I recently saw @elearning's screenr on how to reduce time by avoiding re-importing Flash into your Articulate project each time you make a change to the Flash file. http://screenr.com/WTN
It prompted me to share a time saver I use to avoid having to republish/preview Articulate each time a make a change Flash file. It particularly comes in handy when working with the Articulate API because many of the APIs functions don’t really work until you have published your Articulate course.
Remember: Change the Publish Destination back to the default when done debugging your Flash file. That is where Articulate will look for it the next time you publish/preview your course. Also be aware that Articulate wipes everything out of its publish directory when you publish.
Good comment about returning your publish directory to the default.