file, say at page 50 and want to restart at the previous saved file from page 43.

 

I would like to find a resource that can explain how to do that.

 

Thanks, 

 

Dale



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 07:34 AM

I'm with Tracy on this one.  I can manage my files in Windows, but have created one he**ofamess with my Softplan files.  I have files where I didn't expect them, tabs in one project where I thought I was saving to a new folder, all because Softplan doesn't save like the software I have used for the past 15 years:  AutoCad, DATACad, and Sketchup.  There's something different here, and I have spent many hours trying unsuccessfully to figure it out.

 

In my quest to learn this new and admittedly very powerful software, I am working my way through the "Drawing with Softplan" manual.  When I save my progress, Softplan conveniently updates my work to the current state.

 

However, I often wish I could go back in time to a previous step, but in order to do that I need to start all over again from page 1.

 

What I would like to do is to be able to save an entire project to a folder such as, "Drawing a House Tutorial to page 32"  or "Drawing a House Tutorial to page 43" so that by the time I finish the book I may have twenty or so folders and can restart at a certain page when I mess up a file, say at page 50 and want to restart at the previous saved file from page 43.

 

I would like to find a resource that can explain how to do that.

 

Thanks, 

 

Dale

Dale,

 

You could use File Save Project Revision. It would save it as Drawing a House Tutorial 1 and so on. Save it at any step you wish. You will find it in File Open and click on the Revision folder to find them.

 

 

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 03:23 PM

Softplan saves files at certain time increments and saves them in a revision checkpoint and cache folder.  That is useful to use to find past files if they go missing or corrupt.  


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