A basic basic question: What is the difference and/or significance of the @ and default tabs?
@ tab refers to the file level data, default is config specific to the default config.
Thanks! Now should I rely on one more than the other? so the @ tab reflects the version information?
they both reflect information for the version you are viewing.
which you rely one is going to depend on how your vault and your SW files are set up.
the @ tab is like the custom tab in the file->properties window in SW, while the default tab is like the config specific tab (set to the default config).
Yeah, @ = custom properties. Default are configuration specifics, however you can set the variables on the data card to update all configurations at which point they should all be identical.
Without Enterprise in front of me right now, i think the "columns" that display things like revision, state, etc show the data in the @ tab.
Okay! So If I have another configuration called 'Hole', I will have a tab for @, Default, and Hole. If I say update all configurations will the @ override the 'Hole' tab too? or just the Default?
all configurations means all configurations.
Dang, that's what I figured. Well, I dont want to override the configurations so is there anything wrong with leaving the Default blank?
in general, no.
also, SW does not require you to have a default config.
Does that mean I could keep the default tab from showing up somehow? I get questions from my users about filling it out and "just ignore it and worry about the @ and configuration specific tabs" doesn't seem to reduce their confusion.
you can't get rid of it exacly. it is a configuration specific tab. and you have to have at least one configuration for each part and assembly. it just does not have to be called default.
Okay, Thanks for your help Jeremy! I'm going to pretty much leave it alone or perhaps instruct users to rename the configuration if that will make them feel better
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