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By Adalbert Albu
#6492
In pre 8 by giving the pln a unique name (i.e. 0386,pln) all pmk’s inherited thos unique name… Now it takes a lot of typing. Thank you GS.
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By Aussie John
#6498
Adalbert Albu wrote:In pre 8 by giving the pln a unique name (i.e. 0386,pln) all pmk’s inherited thos unique name… Now it takes a lot of typing. Thank you GS.


I dont know it is that bad since it was only the plan views that inherited the file name. Since the PLN method of saving doesnt create a folder with files in it, the unique name is not important.
By Adalbert Albu
#6556
But I can’t abandon using PMK because I an afraid of:
- large projects may no work with direct PLN linking
- loosing file structure if moving from one drive to another

What is GS's advise
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By Djordje
#6558
Adalbert Albu wrote:But I can’t abandon using PMK because I an afraid of:
- large projects may no work with direct PLN linking
- loosing file structure if moving from one drive to another


Linking will work; there is no loss of time if you compare direct linking and updating the LBK compared to PMK publishing. Plus, you are rid of the file extension problem.
You are, however, in the need of proper hardware for the project size.

The file structure is not affected; e.g. I recently moved a whole project (the whole project folder with all the subfolders as they were) and the LBK updated without a glitch.

IMHE as always.
By DVH
#6567
I like the thought that the time is about the same for PMK & PLN linking.... however, I have had some issues with what may be related to hardware problem. I have had BGArchiCAD time out and tell me ArchiCAD not responding.
I have had a 50% chance of update link success. My machine is a 700mhz G4 Mac with 1Gig memory, I know that 1Ghz is required... but I also know that memory can be used & my Activity Monitor shows that ArchiCAD & BGArchiCAD top out at about 130mb of ram when updating.
Are you saying that this one update process will work on a 1Ghz machine... what about the other issue ? I have heard that if you have alot of PMKs in your layout with the PLN links, that you will have this "time out" problem. :?
Thanks, DVH: Dwayne Van Horn
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By Aussie John
#6596
relinking form one drive another is no problem.
Also I dont have problems with updating the whole project at one time (150 files) and my machine is not the speediest ( see sig)
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By Miquel Garcia
#6599
Djordje wrote:Linking will work; there is no loss of time if you compare direct linking and updating the LBK compared to PMK publishing. Plus, you are rid of the file extension problem.
You are, however, in the need of proper hardware for the project size.


I have tried the direct linking and I find it slower than PMK publishing. I think I have a good hardware (although it isn't the ultimate computer in the world). Publishing PMKs I am able to update only a drawing at a time, while with direct linking I need to update the whole project.

I don't like, of course, the PMK extension annoying all the time the drawing names: I can't use the title feature in PlotMaker, but this is not essential (I am using ArchiCAD from version 3.3 and this is a very new feature...)
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By Dave Jochum
#6600
Miquel Garcia wrote:Publishing PMKs I am able to update only a drawing at a time, while with direct linking I need to update the whole project.


That's not true. You can update as many or as few as you want and when you want--or none. You have complete control in the Drawing Usage window of the Navigator.
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By Matthew Lohden
#6609
For what it's worth; I was a long time hold out (at least through AC8.0) on adopting the direct link to PLN. I have now switched over wholeheartedly. It is clear that Graphisoft has worked very hard to improve this function in 8.1. So much so that it now seems to be superior in all respects to the PMK method.

Just my 2¢.
By Adalbert Albu
#6615
Based on the opinions expressed I will change to direct link