6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 30, 2014 3:24 PM by Peter Lane

    Solidworks Task Add-in

    Peter Lane

      We are setting our vault & workflows to automatically create PDF's, DXF's and Igs files automatically during certain transitions, using the Task Add-in.


      We are using the following nomenclature:  Filename_Revision_State              example: 12345_B_Quote


      I am having problems with the Task Add-in always inserting the revision.  Some times it is in as shown in the example above, sometimes the Task Add-in omits it (12345__Quote).


      Why is this happening??  It happens for all PDF's, DXF's and Igs files, somewhat randomly, never consistent.


      Is the Task Add-in corrupt? It creates the files okay, just does not create the filename correctly.


      I pass the revision variable throught to the PDF's, DXF's and Igs files, they are correct on the output side in the data card.


      Source File Name and Source File Workflow State are always correct.


      The Task Add-in is 2014020714.




      Thanks in advance for your help.

        • Re: Solidworks Task Add-in
          Lee CS Young

          It doesn't get the revision from the revision variable, it gets it from the EPDM revision.

            • Re: Solidworks Task Add-in
              Peter Lane

              Understood, but EPDM revision is correct and it still botches it.  I don't know if it temporarily loose it, but the EPDMrevision is correct going into the task and coming out of the task.

                • Re: Solidworks Task Add-in
                  Joy Garon

                  Hi Peter -  I would suggest opening a service request your VAR to have them troubleshoot the issue. If there is a revision being generated it should be there.  Regards, Joy

                  • Re: Solidworks Task Add-in
                    Prasad Bhonsule

                    Hi Peter, it shouldn't make a difference, but in the transition where the task is occuring, is it also the same transition where the revision is incremented?


                    If so, try to have the set variable for revision action first, followed by the incrment revision action, and finally the execute task action.


                    Also for comparison purposes, put a file through the transition without running the task (so the revision is incrmented), then run the task by right-clicking on the file. If the task does not put the revision in, then you know its definitely a task problem,


                    Hope this helps.


                    Kind regards,


                    Prasad Bhonsule

                • Re: Solidworks Task Add-in
                  Peter Lane

                  Because of my workflow and an intermediate dispatch program, a new version was created (that updated a data card) resulting in generating the next version.  This forces the EPDM Revision to be "BLANK".


                  So in the same transition where I kick off the task, I have to re-stamp my file to update the revision.


                  Thanks to all that responded.  Also than to my VAR Scott Blackwell @ Cad Dimension