SOLIDWORKS PDM Set Revision

Article by Justin Williams created/updated May 10, 2016

Do you have a special workflow for migrated data? Does it look something like this:

SOLIDWORKS PDM Set Revision

Migration Workflow

Or this:

Alternative Migration Workflow

Alternative Migration Workflow

New Set Revision function

These workflows aren’t necessary anymore with the new Set Revision function in SOLIDWORKS PDM 2016.

Let’s take a look…

In this example, all the data cards have the appropriate revisions and need to be synced with the systems revisions, so they increment appropriately when transitioned through the production workflow.

Select all the files you would like to sync, then via explorer go to Modify Set Revision:

Set Revision

Set Revision

Right-click > Select All

Select All

Select All

Right click within the grid and select Set All New Revision Values To Card Variable Value

Update all revision values

Update all revision values

Note: you can also add a comment to this process.

Add Comments

Add Comments

Click OK then: review the data

Revision history event recorded

Revision history event recorded

Now the data card revisions will match the system revisions and increment appropriately as per your production workflow without the need of a special workflow.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS PDM Set Revision

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Justin Williams

Justin Williams is a Data Management Applications Expert based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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