Author Topic: How to open previous files?  (Read 11161 times)

bryantdesignstudios

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How to open previous files?
« on: October 09, 2012, 06:02:56 pm »
October 09, 2012, 06:02:56 pm
Hello,
I am working on a project that the client has requested changes. How/ where do I retrieve previously saved files in lumion? I can't find my most up to date model... Also, how can I "save as" a file?
Thanks!
Mike

Re: How to open previous files?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 11:22:25 am »
October 10, 2012, 11:22:25 am
I am working on a project that the client has requested changes. How/ where do I retrieve previously saved files in lumion? I can't find my most up to date model...

Hi Mike, scene files are located in:
My Documents/Lumion 2/Scenes

Library files (user-imported models) are located in:
My Documents/Lumion 2/Library

Also, how can I "save as" a file?

There is not a conventional Save As function in Lumion. The way you do it is to save your current scene under a new name:
Home -> Save scene -> Name -> New name
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bryantdesignstudios

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Re: How to open previous files?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 05:21:27 pm »
October 10, 2012, 05:21:27 pm
Thank you so much for your response! Have a great day.

Hi Mike, scene files are located in:
My Documents/Lumion 2/Scenes

Library files (user-imported models) are located in:
My Documents/Lumion 2/Library

There is not a conventional Save As function in Lumion. The way you do it is to save your current scene under a new name:
Home -> Save scene -> Name -> New name

rmasia

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Re: How to open previous files?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 05:09:08 am »
November 17, 2013, 05:09:08 am
Hi Mike, scene files are located in:
My Documents/Lumion 2/Scenes

Library files (user-imported models) are located in:
My Documents/Lumion 2/Library

There is not a conventional Save As function in Lumion. The way you do it is to save your current scene under a new name:
Home -> Save scene -> Name -> New name

I am working on the two projects, last night before I left the office I closed the other project that I can start with the one then this morning when I want to open the other project i find that the scenes which are on load scene are not the latest. I checked on the library then i find the latest but I don't know how to open them..Please help........

Re: How to open previous files?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 10:27:53 am »
November 17, 2013, 10:27:53 am
If you closed the (other project) Scene without saving it then there should still be the AutoSave scene (which happens when you go from one scene to another) in your Load Scenes screen.  Check each Load Scene thumbnail to locate the AutoSave scene and its date of save.

You can confirm which is the most recent by looking at the date that is shown when you move the mouse over the thumbnail.

All the scenes most recent saves are listed in the Load Scene screen.  You can also confirm those dates by looking the scenes folder (location as above posts).

Files that are in the \Library folder are Imported Objects, they get saved each time you Accept (click on the tick) when doing updates to the Materials, not when doing changes to a scene.

Scenes get saved when you do a save or saveAS (to rename the scene) and also as backup by Lumion with the AutoSave and AutoSaveOnQuit.  When you do changes to a scene such as adding imported objects, adding Library Objects or changing their position etc, it is up to the user to decide if those changes should be saved for the scene by Files --> Save Scene.