Register New Assets

After you have set up your Storages in the Reusable Asset Service Registry, you can register assets in them. The assets include:

Packages of modeling structures, held in the Project Browser of your model; these Packages can include diagrams and subordinate Packages
Any Packages containing model components on which the primary Asset Packages depend
Any MDG Technologies that you used in developing the Asset Packages, and that you decide to register with the Packages
Any text or graphics files you want to make available to your corporate community; these files are compressed before being added to the Storage
 

You register the first three items together. You can register files in the Storage during that same process, or separately.

You can register separate versions of the same Package. If you register a Package that already exists in the Registry under the same version reference, and the Storage has Draft status, the existing version is overwritten. If you register the same package with a different version number or reference, it is registered separately and users can access both versions of the Package from the Registry.

Access     Project | Reusable Asset Service   and
View | Project Browser   (Alt+0)

Register Package as Asset

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Reusable Asset Service view, select the appropriate Registry and Storage.

 

Set Up the Asset Service

2

In the Project Browser for your model, click on the Package to register as an Asset.

 

 

3

On the Registry Browser tab, click on the Register button.

If the Storage is password protected, a prompt displays for your Complete Access password. Enter this and click on the OK button.

 

 

Set Up the Asset Service

4

The Register Package(s) dialog displays, showing the:

Name and type of the Storage
Name and status of the selected Package (the status at this point being Pending)
The name, GUID and current version of the selected Package; you can type a different version number or text string if necessary
 

If there is a version of the Package already in the Registry, and the Storage has Draft status, you can  either:

Overwrite the registered Package with an update of that version, or
Add the updated Package as another Asset under a different version number; in this case, the Packages to Register panel shows the version number, registration date and comments on the latest version of the Asset Package
 

You cannot overwrite an existing Package if the Storage has Complete status. In this case, add the Package under a different version number.

 

 

5

In the Comments field type a short comment and, in the Notes field, a longer explanation of the Package being registered.

 

 

6

Click on the Check Dependency button and resolve the dependencies of the Package.

At the end of this process, the selected Package has the status Ready (for registration).

 

Check Package Dependencies

 

7

You can, at this point, also register files as assets of the Storage. See Step 4 of the Register File as Asset procedure below.

However, if you prefer you can follow the complete procedure separate from registering Packages.

 

 

8

Click on the Register button.

A prompt displays to confirm registering the package. Click on the Yes button.

If the same version of the selected Package already exists in the Registry (if the Storage is a Draft) a prompt displays to confirm overwriting it. Click on the Yes button.

A progress dialog displays. If the Package does not have any associated  MDG Technologies, a message displays confirming that Package registration is complete. Go to step 10.

 

 

9

If the Package has one or more associated MDG Technologies, the Register MDG Technology dialog displays, listing the Technologies and prompting you to register (OK) or Ignore all of them.

If you want to register some Technologies but not others, click on those you do not want to register, and click on the Remove button for each one in turn.

Click on the OK or Ignore button.

A message displays confirming that Package and Technology registration is complete.

 

 

10

Click on the OK button.

The Registry Browser tab is updated with the newly-added details of the Package and any dependent Packages. You can review the details on the tabs on the lower half of the Reusable Asset Server view.

 

Browse Assets

 

Register File as Asset

Step

Action

See also

1

In the Reusable Asset Service view, select the appropriate Registry and Storage.

 

 

 

 

Set Up the Asset Service

2

On the Registry Browser tab, click on the Register button.

If the Storage is password protected, a prompt displays for your Complete Access password. Enter this and click on the OK button.

The Register Package(s) dialog displays.

 

3

If any Packages are listed in the Packages to Register panel, and you do not want to re-register them, clear the checkbox against each Package name.

 

 

4

Click on the Additional Files button.

The Select Additional Files dialog displays.

 

 

5

Click on the Add button.

A Select screen displays, on which you browse for and click on the required file. You can only select one file at a time on this browser.

 

 

6

Click on the Open button.

The Add Comment dialog displays.

 

 

7

Type a brief comment on the nature or purpose of the file in the Registry, and click on the OK button.

Focus returns to the Select Additional Files dialog, which now lists the selected file.

 

 

8

Repeat steps 5-7 for each Asset file to register.

When you have finished, click on the OK button.

The Register Package(s) dialog redisplays.

 

 

9

Click on the Register button.

A prompt displays to confirm that you want to register the files.

 

 

10

Click on the Yes button.

A Progress dialog displays while the files are registered, followed by a message confirming that the (Package and) File registration is complete.

 

 

11

Click on the OK button to clear the message, and to return focus to the Reusable Asset Service view.

You can review the files on the Storage Files tab in the lower half of the view.

 

Browse Assets

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