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Dispatch: Automatically check out files when changing state

Question asked by Steve Hungerbuehler on May 5, 2014
Latest reply on May 6, 2014 by 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: