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> Looking for missing files like textures etc., Looking in Computer, My Documents, etc.

mgajewski
post Jan 13 2012, 12:06 AM
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Would it be (or is it) possible, to make IronCAD look in subfolders (subdirectories) when looking for missing files (missing textures in a scene, etc.) , or even to make it look in "My Documents" or "Computer" - so that it is not necessary to drill down to the actual folder containing the missing file?
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Robert Andersson
post Jan 13 2012, 03:43 AM
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Here is one way that may help:
When you open up a scene and a linked texture is missing, then you are asked if you want to browse to a folder where it may be.
After that is done IC ask you if you want to add that path for finding images in the future.

I have a folder named C:\Ironcad bas\textures\often used textures\
where I like to put all my custom textures. Then I point IC to that path.
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post Jan 13 2012, 02:14 PM
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QUOTE(Robert Andersson @ Jan 13 2012, 12:43 AM)
Here is one way that may help:
When you open up a scene and a linked texture is missing, then you are asked if you want to browse to a folder where it may be.
After that is done IC ask you if you  want to add that path for finding images in the future.

I have a folder named C:\Ironcad bas\textures\often used textures\
where I like to put all my custom textures. Then I point IC to that path.
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That's a helpful workaround, Robert, thanks.

I am asking for a more comprehensive solution, more automated one, in order not to have to do workarounds like that. The fewer hurdles we encounter the more productive we can be.
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post Jan 14 2012, 07:53 AM
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-I can agree on that view as long as the user get the info on the new selection.
If its all under "the hood" the assemblies can change it contents with out the users knowledge. That can be difficult to spot in large assemblies.

-My personal view is to have a project with all its cad files in one project folder. All 3D scenes, drawings, PDFs in right under that project folder. Folder name can be "PROJECT NUMBER + DESCRIPTION". Potentially have sub folders with QUOTES, MANUALS and such.

-Also, under tools/ Option you can select to store the texture in the scene it self.
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