Thanks for your feedback on the Version Manager!
TDM’s file versioning is a little bit incomprehensible and unusual for me. Could you prepare movie containing more advanced versioning operations?
There will be some changes in the versioning view + some other minor changes in VM. So, for the time being we will not make any new movie on this topic.
Nevertheless, if there’s anything unclear concerning the way how the versions, revisions are made in VM, please ask us.
Why do you allow creating more than one revision having the same number? I can’t recognize it as a bug or TDM’s feature.
Do I understand well, that TDM allows you to create two revisions e.g. 1.3? - This shouldn’t be possible. I’ve checked it out and failed to simulate the problem. I can only rewrite current version, create a new version or revision (under another number) or do not save the changes.
Could you please describe us how the problem occured? Thanks!
Why do you allow modifying and doing multiple check in/check out operations on a model opened in the second TDM instance after selecting Show Version (only to read)?
Check In/Check Out options are not available in the Only to read file that opens in another TDM 3 instance. Anyway, the Save option is available, which is definitely a bug. - If you click Save, the version in first instance will be overwritten, which is an incorrect behaviour. We will fix it. - CR # 30 787.
What I did (for better understanding):
- Model.txp version 1.3 is checked out (locked).
- I select Show Version (only to read) for this version. -> Another instance of TDM 3 and Model 1.3 version open.
- Right-click the model item in Application View -> only Save and Save As options are available. Check In/Check Out options are NOT available.
In any case, the Save option should be disabled. - It will be fixed.
The Save as option enables you to save the version as a new file that you can work with comfortably, or save as a new file to any project in the Version Manager.
Explanation + other helpful info:
TDM 3 allows you to store in your project any files of any programs - e.g. text files, images etc.
You can select any file stored in Version Manager, click appropriate version/revision and select Show Version (only to read). This option opens selected version in appropriate program, e.g.Word, Notepad, Windows Viewer, Acrobat Reader etc.
TDM 3 models will be opened in another instance of TDM 3 in the Application Window.
If your file has an extension that does not associate with any program, it will be opened in the Version Viewer dialog. On tab Content of Local File, a text will be shown.
The Show Version (only to read) option comes in handy if you need to see a version/revision that is locked. Note: Concurrent work of more users in Version Manager is not available - for the time being.
If you have more questions, write me back.