2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2013 12:14 PM by Tim Webb

    Retreiving a saved file in Epdm

    Jon Perkins

      Hi Everyone,


      We use Solid Works with the Epdm Vault. Yesterday we were working on a file and saving it every 10 minutes. There was an error message and the user then clicked "get latest version". The file then appeared as a blank sheet with the day's work wiped out. We were told by our VAR that fileing does nothing and the only way to save your work is to "check in" the file. This seams wrong to me. Can you verify this or tell me how to retreive the file that has been saved?


      Thank you,


        • Re: Retreiving a saved file in Epdm
          Jim Sculley

          Saving files is a local operation on your hard drive.  EPDM is not involved in that process.  Versions of files in EPDM are only created on each check-in, not each save, just as your VAR  has told you. 


          Imagine you end your day by creating a new part file with no features.  You save it and check it in.  The next day you check the file out and spend all daying adding features and saving regularly.  At the end of the day on your last attempt to save, something bad happens and SW crashes without saving the file.  If you perform a 'Get Latest Version' at this point, the file on the server (which is what Get Latest Version will get) is the last version that was checked in, which is still your empty part file from the night before, because you haven't checked the file in since then.


          If you have SW set up to create backups (check the Backup/Recover category of your SW System Options) you may find a backup of your file.  If you find it, check out the original file in the vault, open the backup file and then save it in the vault overwriting the existing file.  Finally, check it in.


          Jim S.

          • Re: Retreiving a saved file in Epdm
            Tim Webb

            Hi Jon,


            I don't think you are going to get that file back. The error happened when the user clicked "get latest version" which forced EPDM to copy down the version of the file from the EPDM server to the local cache overwriting the copy on his computer.


            EPDM should have given the user a strong warning about what they were about to do.


            Tim CEPA