Our sister company recently loaded 300 files (models, assemblies, and drawings) into EPDM from outside the vault. However, the files were already in the vault from a previous update. Our sister company, copied all the files outside the vault, then edited them, then tried to put back in. Now, all the files are checked out and cannot be checked in because they no longer have unique file names. Because we have baseline data from the earlier upload, dumping the older files and replacing them with the newer files is probalby not the best route. It is an option though.
Currently, I am pulling up the old models, assemblies etc. and doing a "Save as Copy" under a new part number scheme. This works fine with the models and assemblies but I am having no luck reconnecting the references to the drawings. I am thinking my only option is to sit down and recreate the drawings from scratch. We cannot go back to our sister company to remove the files, correct them and reload them.
Anyone out there have any ideas?????