Sub Project Overview
  • 16 Jun 2022
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Sub Project Overview

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Sub Projects in Decisions are used to assist with organizing files in a large project in a Repository. Functionally, it achieves this by creating Folders inside the Parent Project.

Creating a Sub Project

There are two methods to create a Sub Project. The first method would be checking in a new Project to the Repository with dot notation; for example, {Parent Project Name}.{Sub Project Name}.

Another method to create a Sub Project would be using the Create Sub Project action. To do so:

  1. Select the parent project and right-click the Create Sub Project action. 
  2. A Dialog box should open, provide the Project Name, Description, or  Description URL. Then, click the Create Sub Project button

Dot notation is recommended when naming a Sub Project. For example, {Parentproject Name}.{SubProject Name}.

Managing Sub Projects in a Repository

Once a Sub Project has been created, a new Folder with the Sub Project’s name should appear in the folder directory, under the parent project. Sub Projects have the same functionality as a regular project, meaning that the project can be checked out or checked in from the Repository. Branches and Revisions can also be created for the Sub Project.

Though Sub Projects are housed inside the parent project, they are functionally separate projects and must be checked in/out individually. They will not be included in any export of the parent project.

Create Sub Project

Creating Sub Projects is useful when specific Designer Elements need to be included in multiple projects.

  1. From the Project Folder for the main Project, select CREATE SUB PROJECT from the top Action bar. 
  2. Similar to creating a regular Project, provide a Project Name and Description URL.
    Use dot notation when Naming the Sub Project. For example, ParentProject.SubProject. The Description URL should be the URL to a website explaining the Project, use this method if pictures and other resources are desired for the description.

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