DriveWorks Pro 16: How To: Rename A Master Model (KB18011801) [send feedback...]

How To: Rename A Master Model

This topic explains how to rename a master model and maintain all the captured information and any rules that have been applied.

Rename The Top Level Model

When a Top Level Model is added to a Project it is given a component name.

This allows more than one top level model to be driven independently of each other.

The component name is the name of the top level model; An instance number is appended after the first model has been added.

When a top level model is renamed, the component name will be the original name of the model, this can be changed.

To rename the top level model:

  1. Ensure the model to be renamed is not open in SOLIDWORKS (close SOLIDWORKS to be safe) and close all DriveWorks applications that could have the Group open that the model has been captured into.
  2. Use Windows File Explorer to locate the model and rename the model with the new name you wish to use.
  3. Open DriveWorks Data Management and login to the Group that contains the captured model.
  4. Select Captured Information from the Task List.
    The model that has been renamed will be listed as missing (the reference will be in a red font).
  5. Right click the missing model and select Change Location.
  6. In the Browse window change the file type drop down to All Files (this could also be Assembly Files or Part Files).
    This will currently be set to the name and file type of the original model.
  7. Browse to and select the model that has the new name, click Open.
  8. The model will be updated with the new name and all captured parameters and rules will be maintained in DriveWorks Administrator.
    The Component Name will not change when viewed in Model Rules in DriveWorks Administrator.

    To change the Component Name please see Model Rules.

Rename A Child Of The Top Level Model

When renaming a Child of the Top Level model it is important to follow the steps below to ensure captured data and rules are maintained.

Step 1 - Copy The Part And Rename The Copy

  1. Ensure SOLIDWORKS and all DriveWorks applications are closed.
  2. Use Windows File Explorer to locate the model to be renamed and create a copy of this file.
  3. Rename the copied file to be the new name you wish to use.

Step 2 - Change Location Of The Original Model In DriveWorks Data Management

  1. Open DriveWorks Data Management and login to the Group that contains the captured model.
  2. Select Captured Information from the Task List.
  3. Right click the original model and select Change Location.
  4. In the Browse window change the file type drop down to All Files (this could also be Assembly Files or Part Files).
    This will currently be set to the name and file type of the original model.
  5. Browse to and select the model that has the new name, click Open.

Step 3 - Replace The Original With The Copy In SOLIDWORKS

  1. Open SOLIDWORKS but do NOT login to the DriveWorks Group that contains the renamed Part just yet.
  2. Open the Top Level Assembly that contains the model that has been renamed.
  3. Locate the original model in the Feature Manager Tree, right click and select Replace Components.
  4. Browse to the location of the model with the new name, select it and click open.
  5. Login to the DriveWorks Group in the SOLIDWORKS add-in.
  6. Locate the model in the captured models tab (of the DriveWorks add-in) and check all captured parameters have been maintained.

Rename a Captured Drawing

When renaming a Drawing it is important to follow the steps below to ensure captured data and rules are maintained.

Step 1 - Copy The Drawing And Rename The Copy

  1. Ensure SOLIDWORKS and all DriveWorks applications are closed.
  2. Use Windows File Explorer to locate the Drawing to be renamed and create a copy of the file.
  3. Rename the copied file to be the new name you wish to use.

Step 2 - Change Location Of The Original Drawing In DriveWorks Data Management

  1. Open DriveWorks Data Management, login to the Group that contains the captured model.
  2. Select Captured Information from the Task List.
  3. Right click the original Drawing and select Change Location.
  4. In the Browse window change the file type drop down to All Files (this could also be Drawing Files).
    This will currently be set to the name and file type of the original Drawing.
  5. Browse to and select the Drawing that has the new name and click Open.


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