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Does Solidworks PDM offer "Release Candidate" functionality?

Question asked by Anthony Boyd on Sep 29, 2020
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2020 by Craig Schultz

We currently use PDM Standard and, when it comes to Releasing updated documents, we have to pick and choose which documents to transition to the next status in our workflow. Solidworks does a reasonable job of selecting the referenced documents to one that is being transitioned (e.g. selecting the model that is referenced by a drawing) but, if the scope of the change is broad, sometimes documents get missed in the heat of the moment.

I have seen mentioned a "methodology" (?don't know if that is the correct terminology) that uses the phrase "Release Candidate" and this appears to be a system that packages a set of documents that are all transitioned at the same time.

Does SolidWorks PDM Standard (or Professional) offer this functionality? Has anyone else achieved this methodology with SolidWorks PDM?

Many thanks.

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