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Tool to clean up orphaned member files

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by Board Manager Jon.Balgley on ‎10-11-2012 07:46 PM

Tool or function to clean-up/remove orphaned member part files.  For example I have a project with about 3000 part files. I know I'm using only a fraction of these parts in the current design. These orphaned parts slow down other processes such as the up-load and down-load of the project to and from the server. Also, creates a burden to the server backup, while having little or no benefit once the design has been complete. I cannot just delete all of the member files and rebuild the model because any drawings that were already started or completed will be compromised.  

Status: Comments Requested
I'd like to hear from other users about how this would apply to your situation.
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by Board Manager Jon.Balgley on ‎11-02-2012 03:41 PM
Status changed to: Comments Requested
I'd like to hear from other users about how this would apply to your situation.
by michael.m.tadros on ‎01-17-2013 02:40 PM

Go to I menu > Save As > Pack and Go, select desired location, click search files and then 'start'. That should move all current part files to a location of your choosing, without any of the files that are not used in the assembly.

Good Luck.

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