Sorry to hear that you lost your edits.
I suggest using the following workflow to save your projects:
Name your project
A neat way to save your project will be to give it a name. You can do this by clicking on the project name displayed in the title bar in the edit screen (I have appended images to help you locate the project name). Once you edit this field, PVX will automatically save your project and the changes you made to it with the new name.
In order to avoid inadvertent loss of edits, PVX attempts to save your project in a couple of other scenarios as well:
a) Navigating to home screen
If you are editing your project and navigate to the home screen , PVX will prompt if you would like to save this project.
b) Closing the application
If you close the application, a save-project prompt will ask you if you'd like to save your project
Project title location for Windows:
Project title location for Macintosh:
Changing the title does change the title, but my intention was to save it as a version. I have tried creating copies from the folders, but when I attempt to import those copied versions, it won't because it still recognizes the other project.
Consider the following workflow in that case:
1.) Copy your project and rename it to whatever you name you want to chose (let's call it project_name_version_2 for now)
2.) In the copied project folder, open the file, lcmanifest.xml
3.) In this file, do a search for "project_name" and change the current value to reflect your new name (project_name_version_2).
4.) In the same file, do a search for "guid" and change any one alphanumeric character to another alpha-numeric character. For example if your guid was "121c4251-0c23-459b-b300-e79073156701"
you can change it to "121c4251-0c23-459b-b300-e7907315670c"
Now, when you open PVX, you should see your new project in the project list.
A few things to note:
1) There is no need to import the copied project. PVX will auto-update the projects list with your new project when you re-open it
2) Again, if you don't see your copied project in the project list close PVX and re-open it.
Do let me know if this works for you.
This workaround works, but I would hope to see some features added in future updates to account for the need to save projects "more clearly" and with the possibility as a separate version.
Glad to know that this workaround solves your problem for now.
The product management will be relayed this feature request and should consider incorporating it in future updates.
To not have a clear save function is so DUMB. come on guys