EnviroInsite allows you to save your documents to either an xml file or a vizx document file. A saved document contains descriptions of each of the opened view windows and the plotted objects and their properties. This enables you to save your work and regenerate your session at a later time.
Database - The xml or vizx document file stores only the path to the database. If the path of the data file changes between the time when you save the document and later open it, then you will be prompted for the new database file path when you next open the session file in EnviroInsite. The plot images generated when restoring a session file will also reflect any changes to the database made between sessions. This means that you can generate a particular image for one round of data. Then when you update your database as more data becomes available and reopen your file it will reflect these changes in your images. You may in some instances need to expand the query dates in order to include the newly collected data.
Imported image, CAD and metafiles - As with the database, the document file stores the path to the linked image or CAD files, rather than the content itself. Updates and other modifications to these files are reflected in EnviroInsite when the previously saved session file is opened. If desired, the primitive objects of CAD files can be stored within the session file by inserting the file and then using EnviroInsite to convert the file to its collection of primitive graphic objects. This is carried out by selecting the CAD object and then Modify -> Explode from the main menu.
Stored Paths - EnviroInsite stores the full path of accessed files (such as databases, image files, CAD files), however by default when the file cannot be located at the specified path, it will search in the folder where the document resides and in the subfolders to that folder. This simplifies the process of transferring projects between computers, where paths are not expected to be consistent with the computer on which the document was generated.