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ross.hollands
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Unreserve Files From Old Shared Workgroup Project

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03-04-2014 04:46 AM

Dear all,

 

I posted this same query on the Inventor forum and it was suggested I ask here too.  Hope someone can help.

 

I have an issue with files that are checked out to users in an old shared workgroup.  These parts have now been added to vault into a library.  As a result Vault/Inventor was quite happy to add the files to vault as the library is read-only and therefore the file(s) being reserved was not a problem.

 

Now when I use these files in Inventor I have various refresh errors relating to the library files.  But because the files are reserved in the old sense I cannot edit them and check them back in.  In fact I can't check them out in the first place even using a vault project within the library.

 

So, my support guy gave me a plan to follow.  I have a shared (non-vault) project on my local machine where the vault library working folder is.  I get all the library files then individually open and steal check out and/or check in.  Then with my vault project I can check those files back into the vault.

 

The issue is I have thousands of affected files.

 

I found the cbliss unreserve tool as recommended by many other users.  Bingo I thought!  However it doesn't appear to work with this release.  Has anyone had any success with the tool in 2014?  Or, does anyone know of any other quicker method I can adopt?

 

Many thanks

 

Ross Hollands

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ryan
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Message 2 of 5 (178 Views)

Re: Unreserve Files From Old Shared Workgroup Project

03-04-2014 05:30 AM in reply to: ross.hollands

I just tried it on some 2014 test files and it worked fine.  Make sure that you use the "Unreserve & Export" tool, not the other one.

 

-Ryan

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Re: Unreserve Files From Old Shared Workgroup Project

03-04-2014 06:13 AM in reply to: ryan

Thnaks Ryan,

 

I didn't have so much luck.  Please see bitmap.  Does this give any clues?

 

Thanks

 

Ross

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Re: Unreserve Files From Old Shared Workgroup Project

03-04-2014 06:35 AM in reply to: ross.hollands
Make sure that the files are checked out from vault and that they are not read only.

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Re: Unreserve Files From Old Shared Workgroup Project

03-04-2014 06:54 AM in reply to: ryan

Jackpot!  That seems to have worked!  Thank you!

 

Now I have ALOT of files to do this to!

 

I hope this will be the end of the old workgroup check out process!

 

Thanks again for your time.

 

Regards

 

Ross

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