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Adding Toolbox Custom Properties in PDM

Question asked by 1-OHJZOM on May 21, 2010
Latest reply on May 21, 2010 by 1-OHJZOM



This topic might have been discussed in the past, but I was not able to find it in the forum so here it goes...


Our company is contemplating implementing Workgroup PDM, and have set up a test vault and playing with it. What would be the easiest way to add custom properties to toolbox parts? Prior to using PDM, I used to make a copy of a toolbox item, rename it, and added custom properties. Now that we have PDM, when I check in an assembly that includes renamed toolbox parts with custom properties, PDM would not let me check in any toolbox parts even if they are renamed. When I tried to change custom properties of toolbox parts under PDM, it keeps saying that I should own the file where it doesn't allow me to own toolbox parts. I tried using sldsetdocprop.exe too, but it doesn't seem to convert toolbox parts to non-toolbox parts.


What would be the easiest way to add custom properties (material, weight, etc) to toolbox parts in PDM?  Is there an option in VaultAdmin that allows editing of toolbox parts..??