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Prevent Checkin of Released Objects

Question asked by John Wayman on Feb 16, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2016 by Prasad Bhonsule


I am running a trial installation of Solidworks PDM Standard and I need some advice:

1. I have a 'STATUS' field in my drawing block, which shows the status of the drawing in Workgroup PDM -  In Design, Released, Change In Progress, etc. In PDM Standard, however, it doesn't seem to update. Presumably, I need to link a $PRPSHEET variable with some other variable to achieve this. What variable do I need to link with what to make this work?

2. I would like it if my users were prevented from Checkin of an object in the Released state. If it is Released, I want them to have to knock it down to Change In Progress before they can check it in. That way, when I get (1) sorted, the drawing will indicate whether it is a released and unmodified drawing. Ultimately, I only want drawings showing 'Released' to be sent out for quote. How do I prevent them from checking in Released objects without changing their status?


SW2016, SP1