I have recently been experimenting with SolidWorks MBD, in particular, the 3D PDF publishing functionality. One our company goals in using SolidWorks MBD is to automate the publishing of 3D PDF's as much as possible. I have a couple of questions related to this desire:

 

1. Is it possible to assign a specific 3D PDF template to a model automatically based on the client it was made for and whether is is a part or an assembly?

 

2. It seems odd that one can change the relation of stated to actual custom properties in the second "pane" of the "Publish to 3D PDF" property manager. For example, if I created a custom property placeholder on a 3D PDF template, named the property "Number" and assigned it to the custom property "Number," I could then change that placeholder to refer to the custom property "Engineer" when I selected the edit button in the property manager. Is there a way to lock the custom properties that the custom property placeholders in the templates refer to so that accidental edits don't correlate an unrelated property to a placeholder?

 

Thank you.

Jared

 


Categories: SOLIDWORKS Add-Ins, MBD

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Last comment By: Greg Kemner   Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:39:51 GMT
Re: SW MBD - Automation of 3D PDF Publishing

I have run into the same question.  Is it possible to assign a specific 3D PDF template to a model automatically based on the client it was made for and whether it is a part or an assembly? We are using PDM for review and sign off and once approved I need for the 3D pdf to be published automatically with the correct template.  Please let me know if you learn any more information.

By: Greg Kemner  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:39:51 GMT
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