Copying runs from one .prj to another

We have been having a lot of issues with our gpk being on a remote server. After a lot of searching and getting advice from Bentley, we decided that we need to have our gpk file local. We have a local server in the office, so I created a project directory with just a meta_info and a roadway folder and copied the gpk over. I also copied the projdbs over. The rest of the project needs to stay on the remote server because multiple offices work on those files, but we are the only office using the gpk.

I then created a new .prj in the directory on our remote server. The prj kept the working directory of the remote server, but all cogo preferences were set to point to the local server, where the gpk now resides. This seems to have alleviated our gpk issues for now.


I had a bunch of runs I created for cross sections, sheets, etc. that I could access using the old prj that just had everything on the remote server. I thought that when I copied that projdbs folder over, that would also have all my runs, but it did not. Is there another file that contains all of these runs, or is there something I need to do to be able to copy them over to my new prj?

I have tried Run -> Copy -> Project, but when I select the old prj, there are no users or runs to select, even though I did not delete anything, only copied when creating the local directory.

Thanks

  • Recommend exporting the cross sections runs to an input (*.inp) file and manipulating them to path your local directory structure as needed.
     
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    We have been having a lot of issues with our gpk being on a remote server. After a lot of searching and getting advice from Bentley, we decided that we need to have our gpk file local. We have a local server in the office, so I created a project directory with just a meta_info and a roadway folder and copied the gpk over. I also copied the projdbs over. The rest of the project needs to stay on the remote server because multiple offices work on those files, but we are the only office using the gpk.

    I then created a new .prj in the directory on our remote server. The prj kept the working directory of the remote server, but all cogo preferences were set to point to the local server, where the gpk now resides. This seems to have alleviated our gpk issues for now.


    I had a bunch of runs I created for cross sections, sheets, etc. that I could access using the old prj that just had everything on the remote server. I thought that when I copied that projdbs folder over, that would also have all my runs, but it did not. Is there another file that contains all of these runs, or is there something I need to do to be able to copy them over to my new prj?

    I have tried Run -> Copy -> Project, but when I select the old prj, there are no users or runs to select, even though I did not delete anything, only copied when creating the local directory.

    Thanks

  • ....I then created a new .prj....

    Perhaps you should edit the original PCF to change the cogo settings. I am not sure what is going on inside the PCF files.

  • I am not sure how to create an input file to export runs from a prj. I can't simply copy the original prj and rename it as Geopak doesnt see the new one for some reason.

    I have no idea where these runs are stored. You would think its in the projdbs folder. The only difference between my two prjs is the COGO directories. Everything else is the same. They both use the same projdbs file in the server directory.

    Its just a big mess.

    Zachary Billings, P.E.

    Senior Roadway Engineer (Licensed in FL and MI)

    CONSOR Engineers, LLC

    System Info:

    Windows 11 | Intel Core i7-13700k | Nvidia RTX 4090 FE | 32 GB of RAM | 2 TB Western Digital Black SN850x NVME

    ORD Version 10.12.02.004 | FDOT Connect Version 10.12.01.00

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  • Try navigating to the remote PRJ file (not the local copy) when you open Project Manager

    1. click Projects / Edit
    2. modify the COGO preferences to point to your local GPK

    When you use this copy of the PRJ your runs (old and new) will be stored on the remote server, Your GPK will be local. 

  • I ended up just recreating the runs as I needed them. Nothing really seemed to be working as far trying to get them copied over.

    Zachary Billings, P.E.

    Senior Roadway Engineer (Licensed in FL and MI)

    CONSOR Engineers, LLC

    System Info:

    Windows 11 | Intel Core i7-13700k | Nvidia RTX 4090 FE | 32 GB of RAM | 2 TB Western Digital Black SN850x NVME

    ORD Version 10.12.02.004 | FDOT Connect Version 10.12.01.00

    YouTube Page for ORD: https://tinyurl.com/BillingsCADD