Within the Asset Viewer this new tool will allow users to upload newer instances of an asset in the form of a newer version or alternate (sub-versions) and provide visual history of the asset in a "Version Thumbnail" . This version thumbnail can be expanded when needed to view the history of the asset and allow rearranging of versions and alternates for workflow purposes if needed.
Versioning Tool has a number of components which we will in the detail below.
Features of Versioning
A. Creating a new Version can be accomplished in two ways:
|•||Select the new icon " Upload New Version" on the thumbnail tool list.|
|•||Drag and Drop one asset on to another and select either +Version or +Alt|
B. Version Thumbnails can be opened and re-ordered via drag and dropping the thumbnails in front, behind or on the Version you either want to add or change.
Important Note: you cannot have other assets selected (box checked) while drag and dropping assets into or rearranging a version thumbnail.
Closed Version Thumbnail Open Version Thumbnail
C. Sub Versions or Alternates can be placed within a version as needed by drag and dropping onto either a version or before or after the thumbnail using drop zones which will become available as you hover over a thumbnail.
XDAM will automatically reorder both the Version numbers and Alt letters as required.
D. Below is an example of a Version Thumbnail expanded showing 3 separate versions with #3 having 3 alternates represented as 3A, 3B and 3C.
Versioning can be very simple or very detailed depending on your workflow needs.
E. Status Flag approvals are now tracked per user on a new "History Tab" on the right Info Panel of the screen and uses previous Status Flags if set are are "echoed"up through the newer versions (unless they apply a new status in which case it will show a time/date stamp) so a user can see at a glance who and which versions of an asset were previously reviewed.
Alternate status flags while shown are not echoed up to newer versions or alts.
F. Removing an asset from a Version Thumbnail is as easy as drag and dropping the asset somewhere outside its current version thumbnail.
G. Selecting the Download Tool on a Thumbnail inside a version stack will present you with three options, allowing you to download a singe asset, all versions and alternates.