Transferring Branches

This task shows how to transfer a branch (containing one or more bundle segments) to either a new or an existing multi-branchable document.
This operation may prove useful in the context of the configuration management in ENOVIA: if you want to manage the effectivity at a more detailed granularity level. Refer to Split and Transfer Usage.
aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) This scenario is available for branches only.
aprereq.gif (1223 bytes)

Use the data generated in the Split scenario.

It looks like this:

  1. Click Transfer Branches .

    The Transfer Branches dialog box opens:
    It lets you choose:
    • the selection mode
      • Single: you manually select the first branch to transfer.
        once the first branch is selected, the other branches that can be selected must belong to the same multi-branchable document as the first one.
      • Automatic: select the branch to transfer. It automatically selects all the branches connected to the closest extremity of the first selected branch.
      • Network: select the branch to transfer. It automatically selects all the branches connected to the first selected branch.
    • the branches to transfer:
      • Select the branches in the geometry or in the specification tree.
        All the branches selected are listed, according to the selection mode.
      • To remove a branch from the list, select it and use Remove Selection.
    • the transfer destination.
      • Copy to geometrical bundle:
        • Same: the branch is transferred in the same geometrical bundle.
        • Another: select the geometrical bundle in which you want to transfer the branch.
          It must be created before the transfer.
          For a branch covered with a protection:
          • A new protection document is created having the same attributes of the protection covering the source branches.
          • An instance of this new protection is created under the destination geometrical bundle covering the newly transferred branch.
          • The old protection is deleted.
      • Under multi-branchable document:
        • New: the multi-branchable document is created on-the-fly.
        • Existing: select the multi-branchable document.

    Note that OK remains unavailable as long as no multi-branchable document has been selected.

  2. Choose the Selection mode, Automatic for example.

  3. Select one or more branches you want to transfer: Branchable.1.1 for example

    aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) CATIA finds the branch(es) connected to the closest branch point according to the selection point.
  4. For the transfer destination:

    • copy to the same geometrical bundle: keep Same
    • under a new multi-branchable document: select New.
  5. Click OK to validate.

    Branchable.1.1 is transferred under a new multi-branchable document.
    The result looks like this:
Transferring all the branches of a multi-branchable document is not possible. At least one branch must be left in the original multi-branchable document.
You can select a branch to transfer even if it is covered with a protective covering.
You cannot transfer a branch to another multi-branchable document if it is covered by an internal protective covering.