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Do smart project have a bundles equivalent?

Jaime Zuniga 2 years ago in Home Portal / Smart Projects updated by Leo Gurman 2 years ago 4

We are getting language-specific files from a client, and would like to use Smart projects but I don't see a way of adding files to be translated to specific languages only.


In a classic project you can use bundles to categorize files that will go through a specific workflow, so I am looking for an equivalent way of doing this in a Smart project.


Does anyone have any idea how this can be done?

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Basically, file categories in Smart projects replaced bundles known from a classic project to steer the file flow in process.


However, if I understand you correctly, the question here is more about having different workflows within one project, which is not exactly possible and two projects with the same ID would have to be created. This has been discussed on our Ideas forum.

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Basically, file categories in Smart projects replaced bundles known from a classic project to steer the file flow in process.


However, if I understand you correctly, the question here is more about having different workflows within one project, which is not exactly possible and two projects with the same ID would have to be created. This has been discussed on our Ideas forum.

@Jaime, are you referring to a situation where file A needs to be translated into French and file B needs to be translated into German, but file C needs to be translated into French and German (and, of course, the customer wants it in one project)? Because if it is, this is something we have been discussing with XTRF as well as we also see a need for this.


The only way to have this done currently, I believe, is by importing these directly into memoQ and synchronizing afterwards (although I am not sure if you are using memoQ?). This is not an ideal situation, but you would be able to determine what file is translation into which language.

Hi @WK Automotive, I wasn't aware that you could import files directly into memoQ and then synchronize it back to a smart project.

I will test this out. The scenario you describe is one that we have, so this may be useful.


Thanks,

Jaime


We´ve found a workaround, but it´s problematic when it involves many files/languages. Basically, we duplicate tasks and manually assign/unassign the files to each task (you need to create a list of task numbers and make sure the file flow is correct). We use this even for one-language projects and believe this is one of the most important constraints in Smart Projects.