Intralink used to have lock feature. Since Windchill does not have this feature, users are using check-out to "Lock" assembly/parts. Some items are checked-out for months/YEARS, in order to prevent editing. There should be a better way to "lock" a part/assembly besides check-out?
A “lock” feature should be implemented in a future Windchill upgrade/version. Since PTC’s best practice is not to have things “checked-out” too long, this feature would be beneficial. As stated, I have some user who have items check out for over a year because there is no “lock” feature. As you know, having items checked out over a prolong time can be problematic, especially if there is a corruption.