PDFs and Office documents can be added to the vault in different Workflows, this is declared by a variable on the datacard: ECR, APQP, 4EYE, BEP, NONE
So before a PDF can be checked in, the user has to declare to which document class the new PDF or DOC/XLS belongs.
Situations: users w/o SolidWorks are unsatisfied with eDrawings as app and they Need to Forward released drawings to suppliers. They need immediate Access to a neutral Format of the SLDDRW.
Idea: create a PDF during Release transition of the drawing. The PDF, converted by the Task can get the same Status and the same document number.
Any user can see a PDF of the latest released Version (even 3D PDF would be an idea!)
Users w/o SolidWorks don't mess with running changes, because only the released is readable for them, they don't about "15/17".
Problem: the new PDF won't check in automatically except : an API is programmed or the dispatch is used.
Disadvantage of dispatch: here it's not possible to Transfer a source variable to a Destination variable --> with dispatch it's not possible to get same state and same number as of the souce SLDDRW.
And usually, the PDF Needs to be classfied before first check-in.
Does anybody already had an idea to solve this?