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How to Back Up a Design Master Project

Friday, October 1st, 2010

To make a backup of your work, do not make a copy of a drawing in your current project folder. This will be seen by the project database as a new drawing, and everything on the drawing will be duplicated. This often leads to doubled loads on panel schedules or incorrect quantity counts.

The correct way to back up a project is to copy the entire project folder to a new folder. The easiest way to do this is with the Copy or Backup Project command.

Ribbon: DM Electrical/HVAC/Plumbing->Utilities->  ->Copy or Backup Project

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical/HVAC/Plumbing->Utilities->Copy or Backup Project

This will copy all of the drawings and the database file for the current project to a new folder. You can also copy the files manually if you want to control which files are copied.

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