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    by Kim Hyde

                                      

    On a recent customer visit I was asked if you could use the Advanced Search tool in Vault to find parts that are not used in any assembly … it seems not! :-)

     

    After a quick `Google’ I came across this great Vault 2014 tool written by Jan Liska from Autodesk; once installed the tool is available via a right-click menu from a folder selection.  It is a simple and effective tool for quickly and easily finding files that have no parents:

     

    A couple of things to note, namely, that you can select or de-select to search sub-folders; the other is that most drawings do not have parents.

    Click here to download the Vault 2014 tool. 

    For those of you after a Vault 2013 or just code, please refer to Doug Redmond’s blog:

    http://justonesandzeros.typepad.com/blog/2013/12/find-orphaned-files-2014.html