Once in a while I have a user that will check in a file from a workspace they didn't mean to and didn't realize they did. These files go in a the type "Other". I thought I could just create a policy that won't allow anyone to check in a file of this type. When I went to the Policy Administration I couldn't find it. Is this possible?
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I don't have a solution ready, but for your information, Other is not a Type. You won't find a Type "Other" in the Attribute and Type Manager. So you won't find it in the Policy Manager. This is a normal EPMDocument with the Attribute "Document Category" set to Other. The icon is dependent with this attribute.
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With the CAD Document open in session, perform the following:
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How can I prevent someone from checking in a file where the category is "Other"? Or is that not possible?
Not a complete solution, but ...
We allow importing of objects into the WS via the config option allow_import_file_extension sym, mat, txt, stp, igs, dip, dop, and so on. If your users are using this option to import non-CAD objects into their WS, you may want to put the option in the config.sup file to prevent them from adding the objects in the first place.
When these files are imported into the WS, they show as "CAD Document" in the WS [when mousing over the object type indicator icon], and once checked into the CS, they show as simply "Other". In both cases the icon is the same as you have shown. If I show the information page for the object in the WS, it shows as "Other". If I recall correctly, in previous versions of Pro/Intralink (pre 10.2), the objects showed as "CAD Document Other" in the WS and CS, but I cannot confirm this.
I was not able to find that icon in the attribute manager, or the type "Other".
Pro/Intralink 10.2 M030
Creo Parametric 3.0 M030
Hi Daniel. They are not imported. The user takes whatever object they are working on and save as to whatever format they need to the workspace. Then they go to check all their files in and they don't realize they are checking that in too.