In the past few days, customers have called about revision manager and have asked several questions on how they can move or copy assemblies to new locations.
There were a few main issues custumers have had in regards to Revision Manager, and what I have done is created multiple scenarios to tackle these issues .
Scenario 1: Copy all assemly with all parts to new location.
Scenario 2: Copy all parts associated to assembly and folder structure to new location folder.
Scenario 3: If a folder with parts related to an assembly gets nenamed and links get broken, how to redifine links.
Sample Folder structure (this can be any combination of folder locations) the point is that, we need to move or copy files to a new location.
Scenerio 1: copy all assembly with all parts to new location, this is ideal when you need to clone
the whole asssembly to send to a customer.
- 1. Open TOP level assembly with Revision Manager.
- 2. Expand then select all, this option makes sure that all files will be copied. Notice action is unchanaged.
5. Final step is to perform actions. At this point the assembly is copied to the (new) folder location.
However notice the subfolders are NOT copied. This completes this scenerio.
Scenerio 2: Move the whole assembly with subfolder structure and related files only.
Another method is just to copy all folders to the new location, but note that there may be
files that do not relate to the assembly.
In cases where you only need to move files that relate to that top level assembly and keep the
same folder structure, files not related will not copy or move.
6. Open selected assembly with revision manager.
7. We are going to move to (new location) and copy the same folder structure. By selecting the (rename)
you are moving the files from the (original) folder.
8. Notice action is to rename document.
9. Now click on replace old folder (Original) with new folder (New). Then select replace all then cancel.
10.Once replaced, see new folder with new location.
11.Click on Yes and close Revision Manger.
12.Notice the new folder structure in new location, notice the subfolders are copied as well.
13.Review new folders using window explorer to take a look at the previous folder location; notice only
files that were not associated to the assembly did not copy (This is also a good way to isolate
assemblies) with the folder structure. This complete this scenerio.
Scenario 3: Cases when a folder gets renamed and then you open the assembly and notice that
all links are broken. This is very common in networks with many users.
14.So let’s go ahead and rename each folder as shown below, just by adding “1” at the end of each
If you try to open the assembly now with RM or Solid Edge, the files will not open; you will get a notice
that files are missing.
15.Click on the redefine links then select top level folder then ADD (make sure that the subfolder is
16.The easiest way to get the folder address correctly is by going to the window explorer, and then copy and paste.
-(ManufacturedParts) is the original folder
-(ManufacturedParts1) is renamed folder
-click next twice
17. Click on Back twice
18. Repeat for other folders
Close Revision Manager, and then reopen with top level assembly. This completes this scenario.
This was also presented at one of our Solid Edge Productivity summits by Barry