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Copy Design with rename-options like replace and delete

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by Contributor m.numberger on ‎06-21-2012 04:06 AM



to copy a design needs often a lot of time to rename.

If the copy should bei in the same folder, you have to delete at every file the " (2)" and rename it.

There are the options prefix and suffix but i think its not enough.With them you can olny add something, not replace ore delete.


With options like rename it will be quicker.



You have files with speeking filenames like this:







and want to make this:






you have need a lot of time.


Best regards







by Contributor m.numberger on ‎06-21-2012 04:11 AM

I forget something:


with PTC Intralink / Windchill you can make this example easy with:


Replace  ".025"  with  ".026"


I think thats something for Vault, too.

by *Expert Elite* | International Moderator on ‎06-21-2012 04:24 AM

Also add mass-selection for files in Copy Design. Thus you'll be able to select a "copy/reuse" option for several files at time.

by *Expert Elite* on ‎06-21-2012 06:08 AM

You CAN do a replace function in Copy Design, at least as of Vault 2011.

In the file name or loction column, right click and choose replace.  It takes some time, but is still a lot quicker than changing each one individually.


I try to set up my file name structure such that there is a common field in all of my file names, which is easy to replace in copy design... for example I prefix everything with the project number.

by *Expert Elite* on ‎06-25-2012 05:10 PM

cbenner is correct. you have to make sure you right click on the cell and not on the column header, which is counter intuitive. But its definitely there.

by Contributor m.numberger on ‎06-25-2012 10:02 PM

I found it, too. It works. Thanks to cbrenner.

From my side, this thread can be deleted.

But with this hits, i seems, that others had missed this function, too.

It seems that this function is to hidden. I think the place at the front like prefix and suffix is the better one.

by *Expert Elite* | International Moderator on ‎06-26-2012 12:17 AM

The rename/replace is really exists.

But what about selecting an option for several files at one time or applying option for children?

by Active Contributor ggoodey on ‎06-26-2012 09:47 PM

Hi all

Took me a while to find it too... there is a bit of a trick to the right-clicking


The renaming could definetly use more options

If they need ideas, it could have similar options to the freeware program 'Bulk Rename Utility'


I find that the 'Replace All' rarely works, and that I have to click 'Replace' for every instance... anyone else have this bug?


I am running Collaboration 2011



by Contributor Maarten65 on ‎07-13-2012 05:19 AM


I find that the 'Replace All' rarely works, and that I have to click 'Replace' for every instance... anyone else have this bug?



I have exactly the same situation. 99% of the time I have to select every instance. And like others mentionded before, a well hidden feature. I never knew it. It will save us a lot of work. (esp. copy design of tube&Pipe, frame generator and stress files)



by Contributor dominik.gleinser on ‎10-16-2012 01:01 AM

There is a replace funktion in the "Copy Design dialog" ..

by Board Manager on ‎02-11-2013 11:20 AM
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