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Favorites updated from external file without manual user import

Robert Nichols
We are beginning an effort to be more rigorous about the use of Favorites, which follows our firm's effort to be more rigorous about graphic consistency and not wasting time with many settings when we just want things to look the way they should (i.e. consistency over maximum flexibility).

So, suggestions for new or tweaked Favorites flow to the person keeping track of our template file. The Favorites get tweaked daily if not more frequently.

Given the obvious role of Favorites in rolling out and maintaining office standards, it seems like there should be a way to point project files to a universal, external collection of Favorites. This would function similar to the way our firm's general object library works - updates flow to the users/workstations magically, without deliberate import step taken by the user.

Now, with the Template Keeper needing to remind everyone to import a new Favorites.prf file, it gives the impression that the Favorites tool is a nuisance and somewhat unreliable. Thanks.
Mac Studio, 32gb ram, ArchiCAD v26 (Apple Silicon) MacOS 13

Not applicable
I have been proposing multiple dedicated attribute file (.att?) linked to the project library, for years. This could handle multiple hotlinked projects and office standards easily. It would certainly be a blow of fresh air to A LOT of project/BIM managers using AC around the world.

Lets just hope.

Minh Nguyen
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
Hi All,

Thank you very much for creating this poll, and for those of you who voted to express their opinion.

I am happy to say we took notice of this wish and I have added it into our WishList database (please refer to it as Wish #12749). Hopefully, our Product Management team will adopt this one in the future.

Thank you all once more, and I wish you a great day!

Best regards,

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer

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