For WTPart/CAD associations that are originally set to Owner, Contributing Image or Contributing Content and changed to Content or Image, the information passed from the Owner, Contributing Image or Contributing Content persists in a WTPart that is changed to a Content or Image association. Further, if the attribute value changes, the new attribute value do not get pass to the WTPart that was changed to Content or Image association, making the information displayed on the WTPart incorrect.
According to PTC, this is working as expected and offered two options to fix the WTParts that are changed from Owner, Contributing Image or Contributing Content to Content or Image associations:
Neither option is a good option for us. A customization was also suggested, but again not a good option.
If the WTPart association is changed from Owner, Contributing Image or Contributing Content to Content or Image, no CAD attribute information should be passed and any information that was there from the Owner, Contributing Image or Contributing Content association should not be displayed for the Content or Image association.
Personally I think any modifications to help existing functionality in the area of CAD associations is a bit like putting a Band-Aid on an amputation, this entire area of functionality needs a fundamental re-think.
I believe you need to iterate the WTPart to remove the association, so it will be checked out when you downgrade from owner in any case. What is the issue with editing the WTPart to remove the attributes?
In order to edit the attributes in a part, we would need to add the CAD attributes to the Part > Edit Layout in the type and attribute management. We have multiple Org's with over a 100 CAD attributes.
I met with my team and they're going to use first recommendation should they need to change the association from an active to passive association. They said this doesn't happen often.
PTC published this article, CS235025.
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