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Compare tool for comparing Process plan revisions

Compare tool for comparing Process plan revisions

PTC is doing good with MPMLink product. Every body started liking it much..

As I am working on MPMLink from past 5 years.. Process plan structure page improved very well in terms of actions against Process plan and its objects.

 

Please add Compare tool for comparing Process plan revisions / iterations in history table. This will help debugging on what is changed with pervious version.

Better to give a report by comparing all its structure objects.

 

Thanks,

Shyam.

 

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[Note from Community Management: We have merged 3 identical ideas into the newest one (above). The process intends merges the unique votes and sort all comments chronologically, regardless of what idea they are coming from. We hope that the conversation remains coherent. July 21, 2022]

20 Comments
HelesicPetr
17-Peridot

Our customers ask for a compare function of MPMLink objects.

For ProcessPlans and Operations this function is not part of a WindchillMPMLink.

I would like to add an Idea to implement same function for ProcessPlans and Operations as exists for wt.part structure.

The function could be very useful for cooperation work if one user does some changes on operations then others should be able to see the diference

between released Opeartions or ProcessPlan and current inwork objects.

JiriKrenek
1-Newbie

Very good idea

aalves-2
6-Contributor

Very good idea ! It will help to building the BoI (Bill of information)

GregoryPERASSO
14-Alexandrite

Being able to use the Windchill 10 compare tool (HTML UI like the Part to Part comparator or the CAD to Part comparator) , for comparing 2 Process Plan structures.

Formely the "PP to PP comparator".

To easily compare Structures,attributes and related objects of a PP, of 2 MPM Process Plan structures:

- 2 differents versions/configurations of the same Process Plan(ie sameProcess Plan Master)

- 2 differents Process Plan (ie different Process Plan Master)

related objects to compare (Docs , CADDocs, Ressources, Tooling, consumed and related WTpart) should be selectable as in Part to part comparator

comparateur_gamme_1.jpg

With Filter configspec capabilities (like the part to part comparator) for comparing:

- LifeCycle state Filter

-Baseline

-promotion Request ...

-Effectivities

and other filters applicable to Process Plan

comparateur_gamme.jpg

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel

If MPMLink is to be adopted by users it must provided basic functionalities which can be found in ERP system,

This was a topic in a discussion not that long ago.

I fully support your idea Greg.

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel
GregoryPERASSO
14-Alexandrite

Sorry ... missed it even if I voted for it ....

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel

no problem,  can the vote be merged ?

I think this is a really important future and hope PTC is looking at what ERP system deliver in MPM and get more inspiration to finally provide MPMLink that surpasses ERP capabilities

GregoryPERASSO
14-Alexandrite

yes of course. you can merge

just hope that MPM team will have budget for this kind of mandatory new features ...

where it seems to be difficult to have budget "just to move" from applet to HTML UI with iso functionalities ....

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel

Hello Gregory.

shame you won t be able to make. Good luck with your milestone.

Is there a possibility to join your discussion with PTC about process plan or is it just between your company and PTC ?

Best regards

GregoryPERASSO
14-Alexandrite

Chris

Today it's only between our company and PTC

I know that they do this kind of meetings with other customers

Anyway I can ask to PTC if possible

GregoryPERASSO
14-Alexandrite

Also add the ability to compare Itérations in the Version History table of ProcessPlan and Operation, as any other iterable Windchill object

result

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel

Always on top of things Greg.

Very good suggestion.

GregoryPERASSO
14-Alexandrite

this one was easy to achieve by customization, has the compare history action Framework exists for Iterable objects ...

our developper was able to do that in 2 days by adding some entries in XML files ....

but should be OOTB ....

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel

I could not agree more. We want OOTB functionality

Ideally, I want to do all my MPM in Windchill and simply push the released data into ERP for transaction activities.

Keep ERP for transactions and all collaborative and iterative work in Windchill. It does require a bi directional bridge with ERP but that would be so efficient.

Unfortunately, MPMLink capabilities (even version 11) are far to compete with best in breed ERP.....

GregoryPERASSO
14-Alexandrite

You're right 🙂

not "should be" .... but "Have to be"

ChrisPLM
8-Gravel

don't forget to like . I have not had any points for a while  as I was quite inactive recently...

SergeLABORDE
5-Regular Member
I have the request : we need to compare 2 versions of process plan or 2 versions of operations. Very helpfull to approve a modification. This is a big lack today.
qntran
5-Regular Member

How did you able to get the option Compare for Process Plan? It a custo? I dont have that option OOTB in 10.2.

 

thanks

olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged