1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
2. What version of Windchill are you currently running?
3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
The auto check in does not allow for any check-in comments. Users need to be able to leave a check in comment especially when PTC des not provide a compare function for option sets.
4. What is the use case for your organization?
read back check in comments
5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Good control of change history would prevent extra work to understand the reasons for changes in the past.
Thank you for your idea and the information provided.
I just checked in Windchill 12 (Release: 126.96.36.199) and the behavior is unchanged. When does PTC plan to do something about this?
A suggested solution is to introduce a preference setting to switch off the Automatic check-in behavior for option set edits.
I attached the complex work around that I found but cannot accept
Olivier acknowledging a new idea does not mean that Windchill program management has accepted the idea or added it to their project schedule.
I accept that np, just wanted PTC to know that I had not heard anything from PTC on this and other ideas in 6 month. I took the effort to submit a number of ideas, these things are important for our business and I now kindly ask for a status update. //Jilles
You probably need to adjust your expectations. Even highly voted ideas are rarely commented on by product management. It's not unusual for an idea to be open for many, many years before there is any action on it. (The exception is when an idea lines up with something the product manager is already working on or considering for a future release.) Ultimately if management doesn't want to do something, the number of votes isn't going to matter. PTC is under no obligation to do anything, regardless of how bad the user community may want it.
The other exception that will get action is IF the idea is so good it has the possibility of generating new sales. The existing customer is already paying PTC so they get nothing in return that PTC doesn't want them to have. New functionality is often added to existing products and PTC seems to find more ways to make that an extra cost option for existing customers and not a base product enhancement.
@BenLoosli and @TomU , Our discussion is moving a bit of topic... :-). I appreciate your feedback on my expectations and PTC's commercial interests but such discussions deserves its own thread. You may want to start a new idea.
I will keep this thread on 'Check in behavior for option set' open to allow @olivierlp (PTC) to answer the status question and for customers to continue to vote.
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