In keeping with our goal at Ideate to dig into and disseminate the information you need to keep your workflow smooth, we issue this blog post about Autodesk InfraWorks.
Now that you have been using InfraWorks for some time, you realize that it is not a file based software; rather it’s a database-driven software with files stored in a defined folder structure for each project. And it follows that file paths are very important - they behave like XRefs. What will happen if you receive an Infraworks project from some client, collaborator or consultant and they keep their projects on a P Drive and your projects are on Z drive?
Sounds like a familiar situation: that is why you use Relative paths in AutoCAD. Well, in InfraWorks there is nothing like a relative path, but if you get stuck in a situation like this, you can repath files using a tool in the Data Source palette - Manage Paths of the data sources. Refer to the screen shot below.
It will show a dialog box where you can specify the path of the file. change the path - you are done.
It's that simple!!
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Senior Application Specialist Infrastructure
Gaurav is a Senior Application Specialist for Infrastructure Solutions at Ideate based out of San Francisco. He has over 18 years of experience in construction and related software industry. With this extensive design technology background he helps engineering and surveying companies, federal and state government agencies, and ENR 500 firms critically analyze and improve their construction drawing production process. He implements Civil infrastructure design technology led by InfraWorks and Civil 3D and has helped Ideate grow Civil Infrastructure Services. Being an industry recognized speaker he has presented cutting edge design technology at several industry conferences such as Autodesk University. Find Gaurav on Twitter.