You check in files after editing to make them available to users with appropriate rights. Until you check in a file, changes are saved in your local version only. Right-click the file name or folder to access the Check In dialog box.
To display the dialog box, select the files or folders to check in and click
The toolbar buttons provide quick access to commands that are also available on the shortcut menu.
To display hidden columns in the Files to check in table, right-click any column heading and select hidden columns. Right-click selected columns to hide columns.
Selected files and files referenced by them. For assemblies, the list can include drawings, parts, subassemblies, and SolidWorks Simulation files.
The related drawings can be in the current folder or in a folder elsewhere in the vault. By default, Enterprise PDM checks the entire vault for related drawings. The scope of the search depends on administrative settings.
Result of check-in validation, either OK, a warning, or an error.
The error Cyclic reference prevents checking a file in. Warnings such as File not Found, Outside of the vault, or The file is not rebuilt can block a check in if your administrator has configured blocking for warnings.
You can click the warning The file is not rebuilt to display a list of references that require a rebuild.
To quickly locate files with warnings or errors, click Ctrl + the up-arrow or down-arrow on the numeric keypad.
||Lets you select files for check in.
|Keep checked out
||Creates new version in vault, but file remains checked out.
|Remove local copy
||Removes file from local disk after check in.
||The first number is the local (cached) version, or a hyphen (-) if locally modified.
The second number is the latest version in the vault.
For example, 4/6 means version 4 of 6.
||File version to be assigned upon check in. The text is bolded for new versions. A new version is not created if the file has not been locally modified.
|Checked out by
||User who has the file checked out, or blank if not checked out. You can only check in files that you have checked out.
If you mouse over a user name, a pop-up window displays user information such as log in status and files checked out, and provides a link so that you can email the user.
|Checked out in
||Computer and local folder where the file is checked out, or blank if not checked out.
Specifies how a parent file references a child file: full path, relative path, or file name only.
Enterprise PDM looks for references without full path names in the location specified for the parent.
References reported as outside the vault are not added to the vault when you check in the parent file. Place the referenced file in the same folder as the parent file or place it in a vault folder and update the parent file to refer to the referenced file using a fixed path.
||Vault folder containing the file.
||Workflow state of the file, for example, Submit for Approval or No Approval Required.
||Stores a comment within the file history about the check in operation.
Shortcut Menu Options
Right-click in the file list to access these menu options:
||Lets you add or remove columns.
||Selects all files, so that you can check or clear the Get column.
||Lets you use wildcards to select a group of files. You can then use a single keystroke to check or clear the files in the Get column.
|Show Tree Lines
||Adds tree lines to the File Name column.
|Check In All Files
||Selects all files in the Check In column.
|Keep All Files Checked Out
||Selects all files in the Keep Checked Out column.
|Remove All Local Copies
||Selects all files in the Remove Local Copy column.
|Open File List
||Opens a list of the files in Microsoft Excel.
|Save File List
||Lets you save the file list as a comma-separated .txt file.