DriveWorks Pro 15: Released Files [send feedback...]

Released Files

The Released Files task is used to manage the SOLIDWORKS files that have been released to be generated. This includes:

  • SOLIDWORKS parts
  • SOLIDWORKS assemblies
  • SOLIDWORKS drawings

Next to each item is a colored orb that indicates the status of each released file:

Generated (Green orb)

Generation failed (Red orb).

Neither generated or failed (Blue orb).

Not failed, but DriveWorks is unable to determine if it's been generated (Grey Orb).

If there is an error with the Model DriveWorks created, you can use the Released Files tab to delete the files that was created. Otherwise DriveWorks will continue to use the file that was created incorrectly.

The Released Files list can be be filtered by using the filter at the top of the list.

Please see the topic How To Use Filters for more advanced filtering information.

View Reports

Generation Reports of any generated released file can be viewed by selecting the file and clicking the View Reports button from the command bar.

This will open the Report Results dialog, from which the required report can be selected and viewed.

Delete Reports

Reports for generated released files can be deleted by selecting the file and clicking the Delete Reports button from the command bar.

Multiple released files can be selected by holding the Ctrl or Shift keys while selecting files from the list.

Reset Overwrite Flag

When a component has had its Overwrite Flag set to Overwrite, it can be reset to None by selecting the component and clicking the Reset Overwrite Flag button.

Remove Deferred Flag

When a drawing has had its generation deferred, the flag can be removed by selecting the drawing from the Released files list and clicking the Remove Deferred Flag button.

Generating Deferred Drawings

Drawings that have been flagged as "Deferred" can be generated by one of the following methods:

  • Manual

    There are two places where models can be manually generated:

    • Inside SOLIDWORKS

      From the DriveWorks add in inside SOLIDWORKS, select the Generate Models icon. A list appears with all of the models in the queue. The option to Show Deferred Drawings is active if any deferred drawings exist. Checking this option will allow all deferred drawings to be generated.

    • Inside DriveWorks Autopilot
  • Through DriveWorks Autopilot

    The model generation queue in DriveWorks Autopilot will pick up on drawings that are deferred where their model has been generated. These will be generated in date order but also adhere to the tags applied to them at the time of release.

  • Data Management

    Data Management has the ability to remove the deferred flag. Once removed the drawing can be generated using the manual or DriveWorks Autopilot methods above.

Data Management

Data Management has the ability to remove the deferred flag. Once removed the drawing can be generated using the manual or DriveWorks Autopilot methods above.

To Update the Location of a Released File:

If all released files have the same file location then only the file location will need browsing to:

  1. Select the folder from the folder tree view.
  2. Click the Change Location button from the command bar.
  3. Browse to the location of the folder and click OK.

If all released files have a different file location then they will all need browsing to:

  1. Select the file from the Released Files list.

    Multiple files are selected by holding the Ctrl or Shift keys and selecting additional files.

  2. Click the Change Location button from the command bar.
  3. Browse to the location of the folder and click Open.

To Delete Released Files:

There are two options available when deleting released files.

  • Regenerate File (Deletes File from Windows Explorer)

    This will mark the Generated and Exists columns of the entry with No. The original Model Generation reports can be viewed along with any new ones created upon regeneration.

  • Remove Reference from DriveWorks

    This will remove the record of the component from DriveWorks.

    This has two further options:

    • Delete File from Windows Explorer
    • Delete Component Reports

If you wish to delete all of the released files from a group

  1. Select the folder from the folder tree view.
  2. Click the Delete button from the command bar.
  3. Select the required Delete option from the Delete Released Files dialog and click OK.

If you wish to delete the individual or multiple released files from a group

  1. Select the file from the Released Files list.

    Multiple files are selected by holding the Ctrl or Shift keys and selecting additional files.

  2. Click the Delete button from the command bar.
  3. Select the required Delete option from the Delete Released Files dialog and click OK.

Filtering the Released Files List

There are three main filters that can be applied to the released files list to quickly see what has or has not been generated, and what has failed.

FilterDescription

Toggles released files to be generated on/off
Toggles released files that have been generated on/off
Toggles released files that have failed to be generated on/off

Further filters, that provide advanced filtering functionality, exist at the top of the File Location list and the Files list.

Additionally the Release Files list can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on any of the column headings.

The available columns that provide information about each released file are:

  • Target Name - the name of the released file.
  • Generated - if the file has been generated or not.
  • Exists - if the file exists on disk or not.
  • Flags - if the file has been set to be overwritten (Overwrite) or not (None) by the Release Models task.
    For components generated prior to this setting being introduced please consider the Regenerate And Overwrite Component task.
  • Master Name - the name of the master file it was generated from.
  • Last Modified - the date it was last modified.
  • Target Path - the full path of the released file.
  • Master Path - the full path of the master file used to generate the released file.

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