Adding files to the product library using the Add Files command

While you have the ability to copy and paste files from the file system into the product library, you can also directly add them to the database as needed. Files related to different components of the product library, such as solutions, product classes, series, products, instances, and areas of interest, can be added to the database.

From the file manager, you can add one or more files to the selected level of the product library. For instance, if you are working with the VMap1 specification and have added it as a product class in the product library, you could add related files to the product library so they are in a common location.

Files that can be added to the product library include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. If necessary, click Library to display the product library tree view.
  5. Navigate to the part of the product library where you want to add the file.
  6. Right-click the component in the tree view and click Add Files.

    The Add Files dialog box appears.

  7. Choose the file you want to add to the product library.

    You can press and hold the CTRL key to choose more than one file or SHIFT if you want to choose a series of files that are next to each other.

  8. Click Open.

The files are added to the product library and associated with the component.