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Option & Variants Option pool and option set behaviour

Option & Variants Option pool and option set behaviour

Subject: Modification of the Option Pool and Option Set behaviour.

 

Today the option pool management is linked to a product or library context level.

The option set is at the same level and is created by selection in this pool.

I can have multiple option set and I can assign them to a product or to a wtpart.

 ov1.PNG

 

It could be interesting to change the behaviour of the option pool

My ideas are the following :

I wanted to manage several option pool, at different level for example common option in an option pool at the organisation level and specific option in an another option pool at the product level.

It will be necessary to manage option pool independently from the product context level.

And the option set could be created by select option in the both (org option pool and product option pool) with inheritance capabilities.

  

See examples below:ov.PNG

 

 

 

 

4 Comments
Level 12
Status changed to: Current Functionality

This is supported starting with Windchill 11.0 M020.  Support was added to merge option sets.  The concept supports merging multiple option sets to a higher level option set of the merged option sets.  This merged option set can then be updated when the user decides to update this.

With Windchill 11.1 F000 we added the ability to merge Conditional rules (in 11.0 M020 we supported Enables, Include and other simpler rules).

Level 12

Here is an example of use case that can be supported with Merged Option sets.  More information can be found in Help here:  Merging Option Sets

merged option set.png

 

Here are a few examples of Choice merges - first just simple merging of Choices and in the 2nd case merging of Choices with Effectivity

merge choices.png

 

merge choices with effectivity.png

Level 7

Hello Jeff,

 

thanks for your answer and details on this feature.

But maybe I was not clear in my original request. it does 'nt seem to exactly fit my initial need to know how to be able to hierarchize options pool and not options set.

in your case the result is an intersection of the common choices of different option sets (union could maybe answer but not sure)

I would with this improvement give the capabilities to add product choice on org choice coming from 2 level of pool (Org and Prodcut)

available to discuss about my ideas -Smiley Happy

 

Regards,

Sébastien Touret

 

Level 12

@stouret I'll PM you.  Let's find some time to catch up.