The format (.fmt) is embedded into the drawing (.drw) file when the drawing is saved. Changes to the format AFTER the drawing has been saved will NOT be reflected on existing drawings when they are retrieved. Only new drawings will use the revised format. You must manually replace the old format version with the new version to get the changes. This process does require the old format be removed from session before bringing in the new version. The format is downloaded to your workspace with the drawing in Intralink or PDMlink, but the drawing is only using the format as a reference and does not get updated to the latest format version.
For this reason, my old employer decided to use a version number on the end of the format file name so we would know which files used the latest format. Original format name: rd-a4-wc.fmt Revision 1: rd-a4-wc1.fmt Revision 2: rd-a4-wc2.fmt
This makes it easier to see which files use the latest format as well as easier to replace the new version without having to remove the old version from session memory.
If there is a setting that would allow the latest format to be used when a drawing is retrieved, I would like to know about it.
Ben Loosli Sr IS Technologist L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Waco, TX 76715 254-867-4069 Office 254-714-4189 Pager -
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