This article describes how to manually transfer ARCHLine.XP projects, objects, materials, styles and settings from one computer to another.
Follow the steps below to copy the mentioned libraries to another computer:
- Save your projects to a backup archive (USB drive, Google Drive, etc.). See 4 ways to transfer files from one computer to another below.
By default you find the projects in this path. If you have changed it search the path you have specified. XX in the path means your username.
- Second step:
The objects, materials, styles and settings must also be saved. This you can do in one step by exporting the Environment Package, and saving the file that was created with .environment extension to a backup archive. (File > Options > Open and Save > Transfer settings and files from one computer to another)
- Install ARCHLine.XP on the computer where you want to move the program to.
- Import the Environment Package (File > Import > ARCHLine.XP > Environment Package)
- Make sure that the move was successful, that is, the content you have copied from your old computer appears in your Design Center on your new computer.
- Copy your projects to the new computer as well.
- Restart ARCHLine.XP.
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Transferring workspace to another computer (before Version 2022)
1. Install the new ARCHLine.XP version (2022 or later) on the old computer and accept the automatic import of the environment in the pop-up window when the program is started for the first time.
2. Use the Environment package - Export command and save the .environment file.
3. Find the saved .environment file in the computer's directory, then copy it to the new computer using an external data medium such as USB.
4. After starting the new program version on the new computer, use the Move environment package - import option.
5. The deployment requires a restart for the changes to take effect.
4 ways to transfer files from one computer to another
1. Use an External Storage Media such as USB stick.
2. Share Over LAN or Wi-Fi
For computers close to each other, there are two main ways to share files and folders. The first is to set up a local area network (LAN), so you can use one PC to browse the other's hard drives. The second is to use software to transfer files over Wi-Fi.
3. Sharing a Network Drive
Open File Explorer. In the address bar at the top of the window, type \\ followed by your IP address. When you're done, it should look something like this: \\192.168.1.68. A new window will pop up asking for a username and password. Enter the user credentials exactly.
4. Use a Transfer Cable
For computer-to-computer transfer, you need a USB bridging cable or a USB networking cable. It's faster than using drives since the copy-and-paste process happens simultaneously between the connected systems. When using external drives, you are basically transferring between three drives—but cables reduce that to two drives.
Windows to Windows: If you're transferring files from one Windows computer to another, plug the USB cable into both computers. Wait until both computers recognize the cable and they automatically install drivers.
Once you've installed the USB cable's driver, download and install the data transfer software for both computers. Once ready, launch the transfer app on both computers, and you can now begin transferring files.