Program Defaults in lieu of Project Defaults?

Is there a way to set program defaults so I get the same project defaults with every new project? Most of the default values are not set right for me (wind speed, ground snow, wall weights, story heights, etc.) and therefore I just skip them altogether.

Yes, I realize I could copy one project to the next, but then I have to change other things. Or I could create a project with nothing in it but defaults. But then that file would have to be positioned near the top of my project list and remain there so I could find it. Maybe that’s the workaround for now…

Most of my calcs are for just a few beams and it would be real convenient if there was a default template that I could have saved that would fit my region.

Hi @WilsonEngineers, thank you for reaching out again! I understand how setting a main Project Defaults would greatly benefit your workflow, we also have other users requesting the same feature. While we currently have other priorities and won’t implement this soon, I recommend using the workaround you mentioned - creating default projects that you can easily copy when starting a new one.

Regarding your query about positioning the default project at the top, you can use the filter box to quickly locate your default project regardless of its position. Simply type a keyword or name associated with your default project in the filter box, as shown in the screenshot below.

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help!

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