Once you have make changes and corrections to a Part and Drawing, is there a way to store or revert to a previous revision without creatint a new part for each revision?
If you revise a part to fit a certain assembly configuration, or application, why would you want to revert back? My experience is if you change/revise a part from rev A to rev B then, rev B is the latest and only goes backwards with rev C. I guess you could have 2 or more configurations, with Config 1 being rev A and Config 2 being rev B. This all depends on your current system, here, no questions asked, it's a new part.
Unless you have SolidWorks Revision Control, the options are:
- Make a new configuration as John suggested.
- Save it as a new part.
Else, the option are quite limited.
BEFORE the change is made (very important! ), save the current drawing as a PDF, with the file name ending in [Drawing name]_RevA.pdf. The revision letter is obviously whatever the drawing CURRENTLY is at.
Also BEFORE, use Pack and Go to save the drawing and part files with a suffix of _RevA so they're linked together for backup purposes. Then I zip them up with the same filename and delete the separate parts, just keeping the zip file on hand.
I then have a good PDF backup of the older version that just about anyone can read. I also have a copy of both part and associated drawing I can fall back on fairly easily if I have to.
Works pretty good for us.
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