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Prevent add item to ECN if it´s already assigned to an other active ECN

Prevent add item to ECN if it´s already assigned to an other active ECN

Hi

Need a feature to warn or block if a part is added to an ECN if it´s already part of an active ECN. This to prevent parallell changes. 

Example: part 1234 revision A is added to one ECN and revised to part 1234 revision B. Now a user add part 1234 revision B to an ECN and revised to C. C will be a copy of B in that moment. Changes are now done at both B and C. When the ECN´s/Parts are released revision C will not contain changes done in version B. To support this use case, Windchill need to support branching/merging (as Pro/Intralink 3.4).

To prevent users to run in to this issue, Windchill shall warn/block if a part is added as affected item.

5 Comments
cbunes-roa
9-Granite

I'm terrified by the idea that this is actually possible and (possibly) in accordance with the current spec. This should in my opinion be handled as a bug because the spec surely must be faulty.

MikkoHinkkanen
12-Amethyst

Good improvement idea!

JariElomaa
13-Aquamarine

Another way to prevent the concurrent changes in different revisions of the same part is to freeze the old revision every time a new revision is created. That way all the changes would be always done on the latest revision. That could be accomplished by allowing revising only from a locked state, eg. Approved, Released, Canceled or Obsolete. If a user tries to revise from In work state, it would be blocked with a clear error message.

bmr
17-Peridot
17-Peridot

A warning would be good. To block it, a preference is needed since in 12.0.1 the BOM Redlining is implemented. It wouldn't be allowed to have a CN which actually overhauls the current long working CN. In this case, the WTPart needs to be in two different working CN's. 

d_graham
16-Pearl

I can write a tool to block this during the creation or editing of the Change Task.

What is the exact requirement? A version cannot appear as Affected or Resulting on multiple CN/CAs where the change objects’ states are not Resolved?

 

If anyone is interested let me know.