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Vault Referencing for files on network

Question asked by robert dattilo on Feb 12, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 12, 2015 by robert dattilo


            At my company we are trying to
dabble into the Pdm works a bit. Some bigger groups (4 users) prior to smaller
user departments (1 or 2 users); anyway, one question that I have, on our
networks we have a lot of archive files, so let’s say we were to change a
fitting used on 400 old assembly files for now left on the network. We change
the length or something; it will need to change in all 400 assemblies. They are
left out in our network location, but we want to let’s say take a revision from
a “D” to an “E” on the fitting itself then put it into the vault. Is there a
way to point all those assemblies on the network to the new location of the
part in the vault?

    I know if you delete the part in the
network, then when you open the assembly, it will say it can’t find the file
would you like to browse for it yourself? At that point could you point it to
the new location in the vault. The guy in one of the bigger departments
somewhat spear-heading this says we can’t, but I’ve heard you can from other
sources. This would be so much easier to make the move, because I worry about
the old assemblies not grabbing the most up to date parts, & yet some of
the older stuff we may never use, so I don’t want to fuss with them more then I
need to do. Having said that I can’t see any location for anything on the vault
from my computer; the directories or folders seem to be hidden, so I don’t know
how I would find the files when browsing. I can only see from my c: drive, if I
wanted to check files in etc.. 

    Thanks for your patients in reading this, I
guess for now I’d just like to know can this be done, & then we could deal
with how to do it.


Thanks for any input in advance;

SW 20014 Sp4