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Denis Reis
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Title Block location
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2018 Plus

Hi there,

 

Is there a way to change the title block location to a different one?

I'm sharing mine with another employee and it's always time consuming to navigate to the shared folder

Bill Wimberley
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Title Blocks

Title blocks can reside in any folder you like, including the project folder if you want to have a unique title block for each project.

I left my title blocks in the Title Block folder. I rarely have to actually go looking for them because I start each new project from a "starter" project which I created. I created just an empty project which is already set up with the plan sets all set up. There are blank drawings set up as place holders. For instance I have blank drawings named Front, Left, Rear, Right, Roof, etc. As I create these drawings during the progression of the project I copy over these blank drawings with the actual drawings created. That way when I open the plan set pages all the pages are already populated with the correct drawings.

The easiest way to create a starter project is to take one of your existing projects and make a copy of it. Be sure to use File-->Save-->Copy Project To when copying projects. Give it a name such as "Starter Project". Then just open each drawing within the project and delete everything. Delete the contents of the drawings, not the drawings themselves. You can then make copies of this project when you want to start a new project and you will have all your plan sets already set up and automatically populated as you create your drawings.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

Bill Wimberley
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Shared Title Blocks

Also, be aware that if you are sharing projects and you move your title blocks to a different location you will need to have your partner move them as well. Otherwise your partner will be getting errors when opening the project because there will be no title blocks at the same location on their computer.

Denis Reis
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hmm...the "starter project"

hmm...the "starter project" wouldn't really work in my case since I have a couple different borders, and depending on the project I will have to use different ones each time.

So there's no option to select a different folder other than the default title block folder?

Bill Wimberley
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Starter Projects

I have multiple starter projects. One for each different border. I created the starter project one time and then never again had to set up any plan set pages.

You can move your title blocks to anyplace you like. You just have to do the same on all other computers that will be accessing the projects. If the paths do not match on all computers then SoftPlan will not be able to find the title blocks. Also, you will want to leave a copy at their current location or you will get errors when opening up existing projects.

Denis Reis
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Alright maybe i have to play

Alright maybe i have to play around with the starter project idea

 

thanks Bill!