DriveWorks Pro 15: What's New Data Management [send feedback...]

Introduction

The Data Management Tool has several new features and enhancements that will benefit group and project administration. These include:

  • Improved Performance - Allows data to load instantly in all tasks regardless of amount of data.
  • DriveWorks Tasks - Import Projects, Specifications and Components from other groups in one area.
  • Filtering - All views now have the ability to be filtered allowing quick searching of group items.

DriveWorks Tasks

All tasks that can be performed on a Group, using Data Management, are now available from a single screen.

Using DriveWorks Tasks you can now run the following tasks from within one area:

  • Import Project - bring an entire project, from another group, into the current group that is open in Data Management.
  • Import Specification - preserve specification history, from a production group, by importing into a development group prior to going live with any modifications.
  • Import Components - Import captured models and all their captured parameters from another group.

Import Project

Projects can be imported from other DriveWorks groups (individual or shared) from DriveWorks version 7 onwards.

This feature will copy the project from the source group and not move it. Therefore the project being imported will remain unchanged in the source group.

Follow the steps below to import a project.

Step 1

A

B

With the group open, to import into, in Data Management:

A

  1. Select the Projects task from the Data Management task explorer.
  2. Click the Import Project button

Or B

  1. Select DriveWorks Tasks from the Data Management task explorer.
  2. Click the Import Project task.
Step 2

Click the Browse button to open the Group wizard.

This allows an individual group to be located and opened or a shared group to be connected to.

Step 3

Once the group that contains the project to be imported has been selected enter the log-on credentials for that group

Click Log-on

Step 4

Select the project to be imported from the Project list.

Only one project can be imported at a time.

Click Next

Step 5

Browse to the Project Folder the imported project is to be located.

This can be the same location as an existing project but the imported project must have a unique name.

Enter the Project Name for the imported project.

By default the Project Folder name will be populated in this field. This can be changed if it is undesirable.

Click Next

Step 6

Select the Additional Files to import

All files and sub folders of the project folder will be included by default.

Click Next

Step 7The Import Summary screen will summarize the project to be imported, the location and name of the imported project and any components that will be imported with the project.

Import Specifications

Import Specification gives you the ability to import specifications from another Group.

This is essential when requiring to maintain specification history from a "In Production" group into a "Development" group prior to going live.

For the Import Specifications button to be enabled the currently opened Group cannot contain any specifications.

Step 1

A

B

With the group open, to import into, in Data Management:

A

  1. Select the Specification Information task from the Data Management task explorer.
  2. Click the Import Specifications button

Or B

  1. Select DriveWorks Tasks from the Data Management task explorer.
  2. Click the Import Specifications task.
Step 2

Select the Browse button on the Group field to launch the Open Group Wizard.

From the Open Group Wizard select the Group that contains the specifications to be imported.

Step 3

Enter the User Name and Password (if applicable) to log on to the Group as an Administrator.

Click log-on

Step 4

The specifications will be listed in the Specifications window.

Click Finish to import all specifications into the group.

Import Components

Import Components gives you the ability to import components, along with all captured parameters, from another Group.

Components cannot be imported from the currently open group.
Please note the following behavior when importing component sets of the same name.
  • If the component being imported has the same name and location as a component in the open group, it will overwrite the existing component.
  • If the component being imported has the same name but different location as a component in the open group, it will be added as a new component set.
Step 1

A

B

In DriveWorks Data Management Tool open the group the data is to be imported into, and:

A

  1. Select the Captured Information task from the Data Management task explorer.
  2. Click the Import Components button

Or B

  1. Select DriveWorks Tasks from the Data Management task explorer.
  2. Click the Import Components task.
Step 2

Select the Open button on the Group field to launch the Open Group Wizard.

From the Open Group Wizard select the Group that contains the components to be imported. Click Finish.

Enter the Logon credentials and click Logon when prompted to do so.

Click Next in the Import Components dialog.

Step 3

Select all components to be imported by checking the box next to the name of the component.

Top level assemblies can be expanded to see all sub-assemblies and parts that are contained within them by clicking the + symbol.

Click Finish

Data Management Filtering

Filtering throughout the Data Management Tool has been implemented for DriveWorks 10.

Filter boxes are found at the top of the file and file location columns in the main window of the following Data Management Tasks:

  • Captured Information.
  • Projects.
  • Specifications Information.
  • Released Files.
  • Released Master Files.

Specifications Information has a new column added which displays the Last Modified date and time of each specification made.

Specifications can be filtered based on the date they were created by entering the required date in the filter box.

Filtering

To Filter the information select the Data Management Task for which the information is to be filtered.

Once the task has been selected all of the information about that task is presented in the main window. The information is presented in 2 separate columns, which represent:

  • File Location
  • File Information

If you require to filter based on file location, use the filter box above the left column of the main window.

If you require to filter based on file information, use the filter box above the right column of the main window.

  1. Enter the filter criteria in the appropriate filter box

The information in the corresponding column will be filtered to match the criteria entered.

Clear the Filter

Once a filter has been applied it can be cleared by:

A. Removing the characters from the Filter box by using the backspace or delete keys on the keyboard.

Or

B. Clicking the clear button from the filter box (The cross that appears once characters are entered).

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