Users have the ability to share Advanced Road Design data between multiple drawings. This could allow for a setup whereby one user in the office is working on the stormwater design for a particular project and another user is working on the road design. Both users can share designs between the drawings.
There are two general steps to set this up:
* Share Data – The Share Data command allows the designer to push their design (roads or pipes) from the current drawing to a specified ‘shared-data’ location.
* Read Data – The Read Data command than allows either road or pipe data to be read from the shared folder location and added to the current drawing.
Shared data cannot be edited except in the original drawing. However, viewing and plotting of the data is allowed in the receiving drawing.
Alignments and Surfaces are not shared using the Data Share command – users must ensure that both drawings contain the matching alignment and surface data, prior to data sharing.
The Shared Data can be updated at any time by first running the Share Data command and then running the Read Data command in the receiving drawing.