When using the "Save as" funtionallity, the newly created objects inherit the values for all custom made attrubutes.
Often these values has to be modified anyway, so the object has to be check out/modified/checked in after the "Save as"
Having the ability to modify the values in the "Save as" wizard would reduce the work of copying an object.
This project represented new feature development. There are no plans to backport to earlier releases.
Version 188.8.131.52 of Windchill is already out so I think the status of the idea can be changed, because it is still Implementation in progress.
Modify in the Wizard some attributes following restrictions will be helpful. Some attributes like Unit of measure must be maybe removed from the Save-As as the change can imply in "Where Used some" discrepancies or inconsistencies in BoMs.
Linked to the Save As, and it's a recurrent question, is: What about the Related objects like EPM documents and Wt Documents linked to a WT Part?
In a second step it will be good to allow the user to decide if the linked documents must be created (assuming the new document has the same content as the previous document and will be edited after for upgrade) or reused.
For Part having a structure the situation is more complex while a decision must be done for each component of the structure: keep the component as it is, create new, delete existing.
I want to understand your post better, so please see my comments embedded below.
Modify in the Wizard some attributes following restrictions will be helpful.
<jlmp> I am not sure I understand this comment.
<jlmp> In cell the following capabilities are present:
<jlmp> Additionally, if you use the multiple-value edit control, a full description of the default value and constraints are displayed for each soft-type.
Some attributes like Unit of measure must be maybe removed from the Save-As as the change can imply in "Where Used some" discrepancies or inconsistencies in BoMs.
<jlmp> The control on the toolbar is only used to interpret the input. The values are stored in a common method in the database. There is no need to worry about mixed units showing in your BOM.
<jlmp> Choosing to make a new copy of the documents or not is currently possible.
<jlmp> I suggest that you start with your Part and choose to collect the related CAD Documents and Documents.
<jlmp> Set the default view for your users “As a Structure with Associated Objects” and then you can see what documents are related to the Parts you are choosing to copy.
<jlmp> Delete or reuse is not explicitly possible but for relationships that allow the document to be related to multiple Parts, you can configure the default behavior to carry forward or not:
Thanks you for your detailed reply. You answered to my questions and for Save-As for structures you make this in a Workspace. Is it because it's not possible in the Commonspace? What is the version of WNC used? Currently we are using WNC 11.0 M030 CPS 17
You answered to my questions and for Save-As for structures you make this in a Workspace. Is it because it's not possible in the Commonspace?
<jlmp> If you look early in this post, I replied to Tom U with a video in Commonspace. This behavior is for both WS and CS Save As. Here is the link if you cannot find it:
(view in My Videos)
What is the version of WNC used? Currently we are using WNC 11.0 M030 CPS 17
<jlmp> This functionality is available in Windchill 184.108.40.206+
Hi Jennifer, view the 2 videos. It's perfect ! We have just to move to Windchill 11.2 ! You answered all my questions and remarks. Thanks a lot.
This functionality is available in Windchill 220.127.116.11+
What about modelled / inbuild attributes like source and assembly mode ? I can edit a custom created attribute but not those two ?
@uharneit - Currently, the Save As UI only allows modifying soft-typed Local and Global attributes along with the identity information: Number, Name, File Name and Organization ID.
will it work for classification attributes?
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