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When using Design Database, you may find that you have a standard set of Fabric data that you wish to use on a number of projects.
In the directions below, ensure you do not have Design Database open when copying files to and from project folders.
You can set up a new, blank template project in the following way:
When you wish to start a new project using your standard data you can use Windows Explorer or My Computer to create a new project folder using your naming convention (for e.g. C:\Hevacomp Projects\14-12-06 Sheffield\) and then copy all of the files from your template project folder into your new project folder.
Now start Design Database and load the project from your new project folder. This will be as a new project, but with your fabric data in place.
If you have an existing project with your fabric data already defined and do not wish to recreate the data in a template project, it is possible to copy the fabric data from your existing project into a fresh template project.
You can now use the template folder to set up new projects using the method described above.
If you have a current project that requires your common set of Fabric data then the above files can be copied from the template project into your current project.
These are advanced techniques. Failure to follow the guidance directly could result in a damaged project. We strongly recommend assistance from your own IT department if you are unsure of these methods
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