|SmarTeam - CATIA Integration
facilitates working concurrently. This is performed by:
Thus, working concurrently is easier:
If a document is opened in CATIA with a revision that is not the latest,
the SmarTeam information is displayed in the Product Structure and
If a check-in or release document is opened in CATIA and is modified, a
specific icon mask is displayed in the CATIA Product Structure and File
The CATIA SmartTeam > Tools > Refresh command updates the Product Structure and File Desk icons with regard to SmarTeam information.
This is particularly useful for concurrent engineering. For instance, if you are using checked-in parts within their assembly, you can use the Tree Refresh command to check whether its loaded parts correspond to the latest revision. Another user may have performed a check-out, modifications and a check-in while the first user is still using the old file revision.
The Tree Refresh capability updates the display of icons representing documents in the specification tree, not your session, contrary to the Global Refresh capability.
After an initial modification on a checked-in or released document, a window is displayed asking you if you want to perform a check-out on the fly operation. This functionality enables you to perform check-outs only when necessary and thus contributes to concurrent engineering.
|Check out on the fly windows displays
SmarTeam information as set in the Tree Properties dialog box.
For more information, see Customizing SmarTeam Document Display Information.
The Global Refresh capability enables design engineers to update their CATIA sessions to reflect the latest versions of the documents as saved in the SmarTeam vault.