Storing Your Jobs on a Network Drive

How to: Set-Up a Network Storage


This How To will cover the process of setting up a network storage for PlanSwift. This guide will only help you once you have set up a network, server, or cloud-storage based system (One Drive, Sky Drive, Google Drive, etc.)


CAUTION: We do not recommend/support using a cloud-based storage for storing jobs.  This is doable but the storage location needs to be fully synced and available offline (on your computer) in order for it to work in PlanSwift.  Opening a job that has not fully synced yet can result in data loss.


Once you have your storage set up, the process is very easy. 

Setup Network Location

1. Open your File Explorer and go to the established network or server. 


 

2. In the server, right click and move your mouse cursor over the word New. Doing so will pop out an additional right-click menu. 

3. Click on Folder to create a new folder. 

 4. Name the folder something you will remember and that is easy to find (for example, PlanSwift Jobs, Network Jobs, or Network).

 


5. Now leave the folder completely empty--don't put a single thing in it--and launch PlanSwift.

Configure PlanSwift to Use the Network Folder

1.  Inside of PlanSwift click on the Settings tab and go to Data Storages.



2.  Type in the name and select a color of your choice; then click on the 3 dots on the Folder field to the right.



3. Browse to the folder you created in the first section (if you skipped that section, click the Make New Folder button and name the folder).

Do not store other documents or folders in this storage, or it may result in missing data errors from PlanSwift reading the folder and not finding PlanSwift job data. You do not need to store the PDFs or other plan files you wish to use in this location to be able to store jobs here.


4.) Click Finish

This has created the Jobs and Templates folders for you to put your jobs in. 

To move your jobs, see:  Moving Your PlanSwift Data Files from One Computer to Another