The articles in this section of the Knowledge Base involve importing and exporting from the Database Management window. For general information regarding the Database Management tool, or how to access it, see Database Management Utilities (Overview).
This simplified article provides a brief tutorial for exporting Projects using the Database Management Utility.
When exporting Projects, all records associated with the selected Project(s) are transferred by default. These records include Rooms, Locations, Drawings, Products, Subassemblies, Specification Groups, Project Level Materials, Primary Processing Stations, and Primary Tool files.
Select the Projects tab > select the Project(s) to be exported > accept the file to be exported to or browse for a different location.
Once everything has been selected for export, and any desired additional options included select Transfer.
When the file being exported to is empty, or lacking a MicrovellumFactory.sdf database, a database is automatically created with the exported data inside. When the file being exported to already has a MicrovellumFactory.sdf database, and this database features duplicate information, the Resolve Duplicate Names window appears. When there is no duplicate information, the data being exported is appended to the database.
There are three options to resolve duplicates:
A MicrovellumFactory.sdf database file is created containing the projects exported and various other tables of data. A folder is also created for each Project being exported within the folder selected containing the AutoCAD drawing files. Along with those two things, a Graphics subfolder is created containing all of the hardware graphics files used in the source projects.