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DELETING FILES FROM THE PDM VAULT THAT ARE PART OF AN ASSEMBLY

Question asked by John Wallach on Jan 31, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 1, 2013 by Ray Howard

We are using SW PDM and have a seperate directory for custom created tool box parts which all have a 700000 number.  Unfortunately, in the past, users have checked in some of these parts into the PDM controlled directory.  This is causing all sorts of problems.  Is there a way to delete these files from the PDM controlled directory? Our Admin person says this can't be done because these files have references to assemblies they are used in.  To delete them, it appears you have to delete any files they might be referenced to which would cause way to much work to get rid of the 700000 parts from the PDM controlled directory.  

 

Is there a way around this problem?   We need to ONLY delete the 700000 files regardless of whether they have references or not.  All the 700000 parts are in tool box so if they can be deleted; referenced  assemblies can use the same part from the tool box directory, SW will simply pop up the message " part can't be found,  Do you want to find it yourself?"   the users can simply direct SW  to the tool box directory.

 

IS THERE A WAY TO DELETE PARTS IN PDM WITH REFERENCES, WITHOUT DELETING THE REFERENCED ASSEMBLIES? 

 

Your help is appreciated!!

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