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Parallel Workflow Transitions (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only)

When you create or edit a workflow transition, you can select Parallel as the transition type. This requires multiple users to run the transition before a file is moved to a new state.

You create parallel transitions in the Workflow editor of the Administration tool. When you select Parallel as the transition type, a Role tab is added that lets you specify users and groups who can approve the transition and the number of approvals that is necessary to move a file to a new state.

If parallel transitions are in effect, when users right-click a file and select Change State, the number of transitions already approved by other users and the total number required to change the state of the file are shown.

In this example, Editing required is a parallel transition:

change_state_parallel_transition

where:

  • 0 shows the number of users who have already approved the transition.
  • 2 shows the number of approvals needed to complete the state change.

If the state change has not yet taken place because the required number of approvals has not been reached, users who have already approved the transition can revoke their approvals. When the user selects Change State, the Revoke option is available.
Workflow_parallel_transitions_revoke



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