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Drawing name won't use data card variables

Question asked by Michael Knott on Mar 8, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2018 by Andri Olafsson

Hello all,


I'm trying to set up a PDM task to export a DWG drawing. I want it to take the part number, revision, and description from the data card, and save it in the format of "PartNo_Rev Description.dwg". In the task, it is set up to use the variables, but the only output I get is "_A .dwg". On the data card, I can see the part number, rev, and description fields are all filled out. Even when I open the drawing in Solidworks, the custom properties are also filled out correctly.


I have a separate task set up the same way, but to export a STEP file from a part. It is a literal copy of the DWG task. It works perfectly every time. So I know the variables are set correctly. Is there a value that isn't linking to the part correctly? The revision number is populating on the DWG file name, but the part number and description are not.


Any ideas?