Author Topic: Possible to change the location of files?  (Read 6196 times)

mlabell

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Possible to change the location of files?
« on: July 19, 2012, 07:38:41 pm »
July 19, 2012, 07:38:41 pm
Is there a way to change where I want to save my data to?  We utilize windows roaming profiles which allow users to have 1GB (set by systems admin) of data stored in My Docs and other %userprofile% directories.  If I can change this it would be preferred since I currently have to copy all files out of location to a location on my c:\ that is not part of the windows roaming profile service so I dont go over everyday prohobiting me from logging off my computer.  Then when I need to work on my files have to copy them back to mydocs from my c:\

Regards,

Re: Possible to change the location of files?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 10:09:23 am »
July 20, 2012, 10:09:23 am
Hi mlabell, if you're using Lumion or Lumion FREE, scenes and imported models will be saved in the default location (My Documents/Lumion 2). There's currently no way to change this location.

If you use Lumion PRO, you can export complete scenes (including any imported models) to any location on your harddrive or network.
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Zdenek Fajfrlik

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Re: Possible to change the location of files?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 10:31:39 am »
July 20, 2012, 10:31:39 am
hi morten,
this is very important:

when you save the whole scene, all the models and "definition files" are saved within this "backup".

now, when you RELOAD such a backup,

does lumion OVERWRITE the actuall files in the documents/subfolders?


how does this procedure work exactly?

if the files have to be saved in this one and only place, a sort of PROJECT-LIST would help to keep order in the system, since now all the projects are simply shown in a chronological order, which is not so clear after some time....
also the quick-save-files and autosave-files SHOULD be named additionaly (user-option) by the project name.

at the moment changig a project automaticly overwrites (when using F5) the quicksave-file of the project closed before, doesn't it?

by the way, with the help of 2 simple freeware progs a realized an automatic backup function, which

step 1: copies  the quick-save file to a special order, whenever it's updated and overwritig it there (time-stamp-controlled)
step 2: moving the copied file to a backup-order (keeping all copies as long, as you like), naming it additionally by date & time...
work perfect and no crash can kill my project anymore, since i simply save F5 maybe every 10 minutes.
i just work on extending this to more important files of the project.

thanx and regards
stan

Re: Possible to change the location of files?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 11:26:10 am »
July 20, 2012, 11:26:10 am
when you save the whole scene, all the models and "definition files" are saved within this "backup". now, when you RELOAD such a backup, does lumion OVERWRITE the actuall files in the documents/subfolders?

Hi Stan, if you import a full scene file (.ls2) which includes the user-imported models in that scene, the following will happen:

1) A new scene file called Import is saved in My Documents/Lumion 2/Scenes.

2) Lumion will check if any of the user-imported models that are included in the full scene file already exist in My Documents/Lumion 2/Library. If so, it will display thumbnail images of the files that will be overwritten in that folder (along with a text in red "Overwrite Library"), if you choose to go ahead and import the scene.

if the files have to be saved in this one and only place, a sort of PROJECT-LIST would help to keep order in the system

Thanks for your suggestion.

also the quick-save-files and autosave-files SHOULD be named additionaly (user-option) by the project name.

This would potentially create a huge amount of data, but as you say, if it's a user-configurable option in the Settings menu, it would be up to the individual if they want this or not.

at the moment changig a project automaticly overwrites (when using F5) the quicksave-file of the project closed before, doesn't it?

Yes, you're right.
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jg140

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Re: Possible to change the location of files?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2015, 04:23:21 pm »
October 30, 2015, 04:23:21 pm
These issues with Lumion have caused major problems with some of our large scale architectural projects.
Does Lumion have plans for any of the upcoming upgrades to rework its file management system?

Currently we need to "work around" these problems, such as exporting scenes so other people can work on them.  This current system is very inefficient when you think about how much easier it would be to be able to save a file on a server.

It would also help a lot to be able to choose if a file is overwritten or not when reloading models.  Again, it doesn't make much sense to me that if you reload a model in one Lumion scene, it can effect other Lumion scenes, which can be a big surprise when opening other Lumion files to find out that the model has been overwritten.
This also happens when importing full scenes on another computer.

To me, these are major inefficiencies, and if they were addressed would greatly help the workflow of architectural offices, which seems to be the biggest market for Lumion.
Having better looking reflections and glass is nice, but an upgrade that solves these issues is overdue.

Re: Possible to change the location of files?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2015, 04:27:56 pm »
October 30, 2015, 04:27:56 pm
Hi jg140, thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately I can't answer your question as the developers of Lumion don't comment on whether a given feature will be implemented in a future update. If there's any news, you'll see it here on the forum and/or on the Lumion website and/or in one of our newsletters.

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