|SmarTeam enables you to maintain and manage any
information related to a document throughout its life cycle. By mirroring
the physical process of document management, SmarTeam uses vaults,
check-in, check-out, and approval functions to manage the life cycle of
your Product, Part or Drawing. It creates new versions of a document and
protects it from unauthorized modifications.
All life cycle operations on CATIA documents must be performed in the CATIA session. Operations such as Check-Out, Check-In etc. must be explicitly done in CATIA to guarantee data consistency.
The Lifecycle menu contains the life cycle commands for managing a Part, Product and Drawing as new revisions are created.
Whatever the operation you choose, it applies to the document you have selected from the specification tree (or from the geometry area).
Just as a reminder, the application distinguishes selected documents from active documents.
To use Save, Check In and Release via contextual commands, you still need to activate the documents on which you want to perform these operations.
The table below lists the different life cycle operations, the status of the document resulting from each operation, and a description of each status.