How to Create a SOLIDWORKS PDM Admin Workflow Loop

This article was written chiefly to learn about what an administrative loop is for and how to properly configure one in SOLIDWORKS PDM. The reader should consider this a detailed approach to handling administrative changes.

Transition Revision Numbers Tab In PDM

SOLIDWORKS PDM has workflow state and transition Revision Numbers tabs. See figure A below. The state "Revision Numbers" tab is most often used and is the only one taught in the associated course by CADimensions. The transition "Revision Numbers" tab, on the other hand, is purposely overlooked. You’ll notice in the figure both tabs look identical; therefore, they must work the same, right? The answer is “Yes” and “No”. For this reason, they can be confused and produce unwanted results if not used carefully. The details herein hope to clarify the purpose of each feature.