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robridings
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Property Definitions - Cannot modify "Requires Value"

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01-24-2013 05:10 AM

We've been modifying some of our property definitions, but when I check in the files I still see the original property definitions even though they've been changed.

For example, I have removed "Material" from being associated with our category "CAD Drawing" yet when I look at a file of this category "Material" is still present and shown as being a required value (see attached)

 

Has anyone got any ideas how to solve this?

 

For info, I have already ran the reindex on the ADMS console.

 

 

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Message 2 of 6 (155 Views)

Re: Property Definitions - Cannot modify "Requires Value"

01-28-2013 05:31 AM in reply to: robridings

Hello,

 

Thank you for posting this issue. The reason you are seeing this behavior is because of the way properties are added and removed from files. By removing the association of the property to the category, you have not removed the property from all of the files that already had the property. In addition, the property will not be removed the next time they are checked in.

 

To remove this property, you can select the file (or files) and select the add/remove command. Now that you have removed the association from the category that the file is in, you will see that the 'remove' command will be available.

 

Any new files that are checked in and assigned to the 'CAD Drawing' category will NOT have the property.

 

Regards,

Adam



Adam Luttenbacher
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Autodesk, Inc.


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robridings
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Message 3 of 6 (152 Views)

Re: Property Definitions - Cannot modify "Requires Value"

01-28-2013 06:39 AM in reply to: luttena

Hi Adam,

Thanks for taking the time to reply to this and what you said makes sense.

One quick question though is that when you say use the add/remove command do you mean the add/remove button that appears at the top of the properties grid?

 

Cheers,


Rob

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Re: Property Definitions - Cannot modify "Requires Value"

01-28-2013 07:11 AM in reply to: robridings

Hi Rob,

 

No, that add/remove will determine what properties are shown in the properties grid. The command I'm talking about is in the 'Actions' menu and is called 'Add or Remove Properties'.

 

Regards,

Adam



Adam Luttenbacher
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Autodesk, Inc.


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Message 5 of 6 (146 Views)

Re: Property Definitions - Cannot modify "Requires Value"

01-28-2013 07:13 AM in reply to: luttena

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the quick reply!

That's great and just what I needed.

 

 

cheers,

Rob

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Message 6 of 6 (137 Views)

Re: Property Definitions - Cannot modify "Requires Value"

01-28-2013 07:46 AM in reply to: robridings

Great! Also, the same rules apply when you create a new association to a category. Any file in the Vault that belonged to that category does not automatically get the property. The Add or Remove Properties command can be used for that as well.

 

Adam



Adam Luttenbacher
Sr User Experience Designer
Autodesk, Inc.


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