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Set revision without check out file permissions?

Question asked by Dominic Hoben on Aug 3, 2020
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2020 by Paul Wyndham

Does anyone know a workaround to set file revisions without giving permission to check out released files? The issue has been raised to SW as SPR: 898366 which has been closed but doesn't really offer a solution.


We have many parts that are different revisions to their drawings and now we wish to synchronize part and drawing revisions as it's causing issues in the purchasing department. In order to allow all engineers to sync revisions themselves, the only option appears to be to allow the user group to check out released files, but this could lead to many more problems than it would fix.


The best thing I can think of is to create a "superuser" profile with tuned-down admin powers that people can log into when required but I'm hoping you guys know of something better.


Please note, we have PDM standard so cannot have (or want) a more complicated revision system than A, B, C etc. 


Many thanks,