Usually the WTPart and the linked EPMDocument (owner) has the same Name and Number.
Due create there is no issue (for example EPMDocument = autonumber, WTPart = manually number => Auto-Associate => Name and Number is the same for WTPart and EPMDocument)
But not so on "Rename" and "Save as".
It would be very helpful to have a (optional) synchronization-service for that.
Also for drawings! In the Workspace you have not oportunity to name the drawing with the same number as the model and part. e.g.
Unfortunately the PDMLink doesn't know that the drawing has the same number as the model. So it just pulls a new number if you call the save as and rename command.
good idea, even if difficult to implement, as a CAD part can have several Drawings ...
There are several possibilites to implement also some drawings.
Just add a suffix e.g. "_1" to the number.
Drawing 1: 4711_1.DRW
Drawing 2: 4711_2.DRW
The good thing is to find everything related to this number.
In Windchill 11.0 F000 improvements have been made to help keep the WTPart and CAD document in sync during Create New (Part or Document) as well as in the Rename UI. There are plans to extend support to Save As in a future release.
See these instructions for how to set this up:
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