Pack and Go: How do you strip out the prefix for a new job number?

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Use Pack and Go to Copy your standard design to a Job number folder and rename the files specifically to that job number for accurate tracking. Use the “Add suffix” option.

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Use Pack and Go to copy your previous job to another job that is more similar to this job than the standard. – Opps! This is messing up the file names – we can’t have this! DON’T use the “Add suffix” option this time!

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Instead: Browse to your Save to Folder, Pick “Select / Replace…”, Search Save To Name for your old job number, Replace text with your new job number and pick “Replace All”. Now all the files have just the new project number. – That’s more like it!

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Well, what if this last job is really becoming a new standard, then what?

Same thing, use Pack and Go, Browse to your Save to Folder, Pick “Select / Replace…”, Search Save To Name for your old job number, Replace text with and leave it blank, pick “Replace All”. Now all the old job numbers are stripped out. – Alright!

 

Pack and Go, it’s small, it’s simple, but it’s powerful!

Note: Pack and Go “is” changing the file reference information in the file headers so all the new assembly files in this case will now reference the new file names. – Oh yea!

 

Jim Krivoshein, CSWP

Technical Analyst

Computer Aided Technology