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Is it possible to create and share a flextable that a user on another computer can also use?
First, open the program and Go to View > Flextables. Create a custom flextable under the "Tables - Shared" by right-clicking on "Tables - Shared" and selecting the New button. This will open a new dialog box.
Set the Table Type to the element you want to use. Note that shared flextables are just like the predefined flextables in that the properties of one element cannot be displayed in the shared flextable of another. For instance, you cannot see node elevation in the pipe shared flextable.
The available columns for your new flextable will be in the table on the left. Highlight an attribute and click the Add button to include a property into the shared flextable. When you are done, click OK. The new flexable will open and you will see a new flextable listed in the Flextables manager.
Now, close the program and reopen it. Open any project or start a new one and the custom shared flextable should still be there. This is because this flextable is shared among all models that will be used on this workstation.
NOTE: You can also create a custom flextable under "Tables - Project". A project level flextable will only be available for a single project. In other words, if you opened a second model file, the project level flextable will not be listed.
The custom flextable is available for any model on the current workstation, but it will not be available on another automatically. If you want to share the custom flextable with a user who is on a different computer, use the following steps:
1) Open Windows Explorer and browse to C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\Bentley\StormCAD\8 (on Windows 7) or C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Application Data\Bentley\StormCAD\8\ (on Windows XP).
2) Find the file called "FlexTables.xml"
3) Copy the flextable.xml file to the same location on the other computers. You can copy them onto a flash drive or save to a network location available for other workstations.
When you have copied the file, the same custom flextables will be available for any projects on that computer. Note: You can store the XML file on a network drive for other users to access, but the file must be saved to the local machine in order to use it at this time.