EPDM – Modify/Right Mouse Increment Revision

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated July 18, 2014


When a revision is incremented a label is added to the current version using a predefined revision scheme. The revision can be incremented through a transition action of a workflow, or from the Modify pull-down menu of the local vault view as shown in the figure below.

Modify Increment Revision

Modify Increment Revision

This command is also available from the right mouse menu, if you set up the EPDM Admin action shown in the figure below.

transition action

Transition action

When the revision is incremented by a transition action, or by manually entering a value in the data card, the associated variable is updated with the new value. When using Modify/Right Mouse Increment Revision, the variable is not updated. The result is that a file’s data card will not show the incremented revision value. It is best to let the revision be controlled by a transition action. If Modify/Right Mouse Increment Revision needs to be used, the incremented revision value should be entered manually into the data card.

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Joe Medeiros, CSWE

Joe Medeiros is a SOLIDWORKS and PDM Certified Expert. He has been helping SOLIDWORKS users with training, mentoring and implementations since 1998. He combines industry experience with a thorough understanding of SOLIDWORKS products to assist customers in being successful. He shares his experience and expertise through blogs; one of which has been incorporated into the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training manual.