Pete Yodis

Checking Drawing revisions against their respective Model Revisions in the vault

Discussion created by Pete Yodis on Feb 6, 2007
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2007 by 1-5MPX2J
We have a rule in place here to keep the model and drawing revisions the same. Recently we had situation where an employe checked a drawing in with changes to it, but did not check the model in along with it. Several weeks or months go by and someone wants to pull the drawing out (along with the older revision model that is in the vault), but when they open the drawing they realize it is displaying different information that what the eDrawings viewer is showing for the document in the vault (and logically so - it should be based on the fact that it was using a different version of the model). This causes a stir, because someone forgot to check in the model at the time the drawing was released - A big no-no, but never the less it happened. I would like to know if there is a method that anyone uses to compare the revision level of drawing files in the vault to their respective model revision level. I would like to be able to run this check/report on a weekly basis to determine if anyone has violated our rule and possibly forgotten to check in a model revision with a drawing revision. Can anyone give me a headstart? I am thinking a custom program using the PDMWorks API, but have little programming experience. Maybe there is another solution that I am not aware of?