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Enable occurrence level control of Configurable WTParts

Enable occurrence level control of Configurable WTParts

Each occurrence of a configurable WTPart within a product structure should be capable of having a unique configuration, independent from the other occurrences of the part. Current functionality forces all occurrences of a configurable WTPart (within a product structure) to be the same configuration.

Impact of current functionality:

  • Severely limits the re-use of configurable WTParts
  • Leads to exponential increase in number of unique WTParts
    • Instead of re-using a WTPart, the WTPart has to be “copied” to create a new WTPart that can then be configured differently than the original.
    • Sub-level configurable WTParts (within the copied WTPart) must also be copied to new WTParts when the parent is copied (if unique configurations of those parts are required).
  • Multiple sources of the truth
    • “Copies” may not be in sync with the file they were originally copied from.
    • Difficult & time consuming to keep original and copies up to date (changes need to be manually replicated to all “copies”).
  • Incorrect / Misleading Data
    • If WTPart is re-used when it should not have been, then the configuration of one or more occurrences of the WTPart will be incorrect.


2 Comments
Peridot

This was added to Windchill 10.2 M020

Community Manager
Status changed to: Archived