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Preference to enable cover sheet generation based on Object

Preference to enable cover sheet generation based on Object

As per Article - CS191155 this is a customization, but this should be a standard functionality considering a switch using Preference.

 

example:

 

 Preference: to enable cover sheet generation with values can be:

 

1.  "ONLY for WTDocument" 

2.  "ALL Objects" 

3.  "CAD ONLY"

 

Thanks.

7 Comments

This would be very useful for many of our customers instead of having to customize. 

Level 5

This is of major concern for our current installation of PDMLink, and I can see no reason why these preferences are not available OOTB.

 

 


@rrickett wrote:

As per Article - CS191155 this is a customization, but this should be a standard functionality considering a switch using Preference.

 

example:

 

 Preference: to enable cover sheet generation with values can be:

 

1.  "ONLY for WTDocument" 

2.  "ALL Objects" 

3.  "CAD ONLY"

 

Thanks.


 

Level 1

This would be very useful indeed. Please include in next CPS Update if possible.

 

Cheers JB

Level 9

Does anyone have a specific use case to justify this configuration need? What are the differences needed in publishing, on/off? Is there a need for a different cover sheet for different objects? The cover sheet project was implemented to address a frequent customization to enable cover sheets for published content. If you can configure the output in the Adobe Experience Mgr, what are you looking for in Windchill, a preference to control the settings in AEM?

I want to vote this up, but I do not see a business need in the request other than this would be nice to have.

Level 6

Currently with cover sheet enabled we are seeing cover sheets on documents and drawings.

This is superfluous for drawings, most are single sheet with all approvals embedded in the drawing format.

Our understanding is that Cover sheets are mainly for customer facing documents that require multiple signatures hence the need for the space on a cover sheet, so in an ideal world you would perhaps even wish to restrict them by document type but I felt that was asking too much Smiley Happy

A cover sheet is a redundant sheet of paper for drawings, most machine shops will print the drawing and many will automatically  print the whole document resulting in 1 sheet heading straight for the bin, not environmentally friendly!

The reason for posting this request is that there has clearly been a need identified in other companies as well as ours, as the Article - CS191155 exists, so there is a known method but not easily executed as it currently involves customisation. A far from ideal situation when it comes to upgrades.

Level 9

Thanks @rrickett! This is now a fully qualified enhancement and ready for more votes Smiley Happy

Level 5

Thanks everyone, further to my previous comment, I was involved in the PLM Windchill architecture (PhenixChange) for Airbus Defence and Space from 2010 to 2015 and cover sheets in that application only appeared with document objects. It was clearly a customisation at that time, but it confirms that it was a business need for one of PTC's largest customers.

 

I will iterate the cover sheet business need. Both custom facing and supplier facing contractual, project and technical documents (extended enterprise) need evidence that the documents have been released and the cover sheet shows that electronic approval has taken place.

 

This is not necessary for drawing/model representations which already show the release details as Mr Rickett eloquently explained.

 

Thanks for your kind attention to this subject Scott.