The Archive feature is a very useful command for when you
need to move your landscape design to another computer to continue your work, or
when you want to ensure any changes to your custom objects do not affect your
design. When using the File > Save command to save your landscape,
custom data such as imported backgrounds and custom plants are not saved in the
landscape file. However, when using the Archive feature all custom data is saved
in the landscape file, making an Archive a much better choice when the file
needs to be moved to another computer.
To archive the current landscape design:
1. Select File >
2. Select the desired
file and click Save. The text "_archive" will be automatically appended
to the file name.
opening an archived landscape design, the title bar will contain "(Archive)"
after the file name.
a landscape has been saved as an archive, saving the file in the future will
automatically save it as an archive, even when using the normal File >
archives include all custom data, their file sizes can become quite large.
finished with a large landscape design that includes custom data, use the
Archive command to save a copy of it for future reference. This helps ensure
that any changes to your custom data do not affect the design.