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Clear Deferred Flag For Drawings

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Clear Deferred Flag For Drawings

This task will clear the deferred drawings flag (if set) for all given components.


Property NameDescription
ComponentsA pipe delimited list of target paths of drawings whose deferred flag to clear.
TitleChanges the Title (not the name) of the task.

Generating Deferred Drawings

Drawings that have been flagged as "Deferred" can be generated by one of the following methods:

  • Manual

    There are two places where models can be manually generated:

    • Inside SOLIDWORKS

      From the DriveWorks add in inside SOLIDWORKS, select the Generate Models icon. A list appears with all of the models in the queue. The option to Show Deferred Drawings is active if any deferred drawings exist. Checking this option will allow all deferred drawings to be generated.

    • Inside DriveWorks Autopilot
  • Through DriveWorks Autopilot

    The model generation queue in DriveWorks Autopilot will pick up on drawings that have had their Deferred Flag cleared.

    These will be generated in date order but also adhere to the tags applied to them at the time of release.

  • Data Management

    Data Management has the ability to remove the deferred flag. Once removed the drawing can be generated using the manual or DriveWorks Autopilot methods above.


PropertyExample ruleExample resultMeaning
ComponentsDWSpecificationFullPath&"\"&DWProjectName&" MyDrawing "&Text(DWSpecificationID,"0000")&".SLDDRW"D:\DriveWorks\Specifications\MyProject 9999\MyProject MyDrawing 9999.SLDDRWWill clear the deferred flag set for the drawing:

DWSpecificationFullPath = D:\DriveWorks\Specifications\MyProject 9999


DWProjectName&" MyDrawing "&Text(DWSpecificationID,"0000")&".SLDDRW" = MyProject MyDrawing 9999.SLDDRW

Using the Task in a Specification Macro

This task has different types of Outputs. For more information about Outputs see Specification Macros Task Node.

Outputs are only available within Specification Macros. Currently Outputs are not available for Specification Flow.

Status Outputs

This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.

The status output navigation is as follows:


  • Successfully cleared all component deferred flags.

Success with warnings.

  • No component was specified.
  • Component has not been marked as deferred.

Failed (one of the following occurred)

  • Unable to clear deferred flag.
  • Component with provided id doesn't exist.
  • General error - see Specification report for more information.

See Also

Clear Specification Components Deferred Flag

Release Models