Change a document class on an existing document

  • 20 September 2021
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Userlevel 4
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Hi All,

Is there a way to change a document class on an existing document? Or, is there a process that can transfer a document to another document class?
For example, we have Doc No BYC-12E-10-XX-XX (1 OF 2) that is in doc class ENG-243 that should really be in ENG-248. Is there a method of switching doc classes or what is the best way of handling these issues?


Thanks & Best Regards,



Best answer by Mathias Dahl 20 September 2021, 14:54

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Userlevel 5
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Hi @Nipun Gunaratne ,


I don’t think there will be a process to transfer the document class. Only possible way is to do a proper data repair by checking all relevant tables.

Userlevel 7
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No, there is nothing out of the box for switching or reassigning a document class.  The document would need attached again with the correct class.  The only way to really address this systematically is to prevent the problem, which is actually pretty hard to do when it is users making the selection.

Userlevel 7
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If this only happens now and then, you can use the Copy Document Title command, available in the Document Revision as well as the Document Titles screens. When the dialog opens, select the right document class. You now have a more or less complete copy, including all the object connections and you can now make the old document obsolete and delete it. Actually changing the document class is not possible today without writing a script to do it, as someone already said.