As in the attached file, Can we use a different folder card for the subfolders 01 Parts & Assemblies and 02 Specification Sheets
No you can't assign data cards to folders in a template.....a pet peeve of mine BTW. More ways to control what data card is used for a file would be nice like setting by a variable or multiple folders.selections like you want in the Template function. So you are limited to folder and file type.
You can create a data card for each file type that you want a different card file and save it in your root project folder. This works well for SolidWorks files since they represent just one thing, models and drawings. But Word document are more difficult as you may want a data card for "Specifications" and a different data card for "Memo" and both are Word file types and you have to share the same data card.
You can share the data card and get a different set of variable but using the "Tab" control with the option "control by variable". So create a "Type" variable drop down with your Word file document types (Memo, Specs, Invoice, etc.) Then you name the tabs to match. When you select the drop down entry......the tab for it shows and the others are hidden so you can get a different look.
In the Template feature, you can create template variables for each document type you are creating then apply them to files you create.
When you create your template you can specify it to create folders and sub-folders as well as files. You can even have the names of the folders set to a variable name.
Here is an example from a template for a project:
Yep, I totally missed that he was specifically talking about the folder cards and not the folders. You are right, Jason, they can't be controlled inside of the template. It would be nice though. We should add this to next years SW18 Top 10 list.
StephenYou had completely misinterpreted the questionYeah, it would a great advantage to have that feature. Can you elaborate more on "How can I add this to SW18 Top 10 list?". Are you talking about enhancement request?
Sometime in October or November there will be an announcement about changes we would like to see. Basically enhancement requests. Around the beginning of January the lists are open to be voted on. The top 10 are then the focus for the next round of improvements, if possible.
Is there any other option(Other than Tab) for having different file card for the same file extension in a sub-folder? Like you have mentioned Type with TAB control
Old post- But if you run into this issue be sure to go vote for it at Enhancement Request # 1-21300858125
Noob question, but where can I find the Enhancement Requests? Thanks!
You can find enhancement requests through the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal (https://customerportal.solidworks.com) under the My Support section. If you haven't done so yet, you may need to register using your serial number for access.
Hope this helps.
Thanks Chris, it looks like I'm not able to vote on an ER, only SPR's. My VAR also tried to search for the ER listed above but was not able to find it.
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