Is there a way I can you link solidworks pdm "standard" folder card to file data or have the folder card read the drawing file data card or can I have the drawing data card and the folder card be the same?
You can have folder data card values pass downstream to the file data cards using the "Folder data card variable" when a file is created. You can also use Modify > Update > Values in Files if Folder data card values change and you want to update the files within the folder structure.
I've never sent values back upstream though without manually updating the Folder values. Remember that Folders don't transition or check out/in so they aren't "handled" the way files are in our PDM system.
That makes sense. What is the purpose of the folder data card other the for searching or viewing which can be done on the part/assembly/drawing cards? I have over 200 folders to fill out and wish pdm standard had some way of making it a bit easier to fill these cards out. The Drawing cards are already done which is why I was asking if I could go upstream.
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