2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2011 3:54 PM by Jim Sculley

    File Version Upgrade

    Jim Sculley

      I've been using the EPDM File Version Upgrade Utility and haven't had much luck.  Intermittent hangs and such have made a mess of things.  Originally I had split the workload into two chunks, but after having to start over twice, I decided to subdivide the work into 10 chunks and have had much better results.  I have been using 3 different machines to process the 10 .wrkins files. Two are in my office and the third is a conference room machine this isn't used much.  I remoted into this machine and it was happily processing files until someone in a meeting logged into the machine, ignoring the message that I was logged in and thus booted me off, killing the processing of that particular .wrkins file.  After the other user had finished with the machine I remoted into it again and tried to restart the processing.  However, the option to restart was greyed out, and the .wrkins file the machine had ben working on no longer shows up in the list of available files to process.  At this point I'm stuck.  I'm assuming there is a flag in the registry or text file that will allow me to start over on this .wrkins file, but I have not ben able to find it.

       

      Jim S.

        • Re: File Version Upgrade
          Scott McFadden

          Jim,

          Just a shot in the dark, but did you happen to restart the machines

          with a hard reboot?  It is amazing what this will do.

            • Re: File Version Upgrade
              Jim Sculley

              Scott McFadden wrote:

               

              Jim,

              Just a shot in the dark, but did you happen to restart the machines

              with a hard reboot?  It is amazing what this will do.

              No change.  I found this in the QuestionableKnoweldgeBase:

               

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              Solution Id:

              S-047857
              Product:
              SolidWorks Enterprise PDM 2010 CAD Editor
              Updated:
              5/10/2010 05:44:21 PM
              Area:
              PDMWorks Enterprise
              Sub-Area:
              Upgrade
              Question:
              Why is the "Restart an interrupted upgrade process" button grayed out after restating the File Version upgrade utility?
              Answer:
              If the upgrade process is interrupted e.g. when files cannot be checked out, SolidWorks cannot be started or files cannot be checked in. A message box is shown saying “The upgrade utility has terminated unexpectedly...". Users have two possible options in this case, "Retry" or "Cancel". If a user presses the retry-button filename of the work instruction, the file is written into the registry. When this is done, restart becomes available the next time the utility is started.

               

              If the upgrade utility is killed and restarted, this option is not made available (as the necessary registry entry is not made).
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              So, there is supposed to be a registry entry to allow restart under certain circumstances.  Unexpected termination is not one of them.  So, now I'm stuck.  Unless I want to write an add-in to parse the 46,000 line file to determine which folders the files reside in and do a secondary upgrade targeting just those directories for the 67 of 134 batches that weren't processed from that file.
              Jim S.