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How to Back Up a Design Master Project

Posted on October 1st, 2010. Last updated on March 7th, 2024.

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 Back Up Project command.

Ribbon: DM->Utilities->  ->Copy or Back Up Project

Pulldown Menu: DM->Utilities->Copy or Back Up 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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