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Capability to keep WTPart and EPMDocument (owner) on the same Number

Capability to keep WTPart and EPMDocument (owner) on the same Number

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.

6 Comments
Peridot

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.

Drawing: 4711.DRW

Model: 4711.PRT

WTPart: 4711

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.

Aquamarine

good idea, even if difficult to implement, as a CAD part can have several Drawings ...

Peridot

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

Model: 4711.PRT

WTPart: 4711

The good thing is to find everything related to this number.

Alexandrite

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.

Emerald II
Community Manager
Status changed to: Current Functionality