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Replacing Primary Content
The availability of this action is determined by the Create and Edit > Replace Content Action preference in the Preference Management utility.
Use the Replace Content action to check out a document, modify the primary content, and check the document back in without editing any other document attributes.
When you modify the primary content of a Windchill document, you can continue to access and download previous content versions. Each iteration of the document is accessible from the Version History table on the document information page.
1. Navigate to the document information page and select Actions > Replace Content.
The document is checked out and the Replace Content window opens.
2. Select one of the following options from the Primary Content Source drop-down menu:
Primary Content
No Content
A document without content (for example, a placeholder for future documentation).
Local File
A file uploaded from your local machine.
Click Browse to select a file on your local machine. You can also drag and drop a file to upload it:
a. Open a folder browser or resize the Windchill windows so that you can view your desktop. Select the file you want to upload.
b. Click and drag the file to the Windchill action window and then release.
For more information, see About Drag-and-Drop.
URL Link
A link to an external website.
URL—The full URL of the website to which you are linking.
URL Label—A shortened name to identify the link.
External Storage
Content that cannot be attached as a local file or as a URL link. For example, physical objects, places, or highly sensitive information.
External Storage Location—Depending on the nature of the content, you can use this field to provide a description of the object, an address, file cabinet number, and so on.
External Storage Label—A unique name to identify the content.
3. In the Comments field, enter comments about any changes made to the document. These comments appear in the Version History table on the document information page. Enter up to 2,000 characters.
4. Click OK.
The primary content is replaced and the document is checked in.