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Data Manager - sets as a Resource



The Data-Manager is a great tool for controlling and organizing IFC-Data inside a Vectorworks-Document and for organizing the way it gets exported to ifc.


However, one big part of the Data Manager is the way, Sets are stored. Actually you can save Sets as xml-files, either in the active document, in the user folder or in the network-folder. After having left the Data Manager and reentering the Datamanager the Set-Pulldown-Menu switches from the set-name to "document-set". From that moment on, nobody ever will really understand, which set has been stored and modified the last time.

the reasons for that behavior must be the following:


- the data-Manager-tool is still in a development phase

- because data sets can be stored on a network path and be modified by everyone who has access to that network path, from the moment on, you leave the data manager, you never know, if somebody else modified the set on the shared server path

- I don't know what else


However, it feels like opening a word file and after having made some modifications word forgets the actual document name and tells me "actual document" is open.

Due to the complexity, Data-Manager sets can have, that gets really ambitious, controlling and understanding, which set actually is in use in which document.

Setting up Data Manager sets as a resource, could be a solution indeed (or do you have a better idea?)

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