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Option Sets and Rules should have the functionality to be driven by Effectivity

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Option Sets and Rules should have the functionality to be driven by Effectivity

We are currently using Platform Structures to develop our configurations within Windchill 12.0.2.3

Unfortunately, while we can set effectivity on the Products, Modules, and even Choices; there is no option to drive effectivity to a specific Option Set, Option, or Rule within it.

 

For example, there is no change to the structure, but in August of 2023 a new rule needs to be created to pair Choice 1 and Choice 2.  Outside of a delayed release of the Option Set, there is no systemic/intelligent way to ensure that rule only goes live in August 2023.

 

We have already looked into managing Rules independently from the Option Set, and assigning effectivity to a Rule; but that setting is ignored by the Configuration.

 

Alternatively, if a new option has to be added in the future, there is no way to ensure that Option doesn't appear until that date.  An example of this would be a new emissions component that is required in November 2024, with 2 choices.  As soon as the Option Set is released, that "required" Option will appear and drive a required choice.

 

There is already the option to have Start and End Dates in the Choices within an Option, but no control over the Options or Rules within an Option Set to handle effectivity.

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olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged

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olivierlp
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Status changed to: Archived

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