4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 12, 2013 11:22 AM by Steven Aumack

    create folder template only in one type of directory

    Steven Aumack

      I created a folder template for assembly parts called ASM.  the ASM template just creates a folder tree with a suffix name, and creates 5-6 subdirectories.  I want the users to only be able to make an ASM folder structure in a directory ".\ENG\ASM*". 

       

      However, I want to create ASM folders in project engineering folders.  If I configure the template to use absolute root folder, ASM folders will always go in the same root folder, and I cant create new ASM per project.  And if I put current folder, the user can create ASM folders anywhere instead of under ENG folder.

       

      for example, I want to create the two type of folders

       

      C:\EPDM_Sandbox\Projects\Project_A\ENG\ASM_A, where ASM_A can only be created under ".\ENG\".  A is just a variable name attached to ASM folder title

       

      C:\EPDM_Sandbox\Projects\Project_B\ENG\ASM_B, where ASM_B can only be created under ".\ENG\"

        • Re: create folder template only in one type of directory
          Steven Aumack

          I have been thinking about this more.  I can have two variables in that are prompted for user input when using the template

           

          t_projname=Name of Project

          t_ASMname=Name of Assembly

           

          and set up the "files and folders" portion of the template like this...

           

          C:\EPDM_Sandbox\Projects

          --> %t_projname%

               --> ENG

                   --> %t_ASMname%

                      --> Folder_1

                      --> Folder_2

           

          is there a better way of doing this?

          • Re: create folder template only in one type of directory
            Steven Aumack

            ok I figured out how to link the folder card variables to template variabes.  in "files and folders", right click folder and click properties, then use "copy variables" tab.

             

            I have a group called "Engineering" that does not allow permissions to "add or delete a folder", but I want to give members of the Engineering group these permissions when using this folder template.

             

            I clicked all the folders in the template and added "explicit set rights" for "Add a delete a file", and when a member of the engineering group tries to use the template, a message box pops up and sayd "Could not create folder.  Cause: You don't have permission to perform this action.

             

            what am I doing wrong in setting up explicit rights for this template?