It would be nice if certain attribute values could be published to classification attributes on WTPart.
AFAIK it is not supported to propagate attributes from CAD to WTPart classification attributes today.
Is this on the roadmap? Jennifer Pierron
Was this realized by customization somewhere?
I see two solution approaches as long CAD is not classifiable with the same nodes as WTPart as well:
We will definetively need this to use fully partslink
I prefer the solution 1 (simple and need to manage also Units as we mostly propagate dimensions from CAD)
we do not use partslink, and our Classification is based on classic Wtpart subtypes
but we have customized the CAD to WTpart Attribute mapping. cause OOTB explicit mapping is one to one .
And we need to specify a different mapping by WTpart type and Organization
for example :
CAD parameter "diameter" can be mapped to:
-"external diameter" IBA for a Screw
-"main diameter" IBA for an axle
the limitation is our custo does not support reverse build, but we have a custom data utility on WTpart IBAs that grey these IBA fields if a CADDoc is linked. And an specific icon that clearly identify to users Wtpart attributes that are mapped/driven by CAD.
Another approach where the CADDocument could be classifiable with the same nodes as the Wtpart (and why not linked also to CADDocument start templates parts -as we have different start prt or asm files corresponding finally to specific Wtpart types/Classif Nodes ),
and then the Classif being transfered to Wtpart during the build process
can be an interesesting way
What can be also great is not only to be able to map Attributes,
but also Wtpart type and/or the Classification binding attributes
And use that mapping during the auto associate process to create a Wtpart of correct type and/or correctly classified
This is possible today
1. Global Attributes: (Ensure attributes are created in UPPER CASE) CLASSNODE – Classification Binding AttributeZINT – integerZREAL – real numberZSTRING – stringZREALUNIT – real number with units
2. Assign CLASSNODE as Classification binding attribute on WtPart object type and add classification constraint3. Add ZINT, ZSTRING, ZREAL and ZREALUNIT to a classification node (CHIPSET)4. Add CLASSNODE, ZINT, ZSTRING, ZREAL and ZUNIT to ‘CAD Document’ object type in Types and Attributes Manager.5. Create a CAD Document in Creo. Open Parameters screen, add above created attributes and provide values.6. Custom Check-in the CAD Document in Creo.7. Click Next8. Select ‘Auto Associate Parts to CAD Documents’ checkbox9. Click Finish10. The CAD Document with associated WtPart is check-in to Windchill11. WtPart details page – (The attribute values along with the Classification Node name is propagated to WtPart. ZREALUNIT was passed as 0.0 m from Creo
Thanks OliverDroop !
I don't really understand why you are wanting to push CAD attributes over to those created in WTPart PartsLink classification. That means you'll need to duplicate your classification scheme in CAD? Shouldn't you have one version of the truth and instead push your WTPart classification attributes back to your CAD? This is what we are doing (as well as having some attributes that are CAD to WTPart driven, which is easy), but WTPart back to CAD currently requires a customisation.
It wouldn't require a customisation if the followng was fixed: https://community.ptc.com/t5/Windchill-Ideas/Improve-Alias-and-Calculated-Attributes/idi-p/476634
not necessary duplicate all classification schema, but at least dimensional attributes . if not defined and mapped from CAD, the user than need to manually manage it and update it in WTpart....
It should be possible to classify also the CAD-Documents to transfer dimension attributes like @GregoryPERASSO mentioned. If you create a part family for screws, you need to create the family with all the different columns and values in Creo. You checkin all the CAD-Models, create the WTParts and refill all the different dimension (outer header, screw thread size, length, etc.) as classification for each WTPart. This is just not practical. Since the CAD-Model depends on these values it should also be classified in CAD and not just WTPart.
Seems dangerous to me, as there is no classification scheme to enforce that certain attributes are required for certain types of parts. You also need to ensure that the attribute name is created correctly to be recognised by Windchill.
How do you include material in this?
Also, do you tabulate this information on a drawing? I imagine Creo has functionality to do this, but if it's anything like SolidWorks it's extremely flakey.
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