Checking In a Product for the First Time

When a product is first saved into the SmarTeam database, it is automatically assigned the New status. This means that the product has not yet been checked into a SmarTeam vault.

To protect the product from modifications, place the product into the SmarTeam vault by checking it in. After the product is checked in, its status is changed to Checked In.

When you check in the assembly, you can check in the product and all its components simultaneously using the Propagate Operation.

  1. Select SmarTeam  > Life Cycle > Check In.
    The Check In dialog box is then displayed.

    On the left-hand side of the window, the assembly and its components are displayed with the Checked In icon to the left of the selected document. On the right-hand side of the window, the Check In window is displayed.

  2. To check in the assembly and all its components together, right-click the assembly and select Propagate Operation.

  3. Fill in the fields in the Check In window (optional).
    Refer to Checking In Dialog Box for a description of these fields.

  4. Click OK.
    The assembly is now placed in the Checked In vault. Note that the status of the assembly is now Checked In.