Hi, this is my first post here and by all accounts probably not my last.
I am working on a test bed for launching Solidworks PDM standard within my work place and have encountered a difficulty in my revisioning system.
We have two distinct part numbers which both have an issue number attached to them.
I have worked out the basic part numbering revision, and can transition the part number revision to increment by 1 each time, however, I cannot get the second variable to follow suit.
The variables are:
Revision works fine.
If however I try and use the same process to up rev the ASCRev, because it reads the system variable %Revision%, & %NextRevision%, then I either increment Revision so it jumps a rev. and / or the ASCRev lags behind.
Does anyone know how to create the a system variable like %NextASCRev%
I have a work around, which is not pretty involving a formula built into the part or assy document, however this requires the transition to then open the document in a writable state, allow the formula to run, then close and perform up-issue to revision.
This of course has its limitations, esp. in Standard.
I am not sure if it the functionality of the Standard version, or my lack of knowledge which is leading me into a dead end.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.