||This task explains
how to manage publications. You should also refer to the following tasks
for more information: Using Work Packages and
Connections Between Work Packages.
used to identify work packages that have linked elements. An example of
linked elements is when a vessel is in one work package, and the pipe
routed from it in another. In such cases, publications are automatically
created and used to track connected elements. Using Tools - Manage
Logical Publications and Analyze - Cross Document Connections
from the menu bar, you can manage the publications. Both are explained
This command works with work packages, assemblies and schematic
|Select the work package for which
you want to manage publications, and select Tools - Manage Logical
Publications from the menu bar. The Manage Logical Publications
dialog box displays, listing all publications in the document.
The buttons for managing a connector become available once you select
it. NOTE: The Reset and Unpublish buttons will remain grayed out if you
select a linked connector because modifying them will affect your
If a publication status is "unresolved" then it means the publication
cannot locate the associated connector. There could be a number of
reasons for this, a common one being that the object on which the
connector existed has been deleted.
Each connector is labeled and corresponding labels can be seen in the
||You can perform the following
functions using the Manage Logical Publications
dialog box (you must have Write access to the work package):
- Rename: To rename, click once, and then again once on the publication
name and enter the new name.
- Reset: Click the Reset button to reset to the original
- Reframe: Select a publication and click Reframe
to highlight the object in
- Unpublish: Select a publication and click Unpublish to unpublish the
||You can manage publications for
an object beneath the work package by selecting it in the specifications
tree. The Publish dialog box displays when you make your
selection. The image below shows connectors on a the selected object, in
this case an assembly. You can select one (or more) of them and publish or unpublish
as necessary. Linked connectors cannot be published or unpublished.
Click Close to return to the Manage Logical Publications
dialog box, which will display any connectors you just published.
||To publish the root document of
the 3-D work package, make the work package active.
From the menu bar,
select Tools - Manage Logical Publications
to display the Manage Logical Publications dialog
box. The publication will not display when the dialog box opens.
Select the work package again in the specifications tree, and the
publication displays in
the dialog box. The root document is published
as soon as it appears in the dialog box - you do not need to execute a
separate Publish command.
You also can see the published 3-D root document in the specifications
tree under Publications.
||To manage cross document
connections, select a work package and select Analyze - Cross Document
Connections from the menu bar. The Cross Document Connections
dialog box displays, showing the publications in the document.
||The buttons become available when
you select a publication. In the image above, the symbol in the Link
Type column shows the publication has a two way connection. You can
perform the following functions (some functions require Write access to
both work packages):
- Remove Link: Click this button to remove a connection one
way, and the following symbol displays:
- Add Link: Click this button when you have a one way
connection, click this button to make it a two way connection.
- Disconnect: Click this button to remove the connection.
- Use the Reframe, Select All and Clear
Selection buttons as needed.
||You can also use the
Connect Parts and Disconnect Parts
commands to add or remove connections.