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Folder management in Workgroup PDM

Question asked by Dan Markoff on May 24, 2013
Latest reply on May 30, 2013 by Michael Wallom

Hi All,

I am a bit new to the wPDM paradigm so please excuse me if this is a dumb question (I did some searching, but couldn't find the answer).


My company has always worked with all of our files on a network location, and without official revision control.  Some of our larger assemblies are really slow, so I was thinking about turning to wPDM so I can bring the files onto local storage (SSD, baby!) to speed up things.  What I haven't been able to figure out is how can I organize my local folders.


For example, let's say I have a box with a heatsink in it and the top level assembly is a chassis. 


In a simplified way, I would probably store the files on the network like this:


N:\Chassis\Project A\Chassis.sldasm

N:\Chassis\Project A\Chassis Top.sldprt

N:\Chassis\Project A\Chassis Bottom.sldprt

N:\Heatsinks\Project A\Heatsink.sldprt


When I set up wPDM, my insticts would be to create projects and sub projects that looked similar to the network drive folders.


My issue stems from when I check out the files locally, they all get dumped into a single folder.  If I was working on a lot of large assemblies, it would be a bear to find anything in that one folder.


Is there a way to have wPDM checkout files to local folders similar (or the same) to their organization in the vault?

Basically, I want wPDM to do the same thing Pack and Go does when you have Flatten to single folder turned off.


Thanks in advanced for any help!