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Can you put shortcuts in the vault?

Question asked by Brian Dalton on Jun 2, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2010 by Fred Rasmussen

Can I create Windows shortcuts (links to other files) inside the Vault such that if users insert them into their assembly they will actually get the part that the shortcut refers to?  This is the way my users (engineers & designers) currently use purchased parts from our PP library.  They prefer to keep them in a special location which is organized by vendor, size, material, etc. for ease of locating them.  I create 'official' versions with our own part numbers then replace the original file with a link to the 'official' one, so that when they insert the file SHCS_10-32x1_SS.sldprt they actually get the correct internally numbered version for their assembly.


In order to maintain this system while placing the library inside the vault, I would need to be able to place the shortcuts in the vault (though obviously they would not need version control per se).  The alternative is to maintain the library outside the vault and have the shortcuts point to the official files inside the vault.


Confusing enough for you?