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MAPSB: Unnecessary check out other downstream nodes with upstream children

MAPSB: Unnecessary check out other downstream nodes with upstream children

MAPSB (Manufacturing Associative Part Structure Browser).

When you update top node in downstream structure with command “Update To Current Upstream Equivalent Object”, all nodes with upstream children are checked out. See attached PowerPoint.

In 11.0 this was not the case, it is a new behavior in 11.1 as a workaround for PTC R&D to secure functionality in some specific cases.

This solution hits customer hard that does not have this specific problem.

A better solution is to have a preference so user themselves could choose if they want all check out or not.

This means that customers that does not have this specific way of working also are satisfied with MAPSB and get rid of a lot of extra work every day.

2 Comments
Visitor

I agree that these checkouts are unnecessary and cause undo work to our users. This really needs to be remedied.

Visitor

Hi

For us this is a major issue! We are in the shipbuilding industry  with extreamly large structures. An update of the top node eqv.link will cause hundreds of downstream Parts to bechecked out! This is not acceptable.

Regarding to article CS298190, this is inteded behaviour. Does anybody know why this was introduced? What problem was solved when having it like this?