Have you ever used a folder location over and over that you got tired of navigating to it even if you mapped it? Have you needed a folder location that was buried so deep in the Windows folder abyss that you fear you will never be able to find it again? If so, this tip may help you. See it after the jump.
When you click on browse in Civil 3D, you get the familiar dialog box. To the left of the browsing folder is a series of folders labeled: History, Documents, Favorites, FTP, Desktop, and Buzzsaw. This is called the Places list.
These (along with 90% of all Autodesk products) are customizable. First, let’s delete the ones that we don’t want/or need to see here. RIght-click in the Place list and select Remove. Repeat this for all the ones you don’t want to see.
Now that we have a blank slate so to speak, we’ll start adding ones that we want to see any time Civil 3D is opened. In my case, I want an easy way to navigate to the Blocks and Detail that are located on our server. The tip is in the Look in: drop-down list. Navigate to the location of Blocks via the Look in list.
Now go back to the Places list, and right-click. Select the ‘Add Current Folder’ from the right-click menu. And it is now added to the Places list.
Take notice that the name of the shortcut in the places list contains the entire path of the folder. I don’t really want to see all of that, I just want to see BLOCKS. Right-click on the shortcut and select Properties from the right-click menu. The Places Item Properties dialog box opens. Swipe over the Item Name text box and replace the contents with BLOCKS and then click OK.
You can add as many Places as you want but I would be cautious to not go overboard with this as it will defeat the purpose of the QUICK location.
By Clicking on the Add right-click option, you can manually select your Name and type in the path.
The Restore Standard Folders right-click option will add back the History, Documents, Favorites, FTP, Desktop, and Buzzsaw IN ADDITION to your customized list.
Hope this might help you and save a step or two along the way.