Is there a way I can add the attribute into our start model without having to do it in Workspace?
I.e., We have to assign a CAD TYPE attribute to our CAD Documents.
The CAD type attribute is currently done in the WORKSPACE. Once the attribute is added I can see that it created a parameter INST_CAD_TYPE in my model. I tried to add the same parameter in my CAD model and even designated. But it won't show up in my WORKSPACE.
Are you sure that you have attribute mapping set up correctly? As long as the mapping is set up and the parameter exists in the Creo start part, it should populate the Windchill IBA upon upload of the CAD Document in the workspace.
Please refer to the the "About Attribute Mapping" Windchill Help Center topic for more information: