Agreed that notifications could be better. You can add a little auto info with Task notification success/failure... Dispatch might actually be useful to you, you can use Dispatch to add some logic and send messages (on state change or triggered by other conditions).
I recommend to all my clients to avoid the email notifications and adjust their thinking to the dashboard concept.
The dashboard relies on data card data and workflow information for project files inside EPDM and consolidates the message into a real-time project status at a glance which is a centrally located graph or chart. Can be deployed on a server or the user desktop.
If you would like to know more about this, let me know.
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Mike, Did you ever find a solution to this issue. Although Tim's reply regarding the dashboard is a viable solution, it is another huge expense on top of the standard solid works subscription service fee of I believe about $250.00 per seat and I'm sure that's a re-occurring expense. It would be great if we could find a way within EPDM to edit these email notifications.
I do know that its possible to edit the standard notification emails by editing the html template that it uses (of course you have to know code) However I cannot find this file anywhere.
If you have found a solution to this please share.
The File is located here:
C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM\NotificationMsgTemplate_GB.csv
After you have edited it to what you want. Save and copy the notification template you have modified to a local temporary folder on the SQL server hosting the file vault database. (Note that the folder must be local on the server, even if you are running the SQL Server Management Studio from a remote client).
Start SQL Management Studio. Right-click on the file vault database to update and select New Query
Open the included “NotificationTemplateUpdate.sql” query, or paste its content into the query window. Ensure to update below marked sections with your file vault database name and template location.
Press Execute to run the query.
The default notification templates should now update.
I did this a few months ago in our EPDM 2015 production system.
I updated the NotificationMsgTemplate_GB file by replacing all Time New Roman font
with Arial, and then updated my SQL db.
For the most part, it worked. It did not seem to have an effect on the hyperlinks at the bottom.
Do the transition notification reference more than 1 file perhaps?
(I only have English language selected for db and clients).