We have moved to version 2017, SP5, and all is working well. Almost all, that is...
I am working with one particular assembly that is extremely slow.
This assembly and all its parts are Released in Workgroup PDM, so, when I want to make a change to any part of it, I need to take ownership and change its lifecycle status to 'Change In Progress'. Alternatively, I can login to Workgroup PDM as admin and crash the changes through!
I believe the reason this assembly is so slow is that most of its components are version 2016, and will be upgraded to 2017 when they are saved.
I thought I could run the Update & Save task in #Task and all my problems would be solved. Not so. The #Task job runs, but returns an error for every file, because they are Read-Only. I set my login to admin in Workgroup PDM and re-ran the task. Still the same.
What is the correct way to update the contents of my vault, or even a single assembly, from 2016 to 2017, considering that many of the parts are Released, and therefore cannot readily be saved?
I suppose I could go through the vault, take ownership of each file I need to update, change its status to Change In Progress, take ownership again, check them all out, run #Task and check them all in again, but that could take days. In addition, each file would be saved at a new version, so all my drawings would change for no reason, from Rev A to Rev A-01. Nobody wants that.
There must be a correct way that is less onerous.