Saving an ENOVIA V5 VPM Document from CATIA V4

This task explains how to save an ENOVIA V5 VPM Document sent from ENOVIA V5 VPM in CATIA V4.

In CATIA, select File > Save from the menu bar.

The following dialog box opens:

File / Save action leads to saving the active model document under the control of ENOVIA. The file content is stored in the ENOVIA Vault and the document-extracted information are transmitted to the connected ENOVIA Application server. A document iteration is created.

  • At File / Save, the system checks that the user currently locks the document. If it is not locked or locked by another user, the operation will be refused and the Error dialog box opens:

  • File / Save in CATIA V4 does not automatically commit all ENOVIA modifications into the database (file content and document extracted information). The information is updated in ENOVIA server and ENOVIA Vault temporary storage. The user has to perform a Save in ENOVIA by clicking the Save icon to have all modifications saved into the databases and visible for other users.

How to open a CATIA V4 model from another context

You must first clean the current CATIA session if you have already loaded models in context of a product in CATIA V4 and you want to open a model from another context.

In CATIA V4, click File > New... from the menu bar.

How to open a CATIA V4 model with replacement of a current CATIA session

This capability is triggered by declarations in the on the ENOVIA client side. 

It is activated when sending a multi-selection in Replace Active mode. There are three possible settings:

  • interoperability.CATIAV4.ReplaceToCreateNewSession=always_on_multisel
    In this case the Replace active option becomes automatically an opening in Single mode for the first selected model and add-passive for the following ones
  • interoperability.CATIAV4.ReplaceToCreateNewSession=always_on_multisel
    In this case a message asking you if you
    want to replace existing CATIA session is displayed.
  • otherwise (no setting or different value), the default mode is consistent with previous capabilities, i.e. opening in Replace Active mode for the first model, add passive for the following ones.