This 23 minute segment is the second part of week #3: Get More Organized. It is the conclusion of our study of Template files.
When you complete a project, it’s time to optimize your template. What did you learn or change? What can you reuse? Should you update your template, or start over from the new PLN file by saving it under another name?
The approach of doing a “Save As” with your latest project PLN and just “getting going” is good when you are still developing your project file structure. You get the benefit of whatever you’ve learned or revised in your latest efforts, but you’ll have to do a fair amount of work to delete everything you don’t need in the new project. It’s a “quick and dirty” method that can be used, but is not optimum for the long term.
It is best over time (in my opinion) to develop your TPL file systematically, adding to it the improvements that you have developed in your latest projects. This segment looks at what areas of the ArchiCAD environment should be perused as you work on your TPL, and how to bring them from your PLN to the TPL file:
If you think about optimizing your template as you work, and take notes on what you discover or revise, it will help you a great deal over time.
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