If you ever have used or plan to use the "Compare to CAD Structure" tool found under a wt-parts Structure Tab: this is for you.
Please read and think about how the current functionality of this tool affects you.
I have up until now assumed that this tool compares a wt-part structure with its owner-linked CAD structure, the "Initial Values Selection" led me to believe this (notice that both the wt-part and CAD assembly are identified down to their version):
But when you investigate the CAD structure that is being compared, you may not recognize it...
The reason for this is that you are not looking at the CAD-structure specified in the window above but a calculation of it based on the wt-part structure and the owner-links in it.
This is causing our Creo users a lot of confusion and frustration since they are the ones responsible for both Creo CAD and wt-part structures, here is a simple example:
Sometimes the Creo CAD parts in our Creo assemblies are not the "original" valid for production, merely a "rough" approximation of its geometry to have as a representation in the Creo assembly.
We name them *_spec.prt in order to single them out. Those are then Image-linked to the corresponding wt-part so that the wt-part structure is built correctly. When the user then compares the wt-part structure to the CAD-structure he will find this (comparison window to the left and Creo-made assembly structure to the right):
Well, there you have it.
All Product Ideas should end with an idea, so here is mine: Make the Compare Tool actually compare the objects it says it compares. Please vote up.