This article is a follow-up to the Important Information for Civil 3d Users article on the Bentley Communities Project Delivery: Content Management Forum. It is written to address the need to process a large number of DWG files at a time, due to an issue with an AutoCAD Civil 3d. But it could be used to script process any kind of file.
NOTE:Autodesk provides explicit instructions in the “Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D Performance Enhancement Tool (2014-2017).pdf.” There is a link to this file on Bentley Communities in the Important Information for Civil 3d Users article. The instructions for using the update script start on page 4 of the PDF. The link to the version specific file information is on page 2 of the PDF.
There are several ways to clean the files. They all have pros and cons. It is critical that every file get cleaned in a way that tells ProjectWise a new local copy is needed That’s the only way to be sure that the next time a user opens a master file, every distributed file will get updated in the working folders.
Here are my thoughts on the different methods. Please feel free to propose a better solution if you think of one.
Jan 9, 2017
For the last step, you don't need to use saved search but use 'Local Document Organizer' from ProjectWise Explorer to import all the files at once.
Any idea to get exported and checked-out the reference files automatically if we process by root folder in ProjectWise, in order to clean all the references files and not only the master files. Excel Export or Managed Export only check-out the master files and not the references which are only copy out, so the import does not affect them in ProjectWise?