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How to publish an assembly in Adams/Car?

Tech Articles ID    KB8021299
Status:    Published
Published date:    10/17/2013
Updated:    07/11/2014
Reported In:   Adams (2013) - Adams Car

Abstract (Question)

How to publish an assembly in Adams/Car?

Description (Answer)

When you publish an assembly, you copy each subsystem file included in the assembly definition, including the associated property files for each subsystem, to the target database, which is the database where your template-based product saves all files.

To publish the assembly open in Standard interface, follow the following steps:

1.    Go to Tools > Database Management > Publish Assembly.

2.    Select the name of the assembly to publish.

3.    Select Publish to as “Database”.

4.    Select Write mode as “overwrite” to overwrite any files in the target database with the same file names or “backup” to copy the file with new name if any files in the target database with the same file names.

5.    Select the check box at “Include Template Files” if you want to also copy the template files for each subsystem in the assembly to the target database.

6.    Select the check box at “Update Session Data with 'Target Database' alias”, which Changes database references in the open assembly to match the target database.

7.    To publish an assembly in new database, create database as:

a.    Click on Create Database

b.    Give Database Alias as suitable, say for example: for_sharing

c.    Select file navigator icon next to “Database Path” to select location to create database.

d.    Select the path or location.

e.    Click Ok on Browse For Folder dialog box.

f.    Click Ok on Create New Database dialog box.


g.    Once you click Ok, a question will pop-up as:


Select the one highlighted in the box in the above picture, this creates a new database at the specified location.

h.    The message windows pop’s up, saying ‘Database for_sharing successfully created’, close the message window.


8.    Select the “Target Database” as for_sharing from the pull down menu next to it.


9.    Click Ok on ‘Publish An Assembly’ dialog box.

This will publish an assembly and copies all the subsystem, template files and its associated property files to the target database with target database alias.


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