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Pack And Go

The feature works by creating an empty group and copying your selected data into it along with any files you choose for easy distribution or backup.

The end package file that is generated from Pack and Go is a .drivepkg file. This is essentially a zip file that can be stored or sent to other people so that you can move your implementations easily. It can also be used to backup and restore old versions of your implementations.

Copying of security is mandatory as you will need a way to sign into the group, as such all information is always copied for packaged groups.

How To Pack And Go Your Project

One of the common uses for Pack and Go is allowing you to easily create Backups of Projects. Detailed below is a example of how you would Pack and Go a Project and then create a Configuration XML file to allow you to easily rerun the same Pack and Go.

Step 1Data Management Tasks Page.Within the Data Management Tool navigate to the Tasks Tab and select Pack and Go. This will open up the Pack and Go Wizard.
Step 2Pick save location Wizard Window with a Browse button.Select your location that you want to save the .drivepkg file to by clicking on the Browse button.
Step 3File Explorer where to determine the location and the name of the file to create.Once you have navigated to the location where you want to create your backup give the .drivepkg file a name and click Save. In this example the Drive Package will be called BackUp5.
Step 4Giving the Group a new name.

The Group included in the Drive Package can be given a new name using the Packed Group Name box. This will be auto populated with the existing Groups name.

Click Next >

Step 5Use Configurations Window.

This is an optional step and not necessary to create a Drive Package.

Use Configuration is and option that allows you to upload an XML file that has the previous settings saved for the Pack and Go process meaning that you do not have to go through the Wizard again.

Please see the section How To Use Pack And Go Configurations for more information about this functionality and how to use it.

Click Next >

Step 6Select Projects Window with all the Projects selected to be included.

Next select the Projects to include in the Drive Package.

Click Next >

Step 7Select Group Tables Window with all the Group Tables selected to be included.

Next select the Group Tables to include in the Drive Package.

Click Next >

Step 8This is the list of all the captured components to include in the Drive Package.

Next select the Captured Components to include in the Drive Package.

Click Next >

Step 9This shows the additional options that you can pick on the Addition Options page.

Next select any additional options that you want to include in the Drive Package.

Selecting Copy All Specifications and Copy All Generated Files and Information will dramatically increase the size of the Drive Package so consider if it is truly necessary to back these up.

Click Next >

Step 10This shows the files that have been selected to be included in the created Drive Package.

Next step is to review the files that are being selected to be included in the created Drive Package.

Files included from the selections made will appear with a black box in the checkbox next to them.

To remove a included item simply uncheck the checkbox for the item in the list.

You can not uncheck the Project or Group selections

Click Next >

Step 11This shows the summary page detailing the process of creating the Drive Package.

Now review the Summary. This details the creation process of the Drive Package.

If changes are needed simply click previous to return to previous pages to edit what is being included.

If everything is correct click Next.

This will start the Pack and Go Process

Step 12This image shows the Working... window showing the log of creating the Drive Package.

If you don't want to create a Configuration XML file for the Pack and Go click finish to end the wizard.

If you do want to create a Configuration XML file please follow steps 13-15 instead.

Step 13Shows the Working... window selecting the Save Configuration button.

Click the Save Configuration button. This opens a File Explorer window.

Step 14This shows browsing and saving the Configuration in the opened Windows File Explorer

Select a location to save your configuration and give it a name.

In this example a subfolder has been created in the DriveWorks folder within the Roaming Folder called BackupConfigurations.

By default the file location will C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Roaming. This does not have to be the location where the XML will be saved to.

Click Save to created the file.

Step 15Clicking Finish to completer the processClick Finish to exit the Pack and Go Wizard.

Pack And Go Configurations

When you create a Drive Package using the Pack and Go tool there is the option to create a Configuration file. This file is an XML file containing a copy of all the settings you used when creating the Drive Package. This means you can replicate the same Drive Package without having to go through all the selection process again.

To see how to create a Configuration please see steps 13-15 above in the How To Pack And Go Your Project.

How To Use A Pack And Go Configuration

This example shows how you would use a Configuration XML file to create a new Drive Package.

Step 1Data Management Tasks PageWithin the Data Management Tool navigate to the Tasks Tab and select Pack and Go. This will open up the Pack and Go Wizard.
Step 2Pick save location Wizard Window with a Browse buttonFirst select your location that you want to save the .drivepkg file to by clicking on the Browse button.
Step 3File Explorer where to determine the location and the name of the file to create.Once you have navigated to the location where you want to create your backup give the .drivepkg file a name and click Save. In this example the Drive Package will be called BackUp6.
Step 4

The Group included in the Drive Package can be given a new name using the Packed Group Name box. This will be auto populated with the existing Groups name.

Click Next >

Step 5Shows clicking the Browse button on the Use Configurations window.Now click the Browse button to select a Configuration File to use to create the Drive Package.
Step 6This Image shows selecting the Configuration File to useBrowse to the location
Step 7This shows the Use Configurations window when a Configuration has been selected. Details what is going to be included.

With a Configuration file selected make sure that the option to Use Current Configuration is selected.

When you upload a Configurations file the Use Configurations Window changes to show what is going to be included in the created DrivePackage using the giving Configuration File.

If you want to change edit the contents then you can select the Modify Current Configuration option to go through the wizard to make the changes you desire.

Click Next >

Step 8This shows the summary page detailing the process of creating the Drive Package.

Now review the Summary. This details the creation process of the Drive Package.

This will start the Pack and Go Process

Step 9Clicking Finish to completer the processClick Finish to exit the Pack and Go Wizard.

Further Information

The Pack and Go Tool uses a very similar process to Copy Group. To learn more about this please visit the Copy Group Help File page.

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