By Miles Nicholson
If you have installed your elecworks™ standalone or you are moving your data from one server to another server, the Archive Environment command is extremely useful to save all of your data to a single zip file. Both SQL data and drawing data is saved. Users can also archive environmental settings to retain data when switching from a client/server installation to a standalone installation on a single computer.
In addition, if you have your elecworks installed standalone, you should setup a frequent backup in case your PC should catastrophically fail.
Select File ribbon tab > Archiving panel >
Select the objects you want to process e.g. All objects
If you have installed your software standalone, you should set a reminder:
Select Remind me to do a regular archive after this number of days
Define the number of days e.g. 30
If you have setup a reminder and you haven’t performed an archive within the duration set, elecworks™ will remind you on initial start-up.
To unarchive on a new PC or server, select File ribbon tab > Archiving panel > and browse to the zip file previously created by the Archive Environment.