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Enable the ability to Rename multiple unrelated objects that already exist in the Windchill PDMLink Commonspace

Enable the ability to Rename multiple unrelated objects that already exist in the Windchill PDMLink Commonspace

Unless a Windchill object has related items, it is not currently possible to rename multiple unrelated objects at the same time.  For example, if you select two unrelated CAD object from the Windchill commonspace, hold down the right mouse button (or pick the Actions menu) there is no Rename function available.

11 Comments

We also hear this irritation from users. We work around this for set state by advising people to do set state from a workspace. Perhaps the rename function in the workspace could have it's limitations of only working for non commonspace data removed.

Level 8

Yes, but there used to be the “Briefcase” where you could put a bunch of parts and then do perform edits.  It’s disappointing that didn’t get carried over, it was useful.

They have a “Clipboard” now but there’s no functionality in it.

Level 7

The old Pro/INTRALINK Feature "Briefcase" would be nice.

Multiple Rename

Product: PTC Windchill
Release: 11.0 F000
Benefit
You can rename multiple parts and/or CAD Documents at once to save time and ensure consistency.
Additional Details
Previously, if you wanted to rename parts, you had to launch the Rename action for each part individually. Now, you can select multiple parts and/or CAD Documents and rename them all at once. Multiselect for Rename is available from the Search Results and Folders tables.
Level 13

We don't use WTParts in our system so this still doesn't help.

Level 11

Steve Galayda‌,

I'm not sure why you think this won't help you.  Jennifer has mentioned this will work for both WTParts and EPMDocuments.  Please also reference the comment from Steve Shaw yesterday:

Allow PDMLink user to do anything to multiple unrelated objects that they can to one: Rename, Delete...

What type of object are you looking to do a Rename operation on?  Maybe Jennifer Pierron‌‌ or Steve Shaw can let you know about the object you're interested in.

Level 13

We are on 10.1 M050.  I am the Org admin and the Rename option is not there from a search results table.  We are trying to rename CAD files: Part and assembly models and their drawings.

Jennifer added the same post in another topic but also included an image of the Rename page that had only WTParts.

Renaming multiple objects in Windchill 10.0

It's great they included it in version 11.  But it doesn't help us now.

Level 12

Steve - it supports both CAD Documents and Parts.  It just happened that the image was only with Parts.

This is available in Windchill 11.0 F000.  (Note in Windchill 11.0 F000 we support CAD Doc and Part rename, we will be adding Document in a future release)

Level 13

Fantastic!  Thank you Jeff.

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Level 1

This capability was not implemented for Windchill Documents. Has anyone submitted a new idea to track the ability to rename multiple Windchill Documents? Name and File Name?

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Status changed to: Current Functionality