I'm having to address poor modeling technique with a couple of users. With training, one-on-one coaching and creating step-by-step instructions they've improved, butI'm still finding occasional new models with bad methodology. Problem is when I bring it to their attention, they say they just duplicated an existing model and drawing to get their new one so the bad modeling is not their doing (never mind correcting it or the fact that they can't remember what they copied it from). Within Intralink (we're running Pro/E Wildfire 3 M230 and Intralink 3.4 M030), the objects are tagged as originally created by them - which it does even if copied from work originated by someone else. We don't have object historywithin Intralink, so I can't utilize that.However, I've found in the past when the Pro/E model is opened in a text editor, the header usually includes a running list of who has worked on it. If I take an existing model made by "Joe" and duplicate it in intralink or "save a copy" in Pro/E, Intralink treats the new object as created by me. But reading the header of the "new" file in a text editor still shows the name "Joe"before my nameand in many cases, I can dig down and find the name of the original model I copied from (in the body of data for the model, not in the header). Inmost cases of these bad models, the only names showing up are the names of the people saying they just copied someone elses' model. The only model name showing up within the model file is the current name of the file - no references to an originating model name. Howver, I don't know if I can absolutely say that the absence of another user's name in the header and absence of another model name in body of the file means that it wasn't copied from some other file created by another user. Anyone have a definite answer on this or a way I can nail this down?
They are saying they copied a file created by another user, a sort of "don't blame me". I need to determine the source of the problem so I can address it. I strongly suspect the user in question isn't being entirely honest, but I can't prove it.
I also received a reply indicating to use the Audit Trail function which I've done in the past - it essentially appears to be reading the information in the file header. One indicated this will even include the name of the person who created the start part. However, I don't currently see thatbehavior that in our system. We use start part and start assembly models, but my name (I created the start part / assembly models) doesn't display as the originator. Although it seems like it used to do that several revs back.