Choosing the right revision methodology is vital to managing reference relationships. There are two basic strategies for controlling reference relationships:
- Use document workflow: Parent documents always reference the last released revision of child documents.
- Use derived documents: Parent documents reference the child document revision that was released when the parent was last released.
The following sections discuss each of these strategies and their ramifications on reference relationships. Regardless of the strategy used, the document history displayed in the Show Revisions dialog will be maintained as expected.
When project copies are used, the last released master documents will continue to resolve to the other masters until the project copies are released as new master revisions. When the project copies are released, the master documents will resolve based on the revision methodology used to modify the project copy.