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cadmageren
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Registered: ‎05-07-2004
Message 11 of 14 (77 Views)

Re: Project Structure versus Folder Structure.

04-28-2006 03:23 AM in reply to: cadmageren
Is there a practical limit on how many files to keep in the same folder?

1000+ 10000+ 100000+ 1000 000+

???
*JerryAcidNL
Message 12 of 14 (77 Views)

Re: Project Structure versus Folder Structure.

04-28-2006 04:11 AM in reply to: cadmageren
I don't think so, the Vault will distribute the files within the filestore
anyway to keep Windows from choking. Where you put the files in the Vault is
just a SQL thing so I don't think there's a limit.

Jerry

schreef in bericht news:5157721@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is there a practical limit on how many files to keep in the same folder?

1000+ 10000+ 100000+ 1000 000+

???
*Ajay Choudhary
Message 13 of 14 (77 Views)

Re: Project Structure versus Folder Structure.

04-28-2006 06:56 AM in reply to: cadmageren
Jerry is right.

BUT if there are too many files in a Vault folder when you access the
folder through Vault Explorer, it has to get properties of all the files
from server and that will have an impact on Vault Explorer's response time.

Something to consider.

Thanks,
--

Ajay Choudhary



"JerryAcidNL" wrote in message
news:5157725@discussion.autodesk.com...
I don't think so, the Vault will distribute the files within the filestore
anyway to keep Windows from choking. Where you put the files in the Vault is
just a SQL thing so I don't think there's a limit.

Jerry

schreef in bericht news:5157721@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is there a practical limit on how many files to keep in the same folder?

1000+ 10000+ 100000+ 1000 000+

???
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hungsianglim
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎11-10-2012
Message 14 of 14 (31 Views)

Re: Project Structure versus Folder Structure.

12-05-2012 09:18 AM in reply to: cadmageren

Greettings everyone!

 

I was doing some research how to best structure Vault and came across this.

 

My situation is slightly different, I have:

 

  1. CAD - ipt, iam, idw, etc.
  2. Non-CAD - hand sketches, calculations, brochures, manuals, scan data, photos, etc.

This is valid for EVERY SINGLE PART.

 

There are many different parts, categorized mainly by make/model.

 

However, project work can come in a mixed variety - a combination of more than one make/model and part count could range from 5-100 per project.

 

Am thinking of doing the following:

 

  1. "Permanently" store CAD files in fixed location, by make/model
  2. Create one folder for one project, in which contains all parts that make up that project:
  • Store non-CAD files inside the folders
  • Store CAD files in its dedicated "fixed" location

Line of thinking:

 

  1. CAD files are stored to be accessed without having to use search, in the name of speed (myth?).  Could be a subconscious dependency on Windows Explorer behaviour
  2. Project folders are needed more for tracking progress.  However, an individual's turnaround time on all the parts is also desirable to be known as to provide a historical data on his/her performance level

There is an estimated part count of 30,000-50,000, and the number of make/model could also in the thousands.

 

Could you see the flaw in the thinking?

 

Any feedback is much appreciated.

 

Cheers

 

H.S.

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