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Mark up Drawings & User Defined References

Question asked by Tom Kruschinsky on Aug 27, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 9, 2016 by Hiroto Natishumi

We are currently using PDM Enterprise for data management. As we are starting to push models/drawings thru our workflows the question has come up, How to handle mark ups? The old way of course was to print out a hard copy, redline them, and give them back to the designer for changes. I would like to do the same thing within Solidworks. When I receive a notification that drawings need checked, I can open them (.slddrw) in E-Drawings, redline it and save it. I can then attach it to the drawing as a user defined reference. However, when I open the drawing (.slddrw) in Solidworks the attached file does not show up in the EPDM directory tree. It just shows the .slddrw and the .sldprt. When I send notification back to the designers that changes are required I want them to be able to open the .slddrw and be able to access the mark up from there. Has anyone tried this or something similar?