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Surround SCM Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop Integration
Surround SCM 2016.0 and earlier supports integration with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop through Adobe Drive.
The integration requires Adobe Drive 2.1 or later and a connection to the Surround SCM CMIS Server. See the Surround SCM installation help for the version you are using for information about installing and configuring the CMIS Server.
This article includes information about connecting Adobe Drive to the Surround SCM CMIS Server, performing Surround SCM actions, and troubleshooting.
Note: The following steps were tested using Adobe Drive 2.1 and Surround SCM 2011.1 on Windows.
If you do not have Adobe Drive installed, download it from Adobe’s web site.
Adobe Drive maps the CMIS repository from the Surround SCM CMIS Server as a network drive on the computer. To perform Surround SCM actions, right-click a file in the CMIS repository drive and choose an action from the Adobe Drive shortcut menu.
Note: You must use the same CMIS client to check out and check in files. If you use Adobe Drive to check out a file, the writable version of the file is stored on the Surround SCM Server instead of your local working directory. You must check in changes through Adobe Drive or the Adobe application.
Checking out files
Check out files when you want to modify them. If you open files in the Adobe application first, the files are automatically checked out when you save changes.
Checking in files
Check in files when you want to update them on the Surround SCM Server and make the changes available to other users. You can check in files through Adobe Drive or the Adobe application.
Undoing check out
If you check out and modify a file and then decide you do not want to save the changes, you can cancel the check out. This discards any changes made to the file and checks it back in to the Surround SCM Server.
To remove files through Adobe Drive, you must have security permission to remove files in Surround SCM.
Viewing version information
You can view a file’s version number, the user who last updated the file, when the file was last updated, and any check in comments for the current version.
Only one Surround SCM repository is available through Adobe Drive
Adobe Drive only displays one CMIS repository when connected to the CMIS Server, even if the server contains multiple CMIS repositories. The repository that Adobe Drive accesses is typically the repository listed first alphabetically on the server.
A shortcut menu is not displayed when right-clicking files in the CMIS repository
Adobe Drive may not display a shortcut menu when right-clicking a file after connecting to the Surround SCM CMIS Server or the menu may close quickly. Right-click the file again to access the Adobe Drive menu. The menu should open as long as Adobe Drive is connected to the CMIS Server.