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Setting: Document Generation

The Setting: Document Generation Behavior condition will check the setting Document Generation found in General Settings

An example of this in use can be seen in the Default Specification Flow. It is available as a Condition on the task Release Documents for the Enter State event on both the Pending and Completed States.


Property NameDescription
Fail BehaviorHow this condition will affect its parent.
NegatedDetermines if the meaning of the condition should be reversed, so if it returns FALSE it will be treated as TRUE.
SettingValueOne of Finish, Release or Both. Combine multiple options by using the pipe bar |.
TitleChanges the Title (not the name) of the task.


When this task is added the properties are static by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Fail BehaviorDisableDisableThe Task will be Disabled if the conditions are not met (This is for Transitions not Macros)
Fail BehaviorHideHideThe Task will be Hidden if the conditions are not met (This is for Transitions not Macros)
NegatedTRUETRUEThis means the meaning of the condition will not be reversed.
NegatedFALSEFALSEThis means the meaning of the condition will be reversed.
Setting ValueFinishFinishThe Documentation will be Finished which means it is Saved and can either then be Released or Edited.
Setting ValueReleaseReleaseThe Documentation will be Released for generation.
Setting ValueBothBothThe Documents will be created on Finish and then re-created on Release. Existing documents will be overwritten unless using the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM plugin or the naming of the document allows for this.

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