This is my Current workflow for a part Just Want to see if anyone has any advance on how to make it smoother/quicker.
Right click - take ownership
Right click - Change Lifecycle from "released" to "under change"
Right click - Open/checkout to Temp work folder on Desktop
Make Changes to Part/Assem
Save back into Temp folder.
Clean Temp folder (which checks in Document)
Then Check in the Docs that are of higher revision
In the "check in dialog" select "add note" and write discription of change
Document automatically Turns to "engineer " ownership
Lifecycle Automatically Changes to "under Approval"
(using Solid works Viewer)
Search Status = under approval to see all documents awaiting approval
Open Life cycle and Select "Approved"
Document Then Automatically Goes to Read only for "ALL"
*if Lifecycle "reject" is chosen Pre rejection Add note. with reasons on.
to release Select Lifecycle Release
Document Is Read only For all.
If Rejected Make Changes and repeat
Also do people generally only Send "Drawings" for approval not models or parts.
(I know this makes sense but just checking)
Final Question, im still trying to find a away for Drawings to update after a model is checked in.