In MPMLink , Time attributes are by default in second. We overload it in Hour cause most of our times in process plan are in hour. (so the IBA is persisted in database in second, but displayed in hour) OK
When filling these attributes , even if the display is now in hour, we can set values like
But the problems are:
we can't set values like 2h30min ... the user need to convert from "time unit" to decimal time value. like 2.5 h easy in this case ... tricky for 2h 33 min 47 s
once persisted in Windchill , the display is diplayed in decimal format (in our case in hours): so for example a user fill 100s ... it will display 2.7777777777778E-2 hour ... unusable !
So Need to be able to configure how the attribute is displayed or field, whatever is the Unit defined for database persistance. by configuring patterns for "complex" unit like Time
like : HH_mm_ss
For example , may be in the System of mesure UI ? or in the layouts in type manager.
may be able to configure more than one patterns. to display the best comprehensive way to the User. for example: 0.000001 m to 1 µm
these paterns should be used in any Windchill UI. Notably Advanced Search or classification search
As the user would be able to search by writting its value in any format, independently of how it is stored in the Windchill database