1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 25, 2014 7:26 PM by Ken Lofrano

    Revision Table NOT Auto-Updating

    Ken Lofrano

      What am I missing?

      We're running SW2014 with Workgroup PDM.  Our PDM Administrator has enabled the revision tables for the Workgroup.  In the TOOLS>OPTIONS>DOCUMENT PROPERTIES>TABLES>REVISION window, I see that Alpha/numerical control options are greyed out, and there is a note "Revision driven from SolidWorks Workgroup PDM."  When I add a revision table to a drawing, it appears as just the top two header rows (REVISIONS across the top, then ZONE, REV., DESCRIPTION, DATE, APPROVED in the second row).  What I expect to happen is that when I check in this drawing, a row will be automatically added to the table, with the REV, DESCRIPTION, and DATE fields auto-filled from the PDM properties.  However, in practice nothing happens.  When I subsequently check out the drawing, the Rev in the title block (linked to the "Revision" custom property in the drawing) updates correctly, but there is no change to the revision table.  Additionally, I can right-click the revision block, and manually add a revision, which does not follow the PDM revision scheme, and overwrites the custom property linked in the title block. 

       

      What am I doing wrong?  I'm sure it's something simple I'm overlooking, but I am at my wits' end.  Thanks!

        • Re: Revision Table NOT Auto-Updating
          Ken Lofrano

          This exact issue is addressed in SPR# 571346

           

          "Revision table does not get a row added when checking in a drawing to a Workgroup PDM vault when revision table does not add row for secondary"

           

          So my issue is that I want to only update the rev table on Primary revision increments.  SW apparently has yet to address this SPR.  I guess we'll deal with it for now...