Tuesday, April 10, 2012

What is CATIA UUID?


One of the biggest CATIA mysteries for new users is what is UUID and what does it stand for? UUID stands for a Universal Unique IDentifier. Every CATPart and CATProduct contains a UUID. Basically, CATIA identifies files based on their file name and their UUID. Where problems occur are when two pieces of data have the same UUID. Compounding the problem, the UUID can’t be viewed or edited with any current CATIA function. There are cases when two files may have different names but share the same UUID.

Actions which will create new UUID include:
·        File + new
·        File + new from
·        File + save As - option save as new document
·        INSERT new Product
·        INSERT new part
·        Document Template Creation

Actions which will keep the same UUID for each include:
·        File + open
·        File + save management
·        File + save
·        File + SaveAs
·        Send to directory
·        File + CLOSE
·        File + save
·        File + save ALL

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