SOLIDWORKS has finally added functionality that we have been providing to our customers over the years with the “Symmetry Rev Set Tool” in the form of an Enterprise PDM Add-in. This functionality has now been added to the core product of “SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional 2016” formally known as SOLIDWORKS “Enterprise” PDM.
The Symmetry Rev set looked like this:
The new SOLIDWORKS interface looks like:
To use the SOLIDWORKS “Set Revision” you will first need to modify all the states in your workflow to specify which revision variable is associated with the file revision. For example:
To use the new functionality simply select the file you want to set the revision on and then from the modify pull down select “Set Revision”
Specify all desired info in the “Set Revision” dialog, hit OK and you are done. That’s it.