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Shared Irrigation Catalog for Workgroups

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When using the new irrigation tools we are trying to determine the best way to share ONE master catalog. We are a multiple station office and need to be all sharing the same resources.

 

The current 2017 installation puts the default catalog on the local C: drive; therefore, every computer has a locally different (albeit the same content) starting catalog. This catalog is extremely extensive, but does not contain ALL of the equipment necessary that we use on a daily basis. Adding catalog data is very straight forward, but the problem I noticed is when a workgroup individual user needs to add equipment to the catalog. This information is stored in separate .txt files in the user folder, but stored separately from any working folder setup. This means that no one else can access the information created by that user without going to the effort of moving and merging that data with the data in the workgroup library.

 

We have a working library that everyone shares, is there a way to move the Master/Default content to that location and then when ANY user needs to add equipment, they add it to the workgroup location and not their individual user folder? Otherwise it seems we have to go through what could be a troubling copy and paste methodology to store the new catalog information.

 

If this functionality doesn't exist, consider this a wishlist request that should be addressed ASAP to allow for larger offices to control the workflow of sometimes complex irrigation catalog information collectively.

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I was wondering the same thing as we begin to compile office standards here for 2 seats of VWs.  Right now we are just compiling individual VW files that have symbols we use daily in them and saving those files on our network and making it a favorite file in our resource manager (a file with our standard scale bars, a file with our storm inlet templates etc).  Not sure if that is the easiest way but that is how we do it. 

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