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Allow rules for downloaded objects in Workspace

Allow rules for downloaded objects in Workspace

In Intralink 3.4, downloaded objects that were Released could be automatically set to Read Only.  In Windchill, all objects desired to be set as read only must be manually selected every time an update is performed.

Please allow rule functionality for Windchill so that Administrators and users can manage their workspaces more easily.  Also, it could be enhanced so rules can be applied by context, parameter, state, etc.

14 Comments
Level 14

In general, the user should not have Modify permission (but likely will have Revise permission) for an object at Released, so this is generally already covered.

Level 12

True, but the read only designation covered regeneration too.  In Intralink, a Released object would be marked as read only, and if the regenerate_read_only_objects was set to no, it would not regenerate it.  In Windchill, even Released objects will regenerate because they are not set to read only.

Level 1

" In Windchill, all objects desired to be set as read only must be manually selected every time an update is performed."

is PTC on Crack?  Do they really think that I am going to reset the read only status of every library part in my workspace each time I check in or update my workspace? 

Level 12

Related idea:

Automatic lock of CAD objects during Add-to-Workspace

http://communities.ptc.com/ideas/2099

Level 12

PTC, what is the duplicate idea, so I can vote it up?

Level 9

Automatic lock of CAD objects during Add-to-Workspace

http://communities.ptc.com/ideas/2099

Level 12

Stephen, what is the criteria PTC uses to mark ideas as duplicates?

It is obviously not the date of creation because the one you link as the primary is newer.

Is it the number of votes at the time of review by a PTC moderator?

Also, how do you notify voters that an idea they voted on has been marked as a duplicate, so they can vote up the primary?

Level 9

Ideas are monitored and commented on by PTC product managers.  It is not an exact science.  I marked this idea as duplicate keeping the other going since it had more votes and greater traffic.  that was my only rationale.  Unfortunately, there is no notification system that I am aware.

Level 12

@Stephen  That seems like a pretty poor system since PTC is now using these ideas as the main source for their enhancement requests.

I'd like to see something more scientific that addresses what to do with votes that are already cast for items marked as duplicates.  These ideas are issues that users are genuinely concerned about and expect PTC to take them seriously, not negate their opinions.

Please let me know who is in charge of setting the operating procedures for these enhancement requests so I can communicate with them directly.

Level 12

*crickets*

Level 12

@Stephen, any progress on this?

Level 12

@Stephen, in reading through the idea you set as primary, I don't see the specific idea mentioned here enumerated in it.  When making an idea as Duplicate, please make sure that the primary idea encompases all details of the the one you're eliminating.  Otherwise, please set this one back to voting status.

Level 12

Steve Shaw‌ here is a good idea of how these ideas should work: Merge similar ideas into one and combine votes

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