The Search Path defines where the related .dgn files are stored for your project. This feature allows you to store model files and label data files in a folder other than where the project files are stored. Multiple users sharing the same design data finds this feature useful.
The Search Path is defined in the Smart Review interface (.dri) file. To use the Search Path feature with your own projects, edit the DRI file with a text editor such as Notepad.
Smart Review looks for design and label files in the folders defined in the .dri file dgn_search_path entry. Use a semicolon (;) to separate multiple paths. For example:
Smart Review first searches for the file name as specified in the .dri file. If the file name is not found, it then looks for the file in the project folder (where the .dri file resides), and then searches in the list of folders in the order given in the path entry. Smart Review reads the first file found and stops the search.
Smart Review assumes that the label file is in the same folder as the project file.
Defining the Search Path is not the same as defining the search paths to the pattern, palette, or bump map files associated with your project. To define the search paths to these files, use the Search Path dialog box.
Specifies the paths to the palette, pattern, or bump map files associated with your project. The Search Path dialog box appears when Smart Review is opening your project file for the first time if it cannot find, in the Search Path, the patterns or bump maps assigned to the model.
Specifies a folder containing the pattern or bump map file that you are assigning to the current object.
Navigates to a different folder.
Displays the folders currently in the search path and allows you to add and remove folders and to re-order the list of folders.
Adds the current folder to the bottom of the search path list of folders to use for searching for pattern or bump map files.
Removes the selected folder from the search path list of folders to use for searching for pattern or bump map files.
Moves the selected folder up one level in the search path list of folders. Smart Review searches first for folders listed closer to the top. You can find patterns and bump maps faster if you place the most likely locations higher in the search list.
Moves the selected folder down one level in the search path list of folders. Smart Review searches last for folders listed closer to the bottom. You can find patterns and bump maps faster if you place the most likely locations higher in the search list.