It'd be nice if you discuss how MBD files can be handle with PDM (pro and std) in term of revision changed?
I never used MBD but the company is interested of adding it to the SW package and the boss concerned of how to keep up the revision change between the MBD file and its associated SW file
How PDM handles the file is the same without regard to which one you are using. You are simply checking a file in or out.
What does change is the file (in most cases) that is the CONTROLLED file. Many users and companies control the drawing files or a PDF files and in some cases careless about the MODEL file. With MBD your control file is the MODEL with the MBD information (annotations, notes, material, what ever is needed to make it complete). Any other file is considered a derivative of the MODEL. Derivatives should carry the same revision as the MODEL.
There can be may derived files. A STEP 242 is a good example, PDF's created from the MODEL is another. This should all show the MODEL revisions to be consistent.
I hope this helps. It will be a part of my presentation.
Thank you for the input.
I am not sure I was clear in my previous post, but the MBD file is the SOLIDWORKS file. Any other files are derived or associated files. What I do is overwrite those derived or associated files as we don't vault them. The could be, but they shouldn't be the controlled files.
I hope this helps