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Enhance replacement identification in structure compare wizard

Enhance replacement identification in structure compare wizard

In Part Structure Compare a WTPart that was replaced by another is shown on the same line with a specific icon. This helps to understand the changes to a structure very quickly. Unfortunately this only happens if a specific criteria is meet. This criteria is a hidden value called ComponentID on the UsageLink. It remains the same if a part is e.g. replaced by the replace with existing action. However it changes if the replacement is driven from CAD or if a user removes a UsageLink  and adds a new one with the same LineNumber or FindNumber.

 

There is a supported Customization point that will allow to show UsageLinks with the same LineNumber in one row. However  the replacement Icon is still only show if the ComponentID match. So it would be really helpful to modify  the criteria for a replacement. That would help to identify replacements in big structures  even if they are resulting from User Actions.

 

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1 Comment
Level 12
Status changed to: New Idea

@tmaier this is actually an enhancement for the EPM Services work here, but this is something we are interested in working on the future.