Okay, I got it. How do I find the plan after I import it?When you save a file, the software has to put the data into a file in a structured manor. The most commonly used structure was XML and now it is more common to use the json standard. Both of these are text files which allows them to be human readable as opposed to a binary file which is unreadable. It isn’t important that you be able to read them, though. There is no significance to the file name other than it is guaranteed to be unique.
The ability to export or import them is all you need to know. If you want to email me (or the forum) a saved Plan so that someone else can open it, you simply need to go Share > Export and it is placed in your My Segment PRO folder. You can rename that file if you like because the name is meaningless, although if you rename it to ‘My bowl.json’ (for example), I may already have a file with that name and yours will replace mine if I put it on my computer.
The software knows how to deal with json files so that you need to know nothing about them.
In Segment PRO, I decided to take over the responsibility for saving saved files. I did this after years of working with my customers. Segmenters are really good at their craft but they are terrible about saving files in any meaningful way. When they do a File > Save, they often simple save the file in the root of the Documents folder. If they don’t save it there, they are likely to never be able to find a file that they saved somewhere.
By having the software save the file for you, you never need to look for the file - you only need to click on the Plans tab. Is this the perfect solution? Nope. It did answer the problem I set out to fix, though, and I’m glad I did it this way. It’s just different in how anyone has ever done it before. So just ignore the fact that there are data files that end in json. The software need to deal with them and you ONLY need to know about them if you want to share the Plan with someone else.
Start SP.Okay, I got it. How do I find the plan after I import it?