2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 16, 2018 12:10 PM by Ctm Pdm Admin

    Data card is not being updated by the custom properties tab

    Jeff Thomas

      Before I had PDM (2018 sp2) up and running I created a custom properties tab to use. I made sure to use the same variables for the data card that were the same as used on the properties tab. When a file with the properties tab filled out is moved into the vault the data card is not updated. If a new part is made in the vault the same situation occurs. The part6 was created and I used the properties tab to enter the part information. When the part was saved the data card came up blank, which I can understand as the file has not been checked into the vault.



      To keep the remainder of this discussion simplified I will focus on one variable, "DESCRIPTION". Below is the variable on the part, custom properties tab.


      The same variable as setup on the part data card.


      I checked the part6 file into the vault and checked the data card, which is still blank in the description variable.



      Everything shows up on the part6 custom properties summary information window.


      Surly these should populate each other, what am I missing?


      Thanks for the help.

        • Re: Data card is not being updated by the custom properties tab
          Steven Dod

          Since I only see the Default configuration in your data card you likely have the setting "Display>Options>Hide the @ configuration" checked.  In the Solidworks file you are showing the "Custom" properties which are equivalent to the @ configuration.  When showing the file card attributes you did not show enough to tell if the "Updates all configurations" is checked.  All that being said it is likely you are setting the @ (custom) property in Solidworks but looking at the configuration specific "Default" property in the PDM data card.



          • Re: Data card is not being updated by the custom properties tab
            Ctm Pdm Admin

            As mentioned by Steven, Custom Properties go into the "@" tab. (which is set to be hidden in your picture) and you are actually viewing the "Default" configuration tab of your data card.


            For this exact reason, you should avoid using Custom Properties from inside SolidWorks and only use Data Cards. You will face a lot of confusion and incorrect metadata with blank fields all over if you keep using both.