Tools BatchConverter, Integration and ProjectExplorer allow rename files generated using a simplified or advanced definition, here the help which relates to this renaming.


With this intention we have 2 modes of adjustments:

  • The '' modeSimplified'' which limits the number to 4 rules to be taken into account or not.
  • The '' modeAdvanced'' which makes it possible to create several rules, to record and read favourites of preset rules etc…

For each selected rule it is possible to have an outline of the renaming.

One can define a site by default for the recording of the document after renaming.

The addition of a field for certain rules can be indicated in a certain manner.


Simplified mode

The simplified mode proposes 4 rules of naming which one can activate or not. The 3 first can be activated individually. The activation of the fourth disables the others automatically since name is completely replaced.


 


In the example above one activated the first 3 rules.

One replaces or adds the first 2 characters with ''Vi'' follow-up of ''Project'', then one replaces the last 2 characters of name by ''PR'' and finally one replaces the character string ''2016'' by ''2017''.

See the outline of the renaming.

To inform the field to click manually either either about  to add a particular field.


Advanced mode

This heading makes it possible to lay down the rules of naming of the documents which will be processed in the project.

The definition of the new name will follow a “List of the selected rules”.

The fact of clicking on  to add a field, gives access a window in order to select a particular parameter.

Definition of the new name:


 


  • Replace/To add the first characters
  • Replace/To add the last characters
  • Replace part of name
  • Suppression of the characters, from
  • Insertion of characters, with the position
  • To modify breakage
  • To Suppress the following characters


Replace/To add the first characters

Allows to N replace or add characters since the beginning.

The digital zone makes it possible to cut down characters at the top of name N.

 

To press on the button  in order to add this rule to the list.

Example :

For a current name ''Vi-2016-0095.sldprt'', this rule modifies the noun as follows ''PR-2016-0095.sldprt''.


If the numéric value is equal to zero (0) the characters will be inserted without crushing the beginning of name.

Example :

For a current name ''2016-0095.sldprt'', this rule modifies the noun as follows ''PR2016-0095.sldprt''.

One can parameterize the rule according to criteria such as: the type of file SOLIDWORKS, the value of a property etc… (see List of the selected rules).

See the outline of the renaming.


To replace To add the last characters

Allows to N replace or add characters to the end.

The digital zone makes it possible to N cut down characters at the end of the name.

 

To press on the button  in order to add this rule to the list.

Example :

For a current name ''VI-2016-0095-TU.sldprt'' This rule modifies the noun as follows ''VI-2016-0095.sldprt''.


If the zone text is indicated, the characters will be added as from the end of name.

 

Example :

For a current name ''AX-2016-0095-TUB.slddrw'' This rule modifies the noun as follows ''AX-2016-0095-Draw.slddrw''. It is possible to carry out this rule provided that the document either a drawing.

One can parameterize the rule according to criteria such as: the type of file SOLIDWORKS, the value of a property etc… (see List of the selected rules).

See the outline of the renaming.


Replace part of name

Allows to replace a character string contained in name by another.

 

To press on the button  in order to add this rule to the list.

The first zone of text makes it possible to define the chain to be replaced.

The second zone of text makes it possible to define the chain of replacement.

Example :

For a current name ''VI2016-0095.sldprt'', this rule modifies the noun as follows ''VI2017-0095.sldprt''.

See the outline of the renaming.


Suppression of the characters from

Allows to remove a number of characters since a position in name.

 

To press on the button  in order to add this rule to the list.

The first numéric value defines the starting position.

The second numéric value defines the length of the character string to be removed.

Example :

For a current name ''Visiativ-2016-0095.sldprt'', this rule modifies the noun as follows ''Vi-2016-0095.sldprt''.

See the outline of the renaming.


Insertion of characters, with the position

Allows to insert a character string starting from a position in name.

 

To press on the button  in order to add this rule to the list.

The numéric value makes it possible to define the starting position.

The zone of text makes it possible to define the zone of text to be inserted.

Example :

For a current name ''VI-2016-0095Made.sldprt'', this rule modifies the noun as follows ''VI-2016-0095-Made.sldprt''.

 To use this rule it is necessary that the position of the text to insert either always the same one.

See the outline of the renaming.


To modify breakage

Allows to modify the break-in of complete name (tiny/Capital/First letter in Capital letter).


 

To press on the button  in order to add this rule to the list.

Example :

For a current name ''VI-2016-0095-Made.sldprt'', this rule modifies the noun as follows ''VI-2016-0095-MADE.sldprt''.

See the outline of the renaming.


To Suppress the following characters

Allows to remove a character string contained in name.

 

To press on the button  in order to add this rule to the list.

Example :

For a current name ''Screwiativ-2016-0095.sldprt'', this rule modifies the noun as follows ''Vi-2013-0095.sldprt''.


Addition of a field

To inform the field of a rule, the fact of clicking about  gives access a window in order to select a particular parameter.

The possible fields are:

- To select a fixed value (it is what one did for the first rule).

- To select the value of a property (with the choice among the list)

- To select a value of a counter SmartCounter (See paragraph ‘’ SmartCounter' ‘), a date, hour etc…


 


List of the selected rules

It is possible to modify the order of the rules by selecting it then while pressing on the buttons to go up  or to go down .

You can save  a favourite of list of rules in order to re-use them thereafter. The extension of these files is “.mcren”.

The second reading of a saved favourite is done by the button.

All the rules of the list can be conditioned compared to information. By clicking on  you open a dialog box as follows:


 


There can be onlyonly one condition of checked. Indeed one cannot check the 3 following conditions at the same time:

- if the document is a drawing

- if the property “Revision” is equal to “B”

- if the size of the plan is “larger or equal” to “1Mo”

You can also reach this box while clicking on the condition of a rule of the list then while pressing on the button .


 


By clicking on a rule of the list you can disable it temporarily (Activated) or (Disabled).


Outline of the new name

By clicking on  the outline of the new name visible and is modified live.

 

When a new rule is created, the outline of the new name is updated automatically. In this case the icon  is not visible.


Example of list of rules

Example of a list of selected rules:


 


The order in which these rules are carried out is important. In the image above will obtain the following result:


 


There is one of the rules which will be conditioned by the type of ''Document Plan''.


 When documents in mass are processed, it is possible that certain files are generated with same name, to avoid crushing the files which bear same name during the treatment, it is possible to check the option: