Revisioning in the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

   By Matt Kokowski on March 12, 2021

In this video tech tip, Matt Kokoski covers three different methods when creating revisions inside of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform. The first method explains Saving with Options.

The second method demonstrates how to add a new revision inside of the SOLIDWORKS window, and the third shows you how to add a new revisions inside of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform along with the benefits of using this method. Matt will also explain the branch and merging feature inside of the collaborative lifecycle application. Let’s take a look in more detail.

Save with Options

Save with options is the easiest way to create a new revision within the SOLIDWORKS. This will, in one step, create a new revision and place that new revision in the open window in SOLIDWORKS. With this method you can also revise multiple files at once. One important note to keep in mind is that the file will need to be reserved once revised.


New Revision

Another method of creating a revision in SOLIDWORKS is to right click on the file and select new revision. The difference with this method is that it leaves the original revision as the revision that is open in SOLIDWORKS. The “+” in the task pane designates that a new revision exists in the vault. If you right click on the file and select “Replace by Revision,” the latest revision can then be loaded into the session.


Web Browser

In the web browser, the Collaborative Lifecycle App can be used to create a new revision. There are a few benefits to this method. First, it provides a graphical representation of the revision history. Second, it allows the creation of revisions on any device including mobile devices.


Efficient processes and procedures are key to successfully executing the evolution of a design and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform simplifies this effort. Take a look at the below video that reviews the three helpful revision methods mentioned in this article.

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