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2. Tonavigatetoalinkedobjectordisplayrelatedtext:
Clickanywherewithinthehotspot.
Ifthehotspotislinkedtorelatedtext,thetextisshownbuttheselecteddocumentremainsopenin
theviewerwindow.
Ifthehotspotislinkedtoadocumentorobject,itisopenedintheviewerwindow.
Ifsoconfiguredbyasystemadministrator,aSelectDestinationdialogwillappearshowingthe
linkedobjectandtheothervaultobjectsthatitreferences.SelectadestinationobjectandclickOK.
10.1.3
Installingthird-partyviewers
FileformatsforsomeapplicationsarenotdirectlysupportedbyMeridianEnterprise.Ifyouneedtoviewan
unsupportedformat,afreeviewerisoftenavailablefordownloadfromtheapplicationdeveloper’swebsiteor
installedwiththeapplication.TointegratewithMeridianEnterprise,athird-partyviewermustbeanActiveX
control.SomeviewersaredetectedautomaticallybyMeridianEnterpriseiftheyareinstalledonthesamecom-
puter.Someotherthird-partyviewerscanbedetectedbyMeridianEnterpriseifsupportforthemisinstalledon
thecomputer.AnumberofregistryfilesareinstalledwithMeridianEnterprisearethatenablethissupportfor
someofthemorepopularthird-partyfileformatsandviewers.Foralistoftheviewersthataresupportedby
thisversion,seeBlueCieloMeridianEnterprise2014SupportedSoftware.
Toinstallsupportforathird-partyformatorviewer:
1. Installthethird-partyvieweronyourcomputer.
2. UsingWindowsExplorer,navigatetoC:\Program Files\BC-Meridian
Enterprise\Program\Viewers.
3. Selecttheregistryfilethatcorrespondstothefileformatorviewerinstalledonyourcomputer.
4. Double-clicktheregistryfiletoadditsinformationtoyourregistry.
5. RestartMeridianEnterpriseifitwasrunningwhenyouinstalledtheregistryinformation.
6. Selectadocumentintheformatforwhichyoujustinstalledsupport.Thedocumentshouldappearin
theviewer.Ifthefiledoesnotdisplayandyouhaveinstalledathird-partyviewerfortheformat,see
“Changingviewers”onpage118.
Warning    Consultyoursystemadministratorifyouareunsurehowtoperformthisprocedureandbefore
installinganyoftheregistryfiles.Youmaynothavesufficientsecuritypermissionstoinstallthem.
10.1.4
Changingviewers
Youmightpreferthewayoneviewerdisplaysaparticularfileformatoveranotherviewerorthewaythetools
workinoneviewerbetterthananotherviewer.Whenattemptingtodisplayadocument,MeridianEnterprise
triestousethefirstviewerinitslistofavailableviewersforeachfiletype.Ifthefirstviewerfails,itmoveson
tothenextviewerinthelist,andsoon.
Beforeyoubegin
YoumustbeanadministratorofthecomputerorUserAccountControl(UAC)disabled.
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Tochangetheorderoftheviewersinthelistforafileformat:
1. Selectadocumentoftheformatforwhichyouwanttoselectadifferentviewer.Forexample,select
anAutoCADdrawingfileifyouwanttouseadifferentviewerforthisfileformat.
2. Right-clickintheviewerpaneandselectViewerOptions.TheViewerOptionsdialogboxappears.
UnderUseViewersinOrderisthelistofavailableviewersforAutoCADfiles.
3. Selectthedesiredviewerfromthelistandmoveittothetopofthelistusingthe
button.
4. ClickOK.
Youshouldnowseethedocumentdisplayedwiththechosenviewerintheviewerpane.Thisprocedure
appliestoallfileformatsandallviewers.
Note Forinformationonusingthetoolsthatarespecifictothird-partyviewers,refertothatviewer’sdoc-
umentation.
10.1.5
InstallingtheAutoVueDocumentConverter
TheAutoVueviewerfeaturestheabilitytoconvertdocumentstoAdobePDF format.Itdoesthiswiththe
AutoVueDocumentConverterprinterdriver.Bydefault,thisdriverisnotinstalledwithMeridianEnterprisebut
youcaninstallitifyouwanttousetheConvertcommand.
ToinstalltheAutoVueDocumentConverter:
1. StartthesetupprogramC:\Program Files\Common Files\Cyco
Shared\AutoVue\InstallPdfPrintDriver.exe.TheAutoVueDocumentConverterwin-
dowappearsandshowstheinstallationprogressandresults.
2. ClickOK.
YoumaythenusetheConvertcommandasdescribedintheOracleAutoVueUserʹsManualthatisavailable
intheMeridianEnterprisedistributionpackageandattheOracle
website
.
10.2
Creatinganewdocumentfromatemplate
Meridianmakesiteasytocreateasinglenewdocumentfromatemplate.
Tocreateasinglenewdocumentfromatemplate:
1. Beginwithoneofthefollowingsteps:
OntheVaultmenu,pointtoNew,selectadocumenttypefromthesubmenu,andthenselecta
templatefromthenextsubmenu.
ClicktheNewDocumentbutton
ontheMaintoolbar.
InanyNavigationview,right-clickthedestinationfoldertodisplaytheFoldershortcutmenu,
pointtoNew,selectadocumenttypefromthesubmenu,andthenselectatemplatefromthe
nextsubmenu.
Thevaultmightbeconfiguredtopreventaccesstocertaindocumenttypes.Ifso,insteadofsub-
menusappearingasdescribedabove,theavailabledocumenttypesandtemplatesarepresented
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inadialogsimilartothefollowingfigure.Ifascopeisactive,documenttypesthatarenotenabled
forthatscopewillnotappearforselection.Selectadocumenttypeandtemplateandthenclick
Create.
Thencontinue:
2. Ifthedocumenttypeyouselectedhaspropertypagesassociatedwithit,theywillappearforyouto
typeanyknowninformation.CompleteeachpropertypageandclickNextorFinish.Anewdocument
iscreatedinthecurrentfolderorinthefoldercalculatedbytheField-Pathdefinitionofthevaultcon-
figuration.
Thedefaultvaluesofthepropertiesonthesepagesarethenamesofthecorrespondingfoldersinthe
paththatyouright-clicked.
3. Ifthedocumenttypeyouselectedperformsautomaticdocumentnaming,Meridianassignsacal-
culatedname.Ifnot,adefaultdocumentnameisassignedthatyoumayoverwritewithanynameyou
want.
Note    Documentnamesthatbeginwithaperiodarenotallowedalthoughperiodsmaybeusedelse-
whereinthename.
10.3
Aboutimportingdocuments
Therearemanywaystogetdocumentsintoavault,including:
Creatingdocumentsfromtemplates
Copyingexistingvaultdocuments(includingderivingandreplacingdocuments)
Savingdocumentsintoavaultfromtheirnativeapplications
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Importingfromadatabase(byasystemadministrator)
ImportingwiththeDocumentImportTool
Importingwithdraganddrop
ImportingCADdrawingassemblieswiththeAssemblyImportWizard
Allofthesemethodscreatenewdocuments,butthemethodyouchooseshouldbedeterminedbythetype
andquantityofdocumentsthatyouwanttoimportandconvenience.Eachofthemethodsisdescribedinthe
followingtopics.
10.3.1
Importingfilesusing draganddrop
Drag-and-dropisaconvenientandeasywaytoaddsmallquantitiesoffilestoavault.Forlargerquantities,
see“AbouttheDocumentImportTool”onpage122.
Notes
IfthevaultisconfiguredtousethesamedocumenttypeforallAutodeskInventorassemblyfiles
(.iam, .idv,.ipt,.idw,.ipn),allofthefileswillbecomeonehybriddocumentifyoudrop
thematthesametimeintothevault.Instead,firstdropthosefilesthatyoudonotwanttobepartof
thehybriddocument(.ipt,.idw, and .ipn),andthendroptheassembly(.iamand.idv) files.
ImportingfileswithexternalreferencesinthiswaywillnotcreateMeridianreferences.
Toimportusingdraganddrop:
1. Openthevaultfolderthatwillbethedestinationofthedocuments.
2. SelectthefilesthatyouwanttoimportfromWindowsExplorerorthedesktop.
3. Draganddropthemontothedestinationfolderorontoanydocumentinthedestinationfolder.
4. Ifyouselectedonlyonedocumentanddroppeditontoanexistingdocument,ashortcutmenu
appears:
a. SelectAsNewRevisiontoimportthefileasanewrevisionofthedocumentuponwhichyou
droppedit.Thiscommandisonlyavailableifthevaultdocumentisreleased.
Note    Becausethisactionwillcreateanewrevisionandthedocumentisinareleasedstate,
thiscommandmustbecustomizedtoplacethedocumentinthecorrectstateofaworkflow
accordingtoyourorganization’sbusinessprocessforthisaction.Ifthecommandisnotcus-
tomized,anAccessisdeniederrorwillresultandtheactionwillfail.
b. SelectReplaceDocumentContenttooverwritethevaultdocument’scontentwiththefile.The
fileextensionisupdatedifitisdifferent.Thiscommandisonlyavailableifthevaultdocumentis
underchangeinaworkflow.
c. SelectAsNewDocumenttoimportthefileasanewdocumentintheselectedfolder.
5. Meridianthendetectsthefileextensionofeachdroppedfilethatwillbecomeanewdocumentinthe
vaultandfindsthedocumenttypesassociatedwiththefileextension.Ifafileextensionisassociated
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withmorethanonedocumenttype,adialoglistingtheassociateddocumenttypesappears.Select
thedocumenttypeyouwantappliedtotheimporteddocument.Ifascopeisactive,documenttypes
thatarenotenabledforthatscopewillnotappearforselection.
Ifthedocumenttypeisconfiguredtosupporthybriddocumentsandyouareimportingmultiplefiles
withthesamenamebutdifferentextensions,thefilesareimportedasmainpartsandattachedparts
dependingonthefileextensions.NEW
 Ifadefaultfileextensionforrenditionsisconfiguredand
documentswiththesamenamesbutdifferentextensionsexistinthevault,thefilesareattachedas
renditionsofthevaultdocuments.
6. Ifthedocumenttypeofthefirstimportedfilehaspropertypagesassociatedwithit,theywillappear
nextforyoutotypeanyknowninformation.Ifyouwanttoapplythesameinformationtoallofthe
importeddocumentsthathavethesamedocumenttype,selectApplyforallotherdocumentsof
thistype.
Thedefaultvaluesofcustompropertiesarethenamesofthecorrespondingfoldersinthepathwhere
thedocumentsarecreated.However,iffilesaredroppedonasubfolderoftheselectedfolder,theval-
uesmaybeincorrect.
CompleteeachpropertypageandclickNextorFinish.Propertypagesthenappearforeachofthe
remainingimportedfiles,inturn,unlessyouselectedApplyforallotherdocumentsofthistype.
CompleteeachpropertypageandclickNextorFinish.
Aprogressdialogshowsthestatusoftheoverallimportprocessuntilallofthefilesareimported.
Meridiancreatesnewdocumentsforeachoftheimportedfilesandplacestheminthecurrentfolderor
inthefoldercalculatedbytheField-Pathdefinitionofthevaultconfiguration.
7. Ifthedocumenttypesoftheimportedfilesperformautomaticdocumentnaming,Meridianassignsa
calculatednametoeachnewdocument.Ifnot,adefaultdocumentnameisassignedthatyoumay
overwritewithanynameyouwant.
Tip    DraganddropalsoworkstoexportdocumentsfromMeridiantoWindowsExploreroryourdesktop.
Warning    Afterfileshavebeenimportedtoavault,documentpropertiesthatwerenotexplicitlysetduring
theimport(fromtitleblocks,defaultpropertyassignments,andsoon)containnovalues.Thosepropertieswill
notbesynchronizedtotheimportedcontentfilesbytheMeridianapplicationlinks.Thisisbydesigntoprevent
overwritingexistingvalues.Thepropertiescanbesynchronizedfromtheimportedcontentfiles.Suchprop-
ertiesmustbesetinthevaulttoanexplicitvalueatleastoncebeforethepropertieswillbesynchronizedto
thecontentfiles.
10.3.2
AbouttheDocumentImportTool
TheDocumentImportToolisapowerfulwaytoimportlargenumbersofdocumentsintoavaultmorecon-
venientlythanwithdraganddrop.ItworksliketheDatabaseImportWizardavailabletosystemadmin-
istratorsintheConfigurator,butisalittlesimplerandeasierforenduserstomanage.WiththeDocument
ImportTool,youcan:
Importanynumberofdocumentsfromvariouslocationsusingasingledatafile
ImportpropertydatafromstandardODBC-compatibledatafiles
Lettheimportrununattendedwhileyoudootherthings
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Importmultiplehybriddocumentfilesintoasinglehybriddocument
ImportdatafromCADdrawingtitleblocks
Importentireassembliesorsubassemblieswhilemaintainingreferences
Populatethepropertiesofimporteddocumentsfromthedatafileorwithfixedvalues
Importnewrevisionsofdocumentsalreadyresidinginavault
Savedifferentcombinationsofimportoptionsastemplatesforreuselater
Monitorimportprogressandstatistics
Configuringtheseoptionscorrectlytakesalittletime,butthesettingscanbesavedtoconfigurationfilesand
reusedforsimilarimportprojects.
Warning    Beforeattemptingalargeimport,backupthevaultfirst.Thatway,iftheimportdoesnotgoas
planned,youcanreversetheimporteasilybyrestoringthebackup.Contactyoursystemadministratorabout
performingthePrepareForBackupoperationbeforeusingtheDocumentImportTool.
Note   ToimportCADassembliesandtheirreferences,usetheAssemblyImportWizarddescribedin“Import-
ingassemblies”onpage131.
Tip    Performverylargeimportsafterbusinesshourssothatserverperformanceismaintainedforproduction
work.ImportingthousandsofdocumentswiththeDocumentImportToolcancausedelaysthatareunac-
ceptabletootherusers.
10.3.2.1 Creatinganimportdatasourcefile
ThesuccessorfailureofabulkimportperformedbytheDocumentImportToolisveryoftendeterminedbythe
qualityofthedatasourcefile.Creatinganaccurateandpowerfuldatasourcefiledoesn’trequireacomputer
sciencedegree.Youcancreateoneinanapplicationyouprobablyalreadyknow,justbybeingprepared,being
organized,andpayingcloseattentiontodetails.Afteryou’vecreatedaworkingdatasourcefile,youcanreuse
thebasicstructureofthefileoverandoveragainforfutureimportsjustbychangingthedata.
FollowingareguidelinesandsuggestionsforcreatingadatasourcefilefortheDocumentImportTool:
Choosethefileformatyouknowbest.PracticallyanyODBCdatafilewillworkequallywellwiththe
DocumentImportTool;therearefewadvantagesofanyoneoveranother.Theimportantthingistobe
abletoeasilycreatethenecessarydatastructureofthefileandtypedocumentmetadata.
Ifyouregularlyimportdocumentsfromotherdepartments,divisions,orexternalbusinesspartners,
youmightbeabletogetthemtocreatethedatafileforyouifyougivethemtheseguidelines,espe-
ciallyiftheyhavethedocumentdatareadilyavailableandyoudonot.Alternatively,youmighthaveto
accepttheirdocumentdatainwhateverformatyoucangetfromthemandthenconvertorcleanup
thedatayourselfintoaformatusablebytheDocumentImportTool.
PopulardatafileformatsincludeExcel,Access,comma-separatedvalue(CSV),andplaintext.
Youwillneedthefollowingdocumentmetadataataminimum,inordertosuccessfullyimportdoc-
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Path:Tothesourcefiletobeimported.Thispathshouldberelativetothecomputerthatwillbe
runningtheDocumentImportTool.UseURLstospecifypathsonothercomputersratherthan
mappeddrivelettersthatmaynotexistormatch.Anyfilesnotfoundinthislocationwillnotbe
imported,sothisfieldisthemostimportantofall.Confirmthateveryfileexistsbeforeyoustart
animport.
Filename:Inadditiontothefullpathtothefileabove.Thisvaluewillbeusedtoassignthedoc-
ument’snameinthevault.Ifyoucan,useaqueryinsideyourapplicationtocreatethisdatafor
youifyoudon’thaveitinaseparatefieldalready.
Revisionnumber:Thisisanothercriticalpieceofmetadata.Withoutit,Meridianwillassignthe
firstrevisionnumberfromtherevisionschemeofthedestinationdocumenttypetoyourimported
documents.Thisnumbermaybelowerthantheactualrevisionnumberofthedocument.Without
accuraterevisionnumbers,youcanneverfullytrustthedocumentstobeaccurate.
Documenttype:Thisdataislesscriticalthantheotherslistedherebecausethedocumenttype
ofadocumentcanbechangedlater,althoughyoudon’twanttohavetochangethetypeofmany
documents.Withoutthisdata,Meridianwillassignthevault’sdefaultdocumenttypetoimported
documents.Ifthisisthetypeyouwantthemtobe,that’sgood.Ifnot,that’snotsogood.Better
yet,specifythedocumenttypeinyourdatafileandbesure.Thisisnecessarydataifyouwantto
importamixofdocumenttypesinthesamebatch.
Ifyouhaveadditionalmetadata,oryoucanmakeitfromotherfieldsorsources,youwillbegladifyou
importitsothatitisavailableforreferenceandsearchingandyoucannotimportittoexistingdoc-
umentslater.Optional,butimportant,metadatafieldsinclude:
Status:Theworkflowstateofthedocumentsbeingimported(UnderChange,Released,Retired,
InReview,andsoon).
Createdby/Modifiedby:Thesefieldscaneitherbeoperatingsystemfiledataordatamain-
tainedinanotherdatafile.Eitherway,knowingwhocreatedand/ormodifiedthedocumentlast
willbevaluable.
Ifyouhaveanyotherlegacymetadataaboutthedocumentsbeingimported,taketimetocarefully
considereverypiece.Anydatathatwillhelpidentifydocumentsshouldbeacandidateforimport.
Numbers,names,codes,documenttitles,departments,comments,sizes,andsooncanallbevalu-
ablewhenitcomestimetosearchforandrevisetheimporteddocumentswithconfidence.
Tip    Consultadatabaseexpertwithinyourorganizationtohelpyoucreatethebestpossibledatafile.They
maybeabletosaveyoualotoftimeandeffortandhelpproduceabetterresult.Whenthedocumentsarein
thevault,themetadatawillbemoredifficulttochange.
10.3.2.2 Loading aconfigurationfile
IfaDocumentImportToolconfigurationfileexistsforthedocumentsyouwanttoimport,youcanquicklyload
itssettingsandbeginimportingdocumentsalmostimmediately.
ToopentheDocumentImportToolandloadanexistingimportconfigurationfile:
1. OpenthedestinationvaultinPowerUser.
2. FromtheVaultmenu,selectDocumentImportTool.
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3. ClickDataSourceintheleftpane.
4. SelectaconfigurationfilefromtheConfigurationlistorclickBrowseandselectafile,andthenclick
LoadConfiguration.
5. ClicktheStartImportbutton
tobegintheimport.
Wheneveranimportisnotrunning,youcancreateanewimportconfigurationfilebyclickingtheNewbutton
.ClicktheOpenbutton
toselectadifferentimportconfigurationfiletoworkwith.ClicktheSavebut-
ton
tosavethecurrentconfigurationoptionstoanopenornewconfigurationfile.
10.3.2.3 Controlling theDocumentImportTool
Afteralltheoptionsnecessarytocompleteadocumentimporthavebeensetoranexistingimportcon-
figurationfilehasbeenloadedintheDocumentImportTool,youarereadytostarttheactualimportprocess.
TheDocumentImportToolhasseveralbuttonsthatallowyoutocontroltheimportprocess:
StartImport:Beginsthedataimportprocess.Thisbuttonisclearedifthefieldcontainingpathinform-
ationtothesourcedocumentshasnotyetbeenselectedintheFilepathfieldoption.
PauseImport:Pausesthedataimportprocess.Thisstopstheimporttemporarilybutallowsittobe
resumedbyclickingStartImport.
StopImport:Stopsthedataimportprocessentirely.Iftheimporthasbeenstopped,itmustberestarted
fromthebeginning.
Warning    Bewareofimportingthesamedocumentsmorethanonce.TheDocumentImportToolwillcreate
copiesofdocumentspreviouslyimported,withnameslike<DocumentName> (2).<Extension>.
10.3.2.4 Monitoringanimport
Whenanimportisrunning,youcanmonitoritsprogressandestimatewhenitwillbedonebyviewingthe
ImportDetailspropertypage.ClickImportDetailsintheleftpanetodisplaytheImportDetailsproperty
pagecontainingimportstatistics,individualfileresults,andanyerrors.
Whentheimporthascompleted,asummarydialogdisplaysthefinalresults.IfyouspecifiedanXSLstyle
sheetontheMiscellaneousSettingspage,clicktheGenerateReportbutton
togenerateanHTML
reportfileoftheresults.ThebuttonisclearedifnoXSLstylesheetisselected.
10.3.2.5 Configuring datasourcesettings
ThedatasourcesettingsoftheDocumentImportTooldetermine:
Wheretheimportconfigurationfilewillbesaved(forlaterreuse)
Wherethedatafilecontainingtheimporteddocuments’propertyvaluesislocatedand,ifthedatafile
containsmultipletables,whichtabletoimport
Thenameofthefieldinthedatafilethatcontainspointerstothedocumentfilestobeimported
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Toconfigurethedatasourcesettings:
1. ClickDataSourceintheleftpane.TheDataSourcepropertypageopensintherightpane.
2. Selectoptionsandtypetextusingthedescriptionsinthefollowingtable.
Option
Description
Configuration
Tocreateanewconfigurationfile,clickBrowse,selectadestinationfolderfortheimport
configurationfile,typeanameinFileName,andclickOpen.
Toloadanexistingconfigurationfile,see“Loadingaconfigurationfile”onpage124.
Unattended
Operation
Processestheentireimportdatabasewithoutinterruptionsfromerrors.Anyerrorswillbe
listedintheErrorstabofImportDetails.
Database
ClickBrowse,selecttheappropriatefiletypeinFilesoftype,andselectanexistingfile
containingthepathandpropertydataforthedocumentsyouwanttoimport.See“Creating
animportdatasourcefile”onpage123forguidelinesoncreatingasuitablefile.
Selectthe
tableto
importfrom
Iftheimportdatasourcefilecontainsmultipletablesorworksheets,selecttheonecon-
tainingthedatayouwanttoimportfrom.
FilePath
Field
Ifthedatasourceincludesafieldthatcontainsthefullyqualifiedfilenamesofthesource
filestoimport,selectThefieldcontainsthefullpath.Ifthedatasourcefieldcontainsa
relativepathoronlyfilenames,selectThefieldcontainsrelativepathandtypeeither
thebasepath(thatiscommontoallrelativepaths)ortheparentfolder(ofallthefile
names)inBasepath.
Selectthe
fieldthatcon-
tainsthepath
ofthedoc-
ument
Selectfromthelistthefieldwithinthedatasourcefilethatcontainsthepathtothedoc-
umentstobeimported.
DataSourceoptions
10.3.2.6 Configuring theMiscellaneoussettings
ThemiscellaneousoptionsoftheDocumentImportTooldetermine:
Thevaultfolderwheredocumentswillbeimported
Howhybriddocumentpartswillbejoinedtogether
Ifdrawingtitleblockfieldswillbereadduringimporttopopulatethenewdocuments’properties
IfexternalreferencesbetweenCADfileswillberesolvedafterimport
Whatdocumenttypetoassigntotheimportedfiles
AnoptionalXSLstylesheetthatcancustomizethereportofresults
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Toconfigurethemiscellaneoussettings:
1. ClickMiscellaneousSettingsintheleftpane.TheMiscellaneousSettingspropertypagedisplays
intherightpane.
2. Selectoptionsandtypetextusingthedescriptionsinthefollowingtable.
Option
Description
Destination
Folder
Selectafolderinsidethevaulttoreceivetheimporteddocuments.Ifpropertiesthatarecon-
trolledbytheField-Pathdefinitionarepopulatedduringimport,thefileswillbeimportedinto
thecorrespondingfolderstructureornewlycreatedfolders,asnecessary,insteadofthis
folder.
Createan
emptydoc-
umentif
fileto
import
doesn’t
exist
Enablethisoptiontocreatedocumentsinthevaultthathavenofilecontent.Thisoptionis
usefulforcreatingassettagsinthevaulttosupporttheMeridianAssetManagementModule
ortomanagehardcopydocumentsforwhichnoelectronicfileexists.
Hybrid
Mapping
EnableImport hybrid componentsas partsof thehybrid document type,ifdesired,
andselectadatabasefieldfromthelistthatcontainsvaluesthatarecommonbetweenthe
hybridpartfiles.Allfilesimportedwiththesamevaluesinthisfieldwillbecreatedasasingle
hybriddocumentusingthedocumenttypesconfiguredinthevault.Consultasystemadmin-
istratorforinformationonthefileextensionsthatareconfiguredashybriddocuments.
Importtitle
blockdata
EnablethisoptiontocausetheDocumentImportTooltoreadthetitleblocksofCADdraw-
ings.Thetitleblocksettingsmustbeconfiguredfortheselecteddocumenttypebyasystem
administratorinMeridianEnterpriseConfigurator.Consultasystemadministratorforinform-
ationonyourvault’stitleblockimportconfiguration.
Resolveref-
erences
EnablethisoptiontocausetheDocumentImportTooltoattempttoresolveanyexternalref-
erencesstoredwithinCADdrawingstootherdocumentsthatarealsobeingimportedbythe
toolorthatalreadyexistinthevault.
Fromdata-
basefield
Selectafieldinthedatasourcefilethatcontainsvaluesthatmatchthenamesofexisting
documenttypestoassigntotheimporteddocuments.Ifnofieldisselectedornomatching
documenttypeisfound,thedocumentswillbeassignedthedefaultdocumenttype.
Note    IfadatasourcefieldnamecontainsthetextType(forexample,DocumentType),it
willbeselectedbydefault.
Note    Ifascopeisactive,documenttypesthatarenotenabledforthatscopecanstillbe
usedfortheimporteddocumentsandthedocumentswillbeimported.
Miscellaneousoptions
Documents you may be interested
Documents you may be interested