How To Add a State To a Workflow In SOLIDWORKS PDM The Easy Way

   By TriMech Marketing on July 11, 2019

As the life cycle of your designs and your company evolve, you’ll find an ever-growing vastness of data created as a byproduct. One way to really get control of your company’s data is to use a data management tool like SOLIDWORKS PDM, the only tool built specifically for SOLIDWORKS.

This means it understands the important relationships between files and enables you to work how you want with your data.


As your vault of data continues to grow and your design cycles get more complex you’ll look to SOLIDWORKS PDM and its automated workflow functionality to make sure your projects don’t get held up because of something like ECR approval or a purchasing request. The automated workflow functionality in SOLIDWORKS PDM is simple and easy to use. It’s as easy as drawing some rectangles and connecting them with lines to create complicated work flows in an instant.

In SOLIDWORKS PDM, the rectangles are called “states” and the arrows are “transitions.” This is important for when you want to modify an existing workflow after an implementation or if you want to go ahead and create your own workflows from scratch. In this week’s Video Tech Tip, we’ll show you the easy way to add a state to modify your existing workflows with just a few clicks and check boxes.

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