Is there a way to use the excluded configurations the opposite way it was intended. I would like the variable to populate if the configuration is for the @ tab only.
There is a workaround, but it involves a different method than just using the controls "Exclude Configurations" option. In my case the general document information is only shown on the @ tab, and the part specific information is on the configuration tabs. See the attached file for an example which I quickly threw together for sharing purposes.
The major items are:
I also use some actions on an automatic transition after the first file check-in state to set the variable that controls the outer gen / config tab. It's a lot more work than there should be for this, but it is the best solution I could find.
Hopefully that is what you are looking for and hopefully others find it helpful as well.
Looks very promising! I'll have to play with it a bit.
there is actually a way of accomplishing this via the excluded configurations option, by using a wildcard list that covers all possible configuration names EXCEPT @. It is described in knowledge base solution S-060926.
-Tor Iveroth, EPDM support.
Thanks, Tor, for the pointer to the solution ID. That solution is good for default values only. I was wondering why some of my variables with default values were still populating in all configs when I only wanted it in the general properties. This is not documented at all in the Administration Training Manual, the Admin Guide, or the help files. All that is mentioned about default values is the data being written to a variable.
My example is for showing the custom properties like users would see them in the SolidWorks Custom Property Editor (not the Properties Task Pane). My example also prevents duplicated data entry and makes a clear distinction between general properties and config specific properties.
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