The other thing that can happen as a result of Aras version handling is that the version you have on your local disk can become outdated. Consider the following scenario:
So the Get Latest command can be used to refresh the local file with the most recent version from Aras.
The following chart summarizes all the behavior of Versions and Get Latest, depending on the current status:
|- Latest||Allows opening any other version, which is opened in a separate window*||Not available (Latest is already active)|
|- Outdated||Allows opening any other version, which is opened in a separate window*||Displays a message "Current file needs to be closed to perform this operation. OK to close current file and open latest version from Aras? Any local changes will be lost." If you answer OK, the file currently in session is replaced by the new version from Aras.|
|- Old (non-latest)||Allows opening any other version, which is opened in a separate window*||The latest version is opened in a separate window*|
*Except in Excel, in which case the existing file will be closed