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Lucid Builder v4

Lucid Builder Exporting keys using LIF3

Lucid Builder Export Key Menu
Lucid Builder Export Key Menu.

To create a LIF3, choose Export Key from the File menu, click the browse button in the Export Key dialog, then in the Key Export file dialog provide a file name, select the LIF3 file type and click save.

Step 1.

Lucid Builder Export key dialog
Lucid Builder Export key dialog.

Step 2.

Lucid Builder Export Key File Browser dialog (LIF3 selected)
Lucid Builder Export Key File Browser dialog (LIF3 selected).

Step 3.

Lucid Builder Export Key dialog
Lucid Builder Export Key dialog file name and path specified. Click the Export button to complete the export process.

The LIF3 file does not contain the key’s media, only references to where the media can be found. Therefore if you need to transfer a LIF3 file to another computer you should also copy the media directories.

Note

If the LIF3 file and media directories are moved to another computer it may be necessary to modify the reference to where the key’s media can be found on the new computer. You can do this by opening the LIF3 file in a standard text editor, searching "for media base_path", and editing the path name of the Media directory.

For example:

<media base_path="C:\program files\Lucid3\my key\Media">

Should be changed to:

<media base_path="{new_computer’s_path}\Media">

Where new_computer’s_path is the full path name including drive letter of the Media directory on the new computer.

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Lucid Builder v4

Lucid Builder Importing keys using LIF and LIF3 files

Lucid Builder - Import key menu option
Lucid Builder – Import key menu option.

LIF (exported from the Lucid Version 2 Builder), and LIF3 files exported from the Lucid3/4 Builder can be imported into the Lucid4 Builder using the following steps:

  1. Create a new key (New from the File menu)

  2. Save the key (Save or Save As… from the File menu)

  3. Choose Import Key from the File menu, select the desired file type, then browse for the appropriate file and follow the prompts.

If any errors are detected when importing a key, they will be listed in a dialog box for review. The file can still be imported, but errors may result in only a partial import. For example, if an image is missing the key can be imported but the reference to the image will be removed.

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Lucid Builder v4

Lucid Builder LIF3 (Lucid Interchange Format version 3) Files

LIF3 files are xml documents containing all the data (Feature and Entity lists, item properties, score data and media attachments) for a key. LIF3 files can be used to back up keys, and for easily transferring keys from one computer to another.

Note

The LIF3 file for a key does not contain the key’s media, only references to where the media can be found. Therefore if you need to transfer a LIF3 file to another computer you should also copy the key’s media directories.

You can do this by opening the LIF3 file in a standard text editor, searching “for media base_path”, and editing the path name of the Media directory. For example:

<media base_path=”C:\Fungi\Lucid\my fungi key\Media”>

should be changed to:

<media base_path=”{new_computer’s_path}\Media”>

where new_computer’s_path is the full path name including drive letter of the Media directory on the new computer.