Note that this topic only applies if you work
in a Client/Server configuration.
The Collaborative Design application software can help you keeping
track of changes you made to the features that have been shared among the
members of the Workspace. You can use the Share Recent Changes and the
Quick Share commands
to find relevant changes and build a briefcase for the purpose of
Share Recent Changes
Searching for changes
The Share Recent Changes
command () provides a menu of predefined and
To access the menu click the Share Recent command
() in the Instant Collaboration toolbar.
Once you click OK the selection, a briefcase is built and shown
You can inspect its content, and add or remove items.
Finally, specify the intended recipients and post the
briefcase to the workspace.
The available searches are described in detail below.
Features Modified since their last share: This search is
useful if you previously shared some features for other people to
use and now you want to make sure to post the latest version
you have in your part, so that the recipients can catch up with your
changes. The search will return a list of objects modified or
deleted after you inserted them in a briefcase.
Features Modified since their last merge: This search is
useful when you want to check if you modified any of the features
you have received by other users of the workspace. Once you find out
the changes, you can decide whether to send back your modification
to the person that gave you the original, or you may want to revert
your changes by "merging again" the briefcase that contained the
original feature. The search will return a list of objects modified
or deleted after you merged them from the briefcase.
Features Modified after this date: In this cases you enter
a date and time and want to know all the changes that happened after
that point in time. The timestamp can be implicitly defined or
explicitly assigned. More precisely, you can enter:
Today - all changes since midnight
This week - all changes since midnight
My last Share - the time of the last briefcase I
My last Merge - the time of my last merge
A timestamp - an explicit date and time in the
format of yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss
The search will return a list of object modified or inserted as new
or deleted after the given time.
Features Never Shared: This search helps you
to find features
in your part that you have not yet shared.
Restrict to specified body/set: You can
add a restriction to the body/set. See
Restricting Searches for detail.
You can combine several searches. The resulting briefcase will contain
all the features that satisfy at least one of the search criteria.
For instance, if you check both "Featured modified after their last share"
and "Features never shared", the application will give you a combined list
of objects modified after sharing them and of objects that you did not share
Normally the searches are applied to the entire part. However you can
restrict to one or more bodies and geometrical sets. To do so, check
the option Restrict to specified body/set and then pick from the
specification tree the aggregators of interest to you.
The Quick Share command () helps simplify the
process of creating a briefcase to share to the workspace. Quick Share is for
users that just want to share all new and modified features. When a user
activates the Quick Share command, a new briefcase containing all new and
modified features is automatically posted to the workspace. No dialogs is
presented to the user.
This command is
useful in simple collaborative design scenarios where all members of the
workspace want to work on a copy of the entire document and the flows of
modification are intrinsically mono-directional.
To access the command click the Quick Share button
() in the Instant Collaboration toolbar.
Once you click OK the selection, a briefcase is built and
posted to the workspace. No dialog interaction is necessary.
The other members of the workspace will see one or more
briefcases named "Quick Share".
Recipients will be able to inspect and merge the
briefcases generated by Quick Share the same way as any
See also Working with Collaborative Briefcases
and Automating Share and Merge.