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Can PDM workflow handle configurations in a 3D model?

Question asked by Pdm Admin on Feb 16, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 20, 2018 by Pdm Admin

Hi all,


I have a problem where I did not find the answer yet.


For example: I have a 3D model where I fill in the 'Description' as variable at the datacard.

This variable is a 'text not equal to' condition (Description can not be empty in my case) in the workflow.

So, when I did not fill in anything at the Description, the file can not be set to the new state.

This works fine for 3D files with 1 configuration.


But when that same file has 2 configurations, and one of that configurations has no Description fill in, it is possible yet to set the file to his new state.

Because I have one configuration where I fill in the Description.


My question is: Is this a normal way how PDM works? Can PDM handle configurations in 3D files?

In my opinion it is strange that one of the configurations has an empty Description field, but it's possible to set the file to a new state.

Apparently PDM looks to one configuration, and if one of the configurations meets the conditions, the file is set to a new state.

Can anyone tell me more about it?


It is difficult to explain but we use some files with configurations, where some configurations has specific conditions, and other configurations did not. Dependent of the conditions, it decides of a file can set to a new state or not.