Updating documents increases productivity because you can easily keep deliverables current. It is important to understand the different update capabilities.
You must install the SmartPlant Schema Component to update documents. See Intergraph Smart 3D Installation Help.
If the drawing document you are looking at in the Detail View has a yellow icon (for example: ), the drawing document is a version 6.1 legacy Snapshot drawing. You should use the Tools > Convert Legacy Snapshots Command to convert this document to a Composed Drawing for use in the current version of the software. If you do not convert the legacy snapshot drawing, you cannot update, revise, or publish the drawing.
Any time you update a 3D model document, the software generates a single log file listing status information and any errors encountered during the process. The log file location is %TEMP%\EFUpdateCache\[3D Model ID]\[3D Model ID].log.
Refreshing Document Contents
The Refresh command on the shortcut menu for a Console hierarchy item allows you to see which documents are out-of-date.
Updating Documents Using Batch Processing
The Batch command queries the model to regenerate a single document or multiple documents. For volume and composed drawings, if you have edited the previous copy of the drawing (for example, by moving a label), the software remembers those changes and re-creates them. If batch processing is configured for the selected drawings, the update is performed on the Batch Server.