Keeping custom tools organized

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  • Keeping custom tools organized

    Posted by David Cutler on August 3, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    What are your “best practices” for organizing your custom markup tools?

    Currently I have mine grouped by type of work (water, sewer, earthwork, etc.).

    I’ve seen that @troydegroot keeps a copy of his custom tools in a series of master PDFs.

    How about everyone else?

    David Cutler replied 2 years, 8 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Vince French

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    August 4, 2021 at 12:22 am
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    I have created a number of folders under tools and leave everything available at all times. I’ve also created several different profiles including drainage, externals, foundations, etc..

    Each profile will have certain folders open whilst others are collapsed.

    This works for me as on larger jobs I will work on on section of a take-off at a time – this is because there are different sets of drawings issued for each element of the works.

    However, on smaller jobs there might be just one engineering layout with all of the details on. As all of the tools are there I can just choose any profile and expand or collapse the details as necessary.

    Always open to ideas how I can improve this though!!!😀

    • David Cutler

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      August 4, 2021 at 7:03 am
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      That’s an interesting idea Vince having the multiple profiles with the specific folders open. Saving a couple of clicks every time adds up! I might have to try this.

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