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Creating Conditions for Categories

You can create conditions to control how SOLIDWORKS PDM assigns files and items to categories.

To create conditions for categories:

  1. Expand Categories, then right-click a category and select Properties.
  2. Under Conditions, click New .
  3. Under Type, click Click here to change, select a condition type, and provide additional input as required by the type.
  4. Optionally add more conditions.

    By default, conditions are AND conditions, meaning all conditions must be true for the file or item to pass the transition. You can also define OR conditions, meaning at least one condition must be true.

  5. To define OR conditions:
    1. Click Or to create an OR container.
    2. Drag two or more conditions into the OR container.
  6. When you are done adding conditions or otherwise editing the category, click OK.

Condition Operators for Categories

When defining conditions for categories, you can use the following operators in the Argument column.

Operator Description Example
> Greater than >123
< Less than <123
>= Greater than or equal to >=123
<= Less than or equal to <=123
!= Not equal to !=123
% (percent) Any string of zero or more characters %put% matches "put", "putter", "output", and "computer"
_ (underscore) Any single character _cad matches "ecad" and "mcad"
[chars] Any single character in the set or range Rev[A1] matches "RevA" and "Rev1". Rev[A-C] matches "RevA", "RevB", and "RevC"
[^chars] Any single character not in the set or range de[^xyz]% matches all strings beginning with "de" where the next letter is not "x", "y", or "z".

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