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Drawing Format Date

Question asked by John Wayman on Aug 21, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 21, 2017 by Toft Bill

This is a very Monday Morning type of question, I'm afraid.

This morning, I opened an existing drawing and made a small change, then saved it.

I noticed that the Date on the drawing border had changed to today's date.

This is not the desired behaviour - We want the Date in the border to remain the date the drawing was created, with the Change log table showing the date of any subsequent modifications.

As far as I can remember our drawings have always previously behaved as we desired, but now I am seeing this change.

I investigated the drawing format and the Date entry in the border refers to $PRP:"SW-Short Date (Short Date)".

Thus, the behaviour I am seeing is as expected - the Date in the drawing format refers to the current date, not the created date.

Now, as far as I am aware, neither I nor any of my colleagues has changed the drawing format recently.

I created a new drawing using our default template and it behaved the same (undesirable) way. I modified a different old drawing and it behaved the same (undesirable) way.

Am I losing my marbles?

Is there any way in which this behaviour could have changed, other than by someone modifying the part or drawing templates?

More importantly, how do I change our drawing template so that it behaves the way I want it to - the Date in the border remaining the date of initial creation and the date in the change log showing the date of the change?

I really thought I understood the drawing/part template/format thing. Clearly, I was mistaken!


SW2016, SP5

Workgroup PDM

Windows 10 Pro