Adding files to the product library by copying files from the file system

Copying and pasting files into the product library requires that you copy a file that is in your computer's file system or on the network before it can be pasted into the product library. Any file from the file system can be added to the product library to provide more information on a solution, product class, series, product, instance, or area of interest.

For instance, there could be a Portable Document Format (PDF) file of a chart that represents a historic snapshot of part of your project. The PDF could be copied from the file system and pasted into the product library at the appropriate level.

Learn more about the file storage methods in the product library

  1. Copy the file you want to include in your product library from the file system.
  2. Start ArcMap.
  3. If necessary, open the Product Library window by clicking Customize > Production > Product Library on the main menu.

    A tree view of the product library appears.

    Product library tree
  4. Right-click Product Library, a solution, product class, series, product, instance, or area of interest, then click Manage Files.

    The file manager appears.

    Initial view of the file manager
  5. If necessary, click Library to display the product library tree view.
  6. Navigate to the part of the product library where you want to paste the file.
  7. Right-click the right-hand pane and click Paste.

    You can also right-click the part of the product library tree view into which you want to paste the file and click Paste.

The file is pasted into the selected part of the product library.