Just set the default value of the Date field to "Today's Date." The user can change it if necessary.
That's just too easy... couldn't work . For some reason, I was thinking I had to use a Text Value (not a Special Value). I'm still new to ePDM, please forgive me for such a simple question. I was able to modify anothe field as well. This is for a migration effort, so anything I can do to save keystrokes is GOOD!