Re: [chief-users] Saving versions of a layout
- On Fri, 1 Jul 2005 10:00:16 +0800, "Geoff Francis"
>I don't think you can relink a whole swag of files at once (I'm happy to be proven wrong) - it has been put forward as a Wish List item though.In V10 you go to <Tools|Layout|ReLink Files> and you can do the whole
thing in one click.
I use this feature a lot when I save production house plans to another
name and directory before I reverse them.
I think Jim knows what he is doing!
Maybe we need to wear beginner, intermediate and guru tags at this group LOL
----- Original Message -----
From: Lewis Buttery
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 2:42 PM
Subject: [chief-users] Re: Saving versions of a layout
Think about using 05-07-08 as your date format, it keeps the
files/folders in a better sorted order.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "clawes2000" <ebdesign@e...>
> I've read every post in this thread. I've refrained from
> now 'cuz I've explained "the method" I use many times before. "The
> method" I use was detailed by Matt K some time ago & works
> &, believe me, if it works in Matt K's office, I think it'll work w/
> my puny 5 PC P2P LAN.
> Y'all are making this way too complicated. Remember the 'peanut
> butter & jelly" reference? (I think that was this thread.)
> If you insist on using the 'save as'in Chief, don't waste your time
> reading any further. I don't have a clue what happens in different
> scenarios using 'save as' of either the plan file or layout file. I
> remember in earlier versions, it mattered if both plan & layout
> were open/closed if the layout followed the new plan.
> If all views in layout are from a single plan file (which I HIGHLY
> recommend) & IF you are comfortable managing files & folders thru
> explorer this is a piece of cake.
> If you copy/paste a folder that contains both the plan & layout
> the original layout file will maintain it's link to the original
> file in the original folder. The layout file in the new folder will
> linked to plan file in the new folder; doesn't matter what you name
> rename the original & 'copy of' folders. In fact, you can just
> any folder & the Chief files inside that folder will still be
> If you rename a plan file, you must 'relink' the layout to the plan.
> that takes about 5secs. Unless, of course, you have views from more
> than one plan file, in which case you have to point each view to the
> appropriate plan file. &, if you ever archive your work- moving it
> your hard drive, be sure to include those plan files on your archive
> disc. That could get complicated, ...........maybe.
> w/ the ability to save CAD blocks in the library, I don't see a good
> reason for ever having a view in layout that didn't come from the
> plan file as all the rest of the views.
> If you rename a layout file, it will still be linked to the same
> When I do use 'save as', it is usually saved to the 'trash folder'
> my desktop, 'cuz I want to see what something looks like. If I want
> keep it, I copy/paste from the trash folder to the current folder,
> thus overwriting the original file.
> I have many plans w/the same exact name. The name of the FOLDER
> (customer/project/project current)is what I look for. When I
> copy/paste to get a new version, I rename the new folder "project
> 07-08-05" & lock the files (read only) so that, if I do happen to
> in a non-current version, the 1st time I try to 'save', Windows will
> let me know I can't do that. I can, however, do the 'save as' if I
> Sound familiar, Matt?
> > Seems like things are getting complicated again! ;-)
> > Oh, and Jim, Mark was talking about changing the name of the
> file and whether it would be linked to the plan file in the new
> or the plan file in the original folder.......I think. Have you read
> the previous posts on this topic?
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