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.layout file extension used by both Chief and Sketchup Layout

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I've been having an issue for a long time with Sketchup's Layout program using the same file extension as Chief's layout files, namely .layout

 

It's annoying to see the file icons default to Chief's layout icon and remembering to use "open with" command all the time is tiresome.  It's not a huge problem but would be nice to find an easy fix.  Anyone find a reasonably elegant solution to this?  I'm on a mac so not sure if same problem exists in Windows world.  

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Larry:

 

no solution - I doubt if either CA or Trimble will change the extension name

 

I have long advocated that CA add the version id to the extension names

such as .planX8 and .layoutX8

 

this is why I prefer using "Open with" as I usually have the current plus two prior versions of Chief installed 

 

this came from the days when many of our clients were fellow Chiefers

 

once I get ver 8 installed it will be the only version installed - since I am retired

 

still using X6, installed but never bothered with X7

 

Lew

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It's surprising that two software packages that are likely to coexist on a significant percentage of users machines would share the same file extension.  Oh well, it's not a huge problem so I will try not to lose any more sleep over it.

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