kindly I ask you to help me to set my workflow to have watermarks or annotations in printing drawings when moving from state to state and these watermarks disappear when the drawing is approved.
Hi Fernando - The only way to add a watermark is to check out the drawings out and update them. You can update the drawing templates to include the watermark file property, then update the templates in the drawings. Once the file property is available, then you can use different methods to update the property on the datacard so that it will show on the drawing. Write a dispatch script...etc. Contact you VAR for help. Regards, Joy
Define a variable (ex. Watermark) - block CustomProperty and files slddrw.
Put this variable in data card file -readonly and update all configurations
In workflow in transition prior to approved add an action set variable with text value that you want.
In approved transition add action set variable with a blank text
Hello Fernando -
Please reference solution S-063595 in the knowledge base.
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I have old drawing files, how can I do that old drawings to be affected by the watermark?, by the way I have my drawing templates archived locally on each computer.
Is there another way to get status annotation appears when you print the document ?, without linking it to the drawing template.
Hi Fernando - Are the files in a folder or in the vault? Joy
The drawing files are in the vault.
This is where a robust PDF publishing solution for files in the vault would be able to handle watermarks without having to re-process all of your files to get them. A PDF publish of the files could add watermarks as directed in the workflow. Of course, you may not want to create PDF files for non-released items and so you would have to open up every single drawing file, change the drawing template, and check back in.
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