Applicable plans
Lake Valley Ridge Mountain Peak

 

You've moved a Virtual Surveyor project on another computer and now you want to open it. A window with a message 'File not found' pops-up.


Overview


By default a project file (.vsp) contains absolute file paths to the corresponding terrain files. That's why when these files are not found on the specified locations the project cannot be opened.


If you want to create a package of your Virtual Surveyor project that can be opened on another computer you should first make the project portable by manually modifying the file paths. 


Quick guide


The file structure


When you move your project on another computer move it in one folder with:
  • The folder with terrain files
  • If applicable: a logo and objects/layers inserted in this project (such as CAD and GIS layers, 3D models etc.). 
The paths to these files will be specified relative to your project file that is why it is important to keep this file structure.


Terrain files


  1. Open the project.
  2. Select the Image in the ProjectTree.
  3. Click the Properties button (the Home tab > Edit).


  4. In the Imagery section edit the path to the Imagery File: type .\ before the name of the folder where the image terrain is stored. The location of the image terrain will be set relative to the location of the project file.


  5. Close the Imagery Layer window.  
  6. In the Project Settings window (Home > Setup) open the Terrain Database tab.
  7. Edit the path to the Terrain Database: type.\ before the name of the folder where the elevation terrain is stored. The location of the elevation terrain will be set relative to the location of the project file.




  8. Click OK.
  9. Save the project. Now your project can be moved on another computer and the image and the elevation terrains will be displayed correctly.

Optional: a logo and inserted items

If your project contains a logo:
  • Go to the Home tab > Setup > Project Settings > Screen Overlay.
  • Change the absolute path to your logo to a relative one: type.\ in front of the file name.
  • Click OK.
  • Save the project.



If your project contains objects and/or layers added via the Insert tab:
  • Select the object/layer in the ProjectTree.
  • Go to Home > Edit > Properties.
  • In the pop-up window change the file path to relative: type.\ in front of the file name.
  • Click OK.
  • Save the project.