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PDM dispatch task for copying variable to custom property

Question asked by Robert Morton on Sep 5, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 6, 2018 by Robert Morton

Hi Guys,


I currently have a load of legacy files, which all have the variables set up on the data card for Supplier and a Supplier Part Number (these are all purchased components).


Originally the files did not have the custom properties set up to include these variables, which I would like to add these to the file now.


I am able to do this manually via the data card by:

-     Check out file

-     Change the variable slightly on the data card

-     Save the data card and check it in

-     Check the file out

-     Change the varable back to the original

-     Check the file back in


By doing this it adds the line into the custom property without needing to opening the SW file. As you can tell, doing this multiple times is a bit painstaking.


Is there a way of setting up a dispatch task to do this (ideally for multiple files with different names in the variables)?


I am using Solidworks PDM Pro 2018.