Import and export the shape library

The shape library can be fully or partially exported and imported. This makes it possible to port shape libraries between systems or to import a centrally managed master library for several clients.

Export shape library

  1. Select the shape folder you want to export. If you want to perform a complete export, it is essential that you select the top folder with the name of the client. Otherwise, only the selected folder will be exported.

  2. Click on More and then on Export Shape Library at the top in the action bar.

  3. Save the exported file locally on your computer.

Import shape library

To import shapes from an exported file, first select the correct folder in the shape library. If you want to import an entire shape library, you must select the top folder with the client’s name. To import partial exports, you must select the respective next higher folder, because a partial export is imported directly below the selected folder.

  1. Select the folder where you want to insert the exported shape library.

  2. Click on More and then on Import Shape Library at the top in the action bar.

  3. In the following dialog, select the export file of your shape library from your local computer.

  4. The import wizard which appears now lists which shapes are to be imported. In principle, the system tries to merge existing shapes with the shapes to be imported by comparing their names and configurations. Shapes that can be replaced automatically appear in a black font in the right column. Shapes that cannot be completely mapped to existing shapes are displayed in red. This means that data point placements will be lost if you do not resolve the conflicts manually. To resolve the conflicts, click on Edit to the right of the corresponding list entry.