2 Replies Latest reply on May 6, 2014 10:41 AM by Steve Hungerbuehler

    Dispatch: Automatically check out files when changing state

    Steve Hungerbuehler

      Hi there everyone,


      I'm attempting to create a simple Dispatch action that will automatically check out selected files if the user changes them to a certain state.

      This works fine as long as the selected file(s) are not open in SolidWorks; however, if it is open and the change is initiated through the menu in SW (which is what most users will usually do), the file is checked out but rermains read-only. Doing the same process manually (change state, then check out files) grants write access to the user.


      Is there a way to do the same by using Dispatch? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


      I'm using SW 2013 SP5.

      Here's a screenshot of the Dispatch script: