This section shows how to bring material to or from a workspace during a session via the "import" and "export" commands . These commands also allow to share material between workspaces, as a sole workspace can be open per session.
Implicit copies of files and folders are generated and can be modified independently from the master item. Genuine items aren't affected by modifications of an imported file.
The user can import a file or a folder from any location in the computer to the open window of the workspace , or to that of an open sub folder .
To import a file or folder :
In the import dialogue window, choose
Yes to import the item, which will be copied in the current workspace.
If an item of the targeted directory has the same name as the item you want to import, you will be offered to rename it.
When loading an old workspace, or importing old patches or maquettes, OM may check their contents and report possible errors. Illegible files will not be imported to the workspace.
Earlier readable files (generally from OM 4 or earlier versions) show a red background until they are updated by OM at opening.
Consider keeping originals of the files, since the updated ones will not be legible anymore by former versions.
The only way to export or copy OM files and folders directly from the workspace to the finder is to use the contextual menu. They cannot be dragged and dropped .
Select the workspace, a file or folder :
Ctrl / right click on an item and choose
Export in the contextual menu.
Choose a name, an extension and select a destination folder in the dialogue window.
All files belonging to a workspace can be exported :
Only one folder or file can be exported at a time. OM won't display any message If you select several items, but will export the item that was clicked on to open the contextual menu.
Modifications of the Workspace folder must be done via the OM application. If the
Elements sub folder is modified directly while OM is running, the application cannot notice ongoing modifications, and OM can crash. The
Export commands must be privileged.