This is not possible in VeSys. Only one user can (or should) be allowed to edit a design at a time.
It is possible to forcibly drop a users lock on an open design using Tools > Edit Users > Clear Locks.
However, whichever user saves last will clobber the other users changes.
Then, I guess my question becomes a little more detailed....
We have a upper level design that we've created as a block diagram, with stacked pins and highways. If we want to create multiple instances to capture all the information in a detailed schematic, that schematic has to be a new diagram within the same design. But this locks us in to one designer, when there are many systems that we can break out to allow us to have multiple people working on the same project.
Does anyone have a good way around this issue? My guess is that this is one of those problems that CH might fix....
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You can copy content from one design and paste into another design (onto a fresh diagram), from there you can expand each stacked pin / highway. But as Brian has commented the designs within VeSys 2.0 do not support concurrent editing, also removing locks deliberately is not recommended.
Thanks for the response.
Sorry for not giving everyone an update, but this is the approach that we have decided to take in order to allow multiple designers to work on a project within one design:
- All drawings (diagrams) for final system will be in one design.
- Create a block diagram for high level design.
- Fully populate block diagram with part information.
- Create a new diagram for a subsystem schematic within the original design as a placeholder.
- Create a new design to act as a Work In Progress design for subsystem.
- Copy portion of the original block diagram and use the "CTRL+SHFT+V" method to retain naming between designs.
- Expand highways and create full schematic in Work in Progress design.
- Copy schematic from working design and copy with "CTRL+SHFT+V" back in original design, within the diagram for the subsystem system schematic. (This will create multiple devices with the same names.)
- Select devices in subsystem schematic and use the "Merge Into" function to create multiple instances of the same device.
At the end of this procress, you should have a block diagram, and multiple schematic diagrams that fully detailed and cross-referenced in a single design, while being able to have multiple users work on creating the fully detailed schematics from a block diagram.
Obviously, copying out of the original design can be done from a "read-only" copy of the block diagram, but, copying back into the original design requires write access. This procress does require good communication between designers.
Please, please, please don't delete locks as away of allowing multiple people to edit a design. The most likely outcome of doing this is that you'll corrupt your design and lose all your data.
The locks are specifically there to ensure that only one person edits a design at a time.