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Automatically update drawings' referenced files

Question asked by Ruud Van Der Pasch on Feb 27, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2018 by Martien Mourits

Hello all,


I've build a workflow wherein parts are being checked, released and approved. After approval the files are 'locked'. If we want to do a revision, this file is copied and renamed. We start with release 1 (R01). After a release some files need to be adjusted and therefore I managed to automatically copy the files with a new name (R02) and leave the R01 in the approved stage (Dispatch add-in). The referenced drawings are also copied and renamed to the new release. The problem is that the drawing (R02) is referenced to the earlier release (R01) of the part. Therefore I'm trying to find out if it's possible to automatically update the referenced file of the drawing. I want the drawing to be linked to the part with the same name (100001R01, 100001R02 etc). I know how to do this manually, but doing this every time we do a revision is a hassle. Maybe this can be added as a task to a transition in the workflow?


I couldn't find anything useful with the Task Scheduler or using macro's, but maybe someone knows this better.


Can someone help me out with this problem?


If it's needed, we are using Solidworks 2016 SP5.0 and PDM Pro