My question is simple, does the task Scheduler "Converting SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Files" take into account the property "Note" in the revision table when updating the drawing or does it leave it blank?
Theoretically it should leave all of the info ("note", revision level, lifecycle, etc) unchanged. The task scheduler opens each file and resaves it without incrementing the rev level. I would suggest trying it with a sample project to be sure. I very seldom ever update the vault completely. When I work on a particular file, it will get saved at that point.
I don't know anything about the task scheduler, but what I can tell you based on my experience
is when I used to upgrade the vault on the server, once you had everyone logged out of the vault
and shut down service to the vault, the upgrade was pretty painless. It went very smooth and I never
had any issues like loosing data or settings.
Jeff you are right, after doing a couple of test, I can see that all the info...., related to each doc., stays as is. Also, Jiral your suggestion to only open parts/drawings enables me to reduce the update time considerably.
Thank's guys, you've been of great help.
If you have a large vault, you should also update in chunks. We have a large vault and I had to break it up in the task scheduler by projects. Also make sure what host machine is doing the Task Scheduler that it has sufficient disk space to support all the conversions. It's an intensive operation if you have tons of files. I can't remember, but I think you can specify to update all or just the latest files. I want to say the last time I did it, I just updated the latest files. Anyone remember that one?
Jeff is correct that Task Schedular will not create a new revision and your revision table remains unchanged.
When I run task schedular, I only update parts and drawings. Updating assemblies through task schedualr has high chances of getting solidworks crashed, specially if assemblies are large.
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