Using Content Manager to Update Assets

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This guide will take you through the process of performing manual asset updates using Content Manager. Updates occur whenever new versions of assets installed on your system are uploaded to the DLS.

DotPoint.JPG Trainz will perform automatic updates when in Driver and Surveyor modes but you have little control over when and how this occurs

Set Up An Update Filter

PencilTips.PNG Creating and saving an Update Filter allows you to easily perform this operation at any time

Because this is something that you will probably be doing on a regular basis, it would be a good idea to create and save a CM filter to perform the task of searching for asset updates.


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Steps
DotPoint1.JPG Open a CM Filter:
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  1. from the Trainz Launcher, select Manage Content
  2. in the Filter drop down box, select Custom...


This will produce the following filter options...
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  DotPoint2.JPG Configure:
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  1. open the Asset KUID drop down box and select Out of date
  2. leave the Out of date setting at True


This will produce the following filter options...
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  DotPoint3.JPG ... and Configure:
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  • delete the Name filter by clicking the (-) button on its extreme right

The final filter selection will look like ...
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  DotPoint4.JPG Save:
  1. click the Save button
  2. enter a meaningful name for your filter and click Ok

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You can now select and run this filter whenever you want to check for and install any asset updates.

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Updating Assets "Installed From DLS"

If you run your new filter and see one or more updated assets available for download that were "Installed from DLS", then the process is very simple.

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Steps.PNG Steps:
  1. select all the items in the list shown as Installed from DLS
  2. right mouse click on any one of the items and select Download from the popup menu

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If the items have any new or updated dependencies that are also on the DLS then CM will automatically find and download them as well


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Updating Built in, Base and Payware Assets

DotPoint.JPG Assets that are Built-in, Base or Installed, Payware will require a few extra steps to be updated

The method shown above for updating DLS assets will not work for assets that are Built-in, Base or Installed, Payware. If CM lists updates for these types of assets as available for download then the process involves a few extra steps.

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Steps
DotPoint1.JPG Select Built-in, Base and Payware Assets to Update:
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  1. select all the Built-in, Base or Installed, Payware items shown in the list
  2. right mouse click on any one of the items in the list. Note that the option Download is not available in the popup menu
  3. select the option List Asset Versions


This will display all the available versions of the selected assets that are:-

  • on your system,
  • on the DLS, and
  • obsolete


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You may need to click the Status column heading once or twice to sort them into order and group all the Available for download assets together.


  DotPoint2.JPG Select Assets to Update:
  1. select all the items shown in the list as Available for download
  2. DO NOT INCLUDE items shown as Available for download, Obsolete (unless that is what you really want)
  3. right mouse click on any one of the items and select Download from the popup menu

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If the items have any new or updated dependencies that are also on the DLS then CM will automatically find and download them as well


Updating a Mixture of Assets

If CM shows a mixture of Installed from DLS, Built-in, Base and Installed, Payware assets to be updated, then use the method described above for updating all the assets.


Steps.PNG Steps:
  1. select all assets to be updated
  2. select List Asset Versions from the menu
  3. select and download all assets marked Available for download

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