How do you use data shortcuts in Civil 3D?

How do data shortcuts work in Civil 3D?

Data shortcuts are stored in the _Shortcuts folder for the active project and are used to create data references to the source objects in other drawings. Each data shortcut is stored in a separate XML file. In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, right-click Data Shortcuts Create Data Shortcuts.

How do I use data shortcuts editor?

To Access the Data Shortcuts Editor



Open the Autodesk Civil 3D 2022 folder and click Data Shortcuts Editor. The editor opens in a separate window. In the Data Shortcuts Editor window, click File menu Open Data Shortcuts Folder, and navigate to the project folder that contains the data shortcuts you want to edit.

How do you update data shortcuts in Civil 3D?

Solution

  1. Manage tab > Data Shortcuts panel > Synchronize References. Update the reference name.
  2. The data shortcut name has been updated and synchronized.
  3. Save the file.

What does promoting a data shortcut do?

To promote all references in a drawing



Manage tab Data Shortcuts panel Promote All Data References Find. In the Promote All Data References dialog box, click Promote All Referenced Objects Into The Current File.

How do I change the working directory in Civil 3D?

To set a new working folder

  1. In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, right-click Data Shortcuts Set Working Folder.
  2. Navigate to the desired folder and select it.
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What is the shortcut to add alignment to data?

To create a reference to a data shortcut alignment

  1. In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, ensure that the correct working folder is identified on the Data Shortcuts node.
  2. Expand the Data Shortcuts Alignments collection.
  3. Right-click the desired alignment, and then click Create Reference.
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