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Working with Projects

Saving Projects

To save your project, use the File > Save… menu command or press Cmd-S.

You have the option to save your project in the OS X native bundle format (.lh3d), or in the compressed format (.lhzd). The latter format stores your project as a regular file. This format was designed to email your document, share it on the Internet, or store it on a non-Mac drive.

The Save supplied contents in projects option in the Preferences lets you choose whether to save actual objects from the standard library in your project file, or save only links to these objects in the library. Whatever you choose, it will not affect the way you work with the project. Saving objects in the project guarantees that it will not be dependent on the version of the program (the contents of the library may change by a major update). On the other hand, projects that store only links to objects can take less disk space. Modified and imported objects used in the project will always be saved in the project.

If you plan to view the project on a computer where Live Home 3D is not installed, export your project as graphic files.

Saving Templates

A template is a project saved in a dedicated folder. You can use a template as the basis for new projects.

To save your project as a template, use the File > Save as Template… menu command. Templates are saved only in the compressed format (.lhzd).

Once you have saved a custom template, the program doesn't retain the link between the open project and the template. To update the template after modification, select it in the Save as Template dialog to overwrite.

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