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*Friedman, Aaron R.
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DA 'Find Files"

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12-10-2002 01:19 AM
When I use DA Manage Mode and use the 'Find Files' function at the
bottom, what is the search path based on?

When you use 'Tools' > 'Find' > 'Where Used', the search paths are
shown, but not in Manage Mode > Find Files.
It seems kind of dangerous, not to see the paths. How does one know it's
looking in the right path?

In the 'Tools' > 'Find' > 'Where Used, it will use the current Project
as the search path, or if INV is closed, it uses the last set Project.
Is this the same for Manage Mode > Find Files? If it is so, there is no
way to know it. Also, if it is so, I can imagine problems in the
following senario: Work on Project A, close INV, Discover a need to
change the name of all occurences of part1.ipt. Open Assem1.iam in DA
and select part1.ipt and do a Manage Mode > Find Files. It finds all
occurences of part1.ipt in Project A paths, but doesn't even look in
other Project search paths. So, you end up changing the name only in
Project A files. Later, open up another Project assembly and discover it
can't find part1.ipt

Shouldn't DA have a setting for the Project file to be useed?

Is anything different in R6?

Aaron R. Friedman
ARF Designs
*KJohnson
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Re: DA 'Find Files"

12-10-2002 01:36 AM in reply to: *Friedman, Aaron R.
File/Projects. You can select the project to use to search for locations
and where used.

Kathy Johnson
"Aaron R. Friedman" wrote in message
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> When I use DA Manage Mode and use the 'Find Files' function at the
> bottom, what is the search path based on?
>
> When you use 'Tools' > 'Find' > 'Where Used', the search paths are
> shown, but not in Manage Mode > Find Files.
> It seems kind of dangerous, not to see the paths. How does one know it's
> looking in the right path?
>
> In the 'Tools' > 'Find' > 'Where Used, it will use the current Project
> as the search path, or if INV is closed, it uses the last set Project.
> Is this the same for Manage Mode > Find Files? If it is so, there is no
> way to know it. Also, if it is so, I can imagine problems in the
> following senario: Work on Project A, close INV, Discover a need to
> change the name of all occurences of part1.ipt. Open Assem1.iam in DA
> and select part1.ipt and do a Manage Mode > Find Files. It finds all
> occurences of part1.ipt in Project A paths, but doesn't even look in
> other Project search paths. So, you end up changing the name only in
> Project A files. Later, open up another Project assembly and discover it
> can't find part1.ipt
>
> Shouldn't DA have a setting for the Project file to be useed?
>
> Is anything different in R6?
>
> Aaron R. Friedman
> ARF Designs
>
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