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 Post subject: purging/deleting unused library
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:01 pm 

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We have a very huge SKM library for a project. I want to purge/delete the unused devices that are not utilized in the project. This will help reduce the space for my computer. Is there any way around to do this?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Go to Project->Backup Library, save it as a file in your project folder. This will create a library with only the devices you use in the project.

Then set the project's library to the new smaller file under Project->Options->Library->PTW Library. Make sure you press OK in the dialog here, don't close it with the X. If later on you want to use devices from your big project library or the SKM default one, just open both of them and copy selected devices over with Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V.


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1001% agreement. Within SKM, sometimes to click the "X" at upper right in a dialog box means "accept changes". But elsewhere within SKM "X" means only close. In those cases the user must click the "OK" to accept changes.

School of hard knocks learning. And several choice words unspoken, while at that school.


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Fantastic!!! It worked. Reduced the size of library file. Thanks


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I hope when you say "purge and delete", you don't mean permenantly? I would put it on a flash drive or something, because invariably there will come a time you'll need something new that won't be in your backup copy. Without it, you can't do what jvrielink suggested later on.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:19 am 
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> Within SKM, sometimes to click the "X" at upper right in a dialog box means "accept changes".
> But elsewhere within SKM "X" means only close. In those cases the user must click the "OK" to accept changes.
>School of hard knocks learning. And several choice words unspoken, while at that school.

Annoying as heck in that dialog screen wasn't it.
According to the latest Ver 7 update list, that has been changed (ok--- fixed, IMO it really was a bug) at least of the Options window.

Now, if only they woul;d fix some of the other issues....


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:20 am 
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JKlessig wrote:
Annoying as heck in that dialog screen wasn't it.
According to the latest Ver 7 update list, that has been changed (ok--- fixed, IMO it really was a bug) at least of the Options window.

Now, if only they woul;d fix some of the other issues....


I'm running the latest version and changing the lib and closing with the x doesn't save it, so no fix there it seems.

The new tolerance settings in 7.0 were having some issues as well. I reported a few bugs to SKM a while back and they seem to have been fixed in 7.0.2.4, except one. Guess I'll report it again.


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