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How to copy a whole set of files from a project

Dominic Benoit - Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Depending on the folder structure used in your company, links between Solid Edge files can sometimes be spread all over the file system. The task to consolidate all files may seem impossible, but often essential for various reasons. You must already have tried to copy all using Windows Explorer, but you always keep the feeling of having forgotten well-hidden part files.

 

The Revision Manager is the ideal tool in order for grouping, or even for restructuring files.

 

Method of grouping: (such as for sending by e-mail)

Only downlinks will be found and copied.


  • 1-Open the general assembly

 


 

  • 2-Starting from the left to the right, click the buttons in the following order :
  •    a.Expand All
  •    b.Select All
  •    c.Copy
  •    d.Set Path

 


 

  • 3-Select the destination folder. Create one if necessary with the New Folder button.
  • 4-Confirm that all actions are properly prepared.

 


 

  • 5-Click Perform actions


 

Your documents are copied to the specified single folder.

 

Copying method, keeping the original structure :

Only downlinks will be found and copied.

  •     1-Open the general assembly

 


 

  • 2-Starting from the left to the right, click the buttons in the following order :
  •     a.Expand All
  •     b.Select All
  •     c.Copy

 


 

  • 3-You must now change the path of your copy:
  • a.Click on Replace 

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  • b.Enter the beginning of the path that is common to all files in the Find What box.
  •     i.Ex 1. F:\00_Demos\Quicklooks
  •     ii.Ex 2. F :
  • c.Enter the beginning of the destination path for all files in the Replace with box.
  •     i.Ex 1. G:\Copy
  •     ii.Ex 2. G :
  • d.Click on Replace All

 


 

  • 4-Confirm that all actions are properly prepared.

 


 

  • 5-Click on Perform Actions.

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  • 6-You then have a message offering you to create missing folders in the destination. Answer Yes, the folders will be created as specified in step 4.

 

Your documents are copied to the specified folder by creating the structure.

 

Full copy method:

 

The downlinks and uplinks will be found and copied.

  •     1-Open the general assembly

 


 

  • 2-Starting from the left to the right, click the buttons in the following order :
  •     a.Expand All
  •     b.Select All
  •     c.Copy

 


 

  • 3-Do a Where Used to find the .DFT documents referring to these 3D models.
  •     a.Tools-> Where Used
  •  


 

  • 4-Identify the folders to crawl for the search.
  •     b.Click Add to include the desired folders in the right column.
  •     c.Click on Process Options to select only the .DFT file type.

 



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  •     d.Click on Next to start the search.
  •     e.Selected AND found files will be listed at the bottom of the screen.
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  • 5-Use one of the previously proposed methods to specify the destination of copies.
  • 6-Click in the lower pane, you need to select the .DFT files to apply the same copy / destination strategy.
  •     f.Click on Select By Type.


 

  •     g.Choose the .DFT files, then OK
  • 7-Click the action button Copy, and use a previously proposed method for specifying the destination of copies.

 


 

  • 8-Confirm that all actions are properly prepared.
  • 9-Click on Perform Actions.

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  • 10-You then have a message offering you to create missing folders in the destination. Answer Yes, the folders will be created as specified in step 4.

 

Your documents are copied to the specified folder by duplicating all the structure.

 

 


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