Standards Databases

Standards databases are used to store default settings for new projects. You can make changes to the customization settings, store them in these files, and reuse them.

These databases are stored in your plumbing customization folder. For companies with more than one user, we recommend that the plumbing customization folder be on your network. This allows you to share the customization between all of your users. Otherwise, synchronizing the customization on all of the different computers is complicated.

When you create a project, the settings from the standards databases are copied to its project database. Once it is created, the project database is no longer associated with the standards database. Changes to the project database will not affect the standards database, and changes to the standards database will not affect the project database.

Standards Database Groups

Groups allow you to organize the records in your standards schedule.

When you create a project, all of the records from a group can be copied to the project. Copying a group is helpful when you have a common type of project with similar schedules. You can set up the schedule once in the standards as a group, then reuse it in new projects.

While working on a project, you can import records from a group into the project. You can create multiple groups for different types of schedule entries or different manufacturers. The organization of the groups makes it easier to find the record you want to import.

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