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Matching Data Card Rev to Document History Rev During Increment

Question asked by James Imes on Oct 13, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2011 by James Imes

Hi Folks,  we have set up a flow that allows a "first-article" SolidWorks to come in as a rev later than A to keep historical parts coming from AutoCad / Desktop & then converting them to SolidWorks so rev lineage is intact.


To do this we use the "Increment" function that allows you to increment the rev forward & the new SolidWorks file then matches the needed rev.  History, SolidWorks Files & Data Card are all in unison at the targeted rev.


On our 2D schematics that will stay AutoCad within PDM, our rev letter is part of the file name & if we keep the convention,  we are actually bringing a new file into PDM so we wish to use the Increment function here as well, but in the above procedure,  the Data Card rev is actually coming from the Custom Properties field of the model.


With a dwg file & no Custom Properties field to push the rev letter for the Data Card,  what can be done to get the rev letter in the Data Card to match the history of the Increment function ?