You can clone an entire project with files, snippets, object names and pointers included. The next example demonstrates how to clone the entire 'Animals - Information' project.
Copying a project folder
Popup the menu of the folder and select 'Copy'.
Pasting the project folder as a clone
Paste at the required position in the Workbench tree.
Cloning the project
Set the cloning options on the 'Generate clone' window and click 'Start'. The entire folder along with the gallery is scanned. This can take awhile and can be resource consuming.In case your Workbench would run into memory problems consider changing the Workbench memory settings.
Objects directly shared outside the scope of the clone.
We advise you to read How shares and hyperlinks are treated in a clone to understand the usage of these objects.
If you choose this option then the shared objects that occur in a folder outside the clone scope are not cloned. In other words, those shares remain intact which is in common cases the most obvious choice.
If you select this option then the shared objects that occur in a folder outside the clone scope are cloned, meaning the shared object becomes a new instance and looses its shared behavior in the clone. Use this options to create a full clone with new object instances.
In any case, shared objects that are contained in the clone scope are cloned but they retain their share behavior in the clone result.
Also hyperlinks are involved. If a hyperlink points to a shared object outside the scope of the clone, then with the option 'Remain shared' the hyperlinks in the cloned result will still point to their original object. With the option 'Are cloned' the hyperlinks in the cloned result will point to their cloned instance.
Select these options to include the associated annotations and/or feedback in the clone result.
Project files, Snippets.
These options apply to the files and/or the snippets of the project gallery (or galleries) in case the folder to be cloned is a project folder or in case it holds one or more dependent project folders.
If you switch off this (these) option(s) then the files and/or snippets in the clone result are shared with the original project(s).
If you switch on this (these) option(s) then the files and/or snippets are cloned. However, files and snippets can be directly shared in other projects. In that case the option 'Remain shared/Are cloned' determines whether the shared files and/or snippets will be actually cloned or not.
Scanning the folder and the gallery
As soon as the folder is scanned a window will prompt you to specify a new project name for the clone.
Assigning a new project name
Should there be additional projects in the folder's dependants then this window will list you all the involved project names. You will have to specify a new name for each of them. If you cannot assign all the new project names, the clone process will stop. You can always rename the cloned project afterwards.
A project folder and its gallery cloned
The cloned project has its own gallery. Also sub gallery folders are cloned. If you have chosen to clone project files and snippets then the gallery will hold complete new instances of these resources. Else, the snippets and files are shared with the clone source.