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Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

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Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

Hi All--

I have a part I want to add to an assembly (which I created from within the assembly using the "Create Component" feature. However, checking-in the assembly fails because the part does not have certain descriptive parameters filled out. Those descriptive parameters show as "locked" when I open the part, right-click in the model tree, and select "Edit Parameters". If I can't upload this document to Windchill, how am I supposed to fill out those parameters?

Do I *have* to start every document from Windchill itself? How would I do that for a part that I'm creating from within an assembly?

FYI, I am new to Creo Parametric as well as Creo Windchill. Please forgive my ignorance.

Thanks all

.bp

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Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

Go to tools tab. Select Parameters.

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This will get you to the part parameters.  Trying to get there from the tree is probably getting you to a feature parameters.

You can also use Edit / Attributes from WindChill.

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Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

Even clicking via that path, the parts are still Locked with a padlock icon in the "Access" column. The "Source" column says Windchill for all except the first entry, which says PDM.

Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

And to the second part of your answer, the part isn't yet in Windchill. Is there a way I can upload the parts?

Thanks for helping me out.

Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

Hi,

What do those params look like? Will Creo not let you just unlock them and get rid of them?

Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

The parts should only need to be in a WindChill work space for you to edit the attributes.  The attributes causing the issue need to be fixed before you will be allowed to upload to the windchill server.

Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

Windchill doesn't normally prevent check-in just because parameters aren't filled in.  Parameters that are locked are usually locked for a reason to keep people from changing them.  I would suggest you talk to one of your Windchill administrators.  They can probably show you in 30 seconds what could take pages to explain on here...

Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

I'll try to check with them. Thanks

Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

I can't modify them in any way. They're "'locked' by windchill" -- but I can't edit them or anything before I try to check it in. The part in question is located in my Windchill workspace.

Re: Using Windchill; how to start a part without having the assembly have locked parameters?

There are certain parameters that are locked by the system, most begin with 'PTC'. These parameters are being pulled from the system and you cannot change them.