How do I build Vista graphics pages offline from the system running my Vista database?

Issue

How do I build Vista graphics pages offline from the system running my Vista database?

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

  • Vista IV
  • OGC Graphics

Cause

Engineering graphics on an offline database allows the work to be completed away from a customers site after the installation phase of the project has been completed.

Resolution

  1. Make a backup of the Vista database so you will have the necessary points for the graphics pages.
  2. Restore backup on the PC that you want to build the graphics with.
  3. Build the graphics pages and save them as .ogc using file-save, not db save.
  4. When all pages are complete, copy the saved files to the system running the database.
  5. Create the necessary graphics objects in the Vista database.
  6. For each of these objects, right click and go to Properties and browse in the new files with the Source File button.