1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 31, 2018 10:00 AM by Prasad Bhonsule

    Rearranging folders and files in PDM without breaking assemblies and references

    Eric Snyder

      So...moving all of us to PDM Standard. I want/need to rearrange how things are ordered in my vault. Before I just create new folders and drag and drop projects and library parts around I want to confirm a few things:

       

      Library. I have a folder that has a bunch of parts I have downloaded from suppliers that I keep ordered by supplier and then by type of part. These are referenced by many projects inside assemblies and sub assemblies. There will be mates and sometimes parts that reference some of these library parts in sketches, linear patterns, etc. What should happen if I change the name of the top level library folder to another name? Will PDM keep/.modify all the references correctly?

       

      Projects. If I move, rearrange parts and assemblies in a project what happens to references? Example:

      "Flat folder style - Existing"

       

      Project A Folder

         Part B

         Part X

         Sub assembly A

         Part C

         Part D

      Change to:

      "Structured folder style - proposed"

       

      Project A Folder

         Part A

         Part X

         Sub assembly A Folder

            Sun assembly A

               Part C

               Part D

      Basic question how do we reorder and more parts with references without breaking everything?