We were testing Projectlink to determine its viability for expanding the scope of WindChill within the organization. We found that Windchill requires objects to first be shared to projects and then later uploaded back, as projects are considered a separate working area from PDMLink. We were trying to find a way to easily move the items back and forth without adding any extra work for CAD users.
For instance, if a user wants to add a screw from a library to his workspace, for an assembly:
He can not simply add it to his workspace.
He has to first share it (which has a few extra substeps) and THEN he can add it to his workspace.
He can, from within Creo, OPEN it which will automatically share it, add to workspace and open it - which is great! However, the user shouldn't have to OPEN every single component to simply add to the workspace.
We need the ability to add items from a library or product to a Project workspace that will automatically share the item.
We would also like to somehow have an action to automatically place it back in PDMlink and have it automatically do all intermediate Project steps as well.