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Irrigation Tools in Multi-User Environment

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What is the best way to manage Irrigation Resources in a multi-user environment?

 

We have been making great use of Workgroup Libraries for several years now, but we haven't yet figured out how to collectively manage a library for the irrigation components. Right now, everyone still references the Vectorworks Libraries for the basic "out-of-the-box" irrigation components; however, we often have to add other components to the library.

 

When adding to the library, it seems that this information is only stored in the User Folder and there is no way to store this library in the Workgroup Library for collective use and reference. This means that each user must add each custom component to their library individually, or we have to move the library files around and overwrite each time someone adds something new? That cannot be the intent?

 

Additionally I have noticed that when "Library" files are duplicated to the identical tree in the Workgroup Library, the irrigation tools cannot access them anyway. The only place the menu tools know where to look for irrigation components is in the Vectorworks Libraries location.

 

It would be great if someone could address these issues so that we can effectively build libraries with the irrigation tools in the near future. Otherwise we are just wasting time individually managing libraries.

 

Thanks.

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Hi Eric

Can you place your new resource in the VW library folders ?

If you use a distinctive label for the resource, then your team will know the resource is yours and can access them 

We also have a few resources we have developed in irrigation and your question sparked my response

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