Revoke Transition Dialog Box (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only)

You can use the Revoke Transition dialog box to revoke a transition you have approved for a parallel transition.

To display this dialog box:

  • In SOLIDWORKS PDM File Explorer or Item Explorer, select the file, click Modify > Change State . Select a transition that is marked and click Revoke.
  • In SOLIDWORKS, in the Task Pane, right-click a file, select Change State. Select a transition that is marked and click Revoke.
  • Open a file's History dialog box, select an event where you approved a parallel transition, and click Revoke.
    The Admin user installed by SOLIDWORKS PDM can revoke transitions for any user. Other users can only revoke transitions they have approved.

Toolbar Buttons

Some commands accessed from toolbar buttons are also available on the shortcut menu.

Next Warning / Previous Warning Only shown when warnings are present in the Warnings column.

In the file list, changes the focus to the next file with a warning or the previous file with a warning.

Clicking a warning icon expands the hierarchy if it is collapsed and the warning is on a referenced file.

Levels Displays file references for the entire file hierarchy (Show All Levels) or just the top level of the file hierarchy (Top Level Only).

The setting defaults to the most recent setting you used.

You can also expand or collapse the hierarchy using the and controls in the File name column.

Select Files Opens the Select Files dialog box, where you can specify a wildcard pattern to select files.
Open File List Open All opens a list of files in Microsoft Excel.
Open Visible opens a list of visible files in Microsoft Excel.
Save File List Export All exports the list of all files as a comma-separated .txt file.
Export Visible exports the list of visible files as a comma-separated .txt file.

File List

To change the columns that are displayed, right-click any column heading and select columns to display them or clear columns to hide them.

You can sort the default and custom columns in tables in ascending, descending, or default order by clicking column headers. Column sorting is useful within large datasets. If you sort a column in ascending or descending order, the column is highlighted in green and an arrowhead appears. When you sort a column in a table, SOLIDWORKS PDM removes the file structure hierarchy. Sorting turns off Show Tree Lines and Show Reference Selection Control.

Type Displays a thumbnail preview of the file when you hover over the file type icon.
File name

List selected files and files referenced by them. For assemblies, the list can include drawings, parts, subassemblies, and SOLIDWORKS Simulation files.

The related drawings can be in the current folder or in a folder elsewhere in the vault. By default, SOLIDWORKS PDM checks the entire vault for related drawings. The scope of the search depends on administrative settings.
  • Blank if the transition can be revoked.
  • for warnings, for example, if the file is checked out or if a transition is not pending.
To quickly locate files with warnings, use the Next Warning and Previous Warning toolbar buttons or Ctrl + the up-arrow or down-arrow on the numeric keypad.
Revoke Removes approval for the transition for the user who runs the Revoke command.
Transitioned by The number of users who have run the transition and the roles those users belong to.
Version File version that was transitioned.
Checked out by User who has checked out the file.

Approval cannot be revoked if the file is checked out.

If you hover over a user name, a pop-up window displays user information such as login status, number of files checked out, and a link to email the user.

Found in Vault folder containing the file.
State Workflow state of the file, for example, Submit for Approval or No Approval Required.

Total to Revoke

Displays the number and type of files you have selected for revoking transition.

Shortcut Menu Options

Right-click in the file list to access these menu options:

Columns Lets you add or remove columns.
Show Reference Selection Controls For files with references (such as assemblies with parts), turns on a second check box to the right of parent files.

Use the left check box to select or clear only the parent file.

Use the right check box to select or clear the parent file and all of its references.

If all check boxes are not in the same state, the added check box displays .

Select All Selects all files, so that you can check or clear the Get column.
Select Files Lets you use wildcards to select a group of files. You can then use a single keystroke to check or clear the files in the Revoke column.
Show Tree Lines Adds tree lines to the File name column.
Change Thumbnail Preview Size Changes the size of thumbnail previews as Small, Medium, or Large. By default, Medium is selected.
When you select the size in one table, SOLIDWORKS PDM sets the same size in applicable tables and on tabs. The thumbnail previews for non-SOLIDWORKS files may not be clear when you select Medium or Large.
Revoke Transition on All files Selects all files in the Revoke column.