SOLIDWORKS EPDM Transition Conditions

Article by Joe Medeiros, CSWE updated May 27, 2015


SOLIDWORKS EPDM Transition Conditions can be added to a workflow transition to limit which files can pass through the transition. As an example, a file can only pass through a workflow if the variable ‘Checked By’ contains an associated value.

A Transition Action

In this example, in a proceeding transition, a user’s initials are mapped to a variable through a transition action.

set variable

SOLIDWORKS EPDM Transition Condition Set Variable

A Transition Condition

Below, a condition is added to the transition, to only allow files to pass through the transition when the variable”Checked By” contains a value. In this example any value is acceptable.

Simple condtion

Simple condtion

‘OR’ and ‘AND’ Conditions

‘OR’ and ‘AND’ conditions can also be applied to better control the workflow. In the example below the variable “Checked By” has to have a value of “Bob” OR “Doug” AND the variable State must have a value of “Approved”.

complex condition

complex condition

The “OR” option is accessed by clicking on the Variable, as is the option to remove a condition.

or & remove

Or & remove

To gain more SOLIDWORKS EPDM administration skills and knowledge try our Administering SolidWorks Enterprise PDM training course available live online or in a classroom near you.

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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.