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Best Practices for CAD Parameter and Windchill Attributes (Designate)

mdebower
18-Opal

Best Practices for CAD Parameter and Windchill Attributes (Designate)

Hey,

We are just starting to look at designating some parameters from CAD  (Creo 3.0) into Windchill.  (Windchill 11.0 m020).  I was wondering what best practices you have used in the past?

-marc

3 REPLIES 3

Primarily:

A) Don't do too many - easy to add but messy to remove.

B) Absolutely discuss and decide on data type (string, Boolean, date, etc.).  Common mistake to have dates in Creo as String but set as Date in Windchill - can't check in.

C) Consider character limit carefully.

D) Consider which should propagate to WTParts.

Well, we are going to start with two make that three.

  • Part Mass or Weight
  • Part Surface Area
  • Part Material

So that should help determine the data types.

‌if you also consider to synchronize some other parameters like ECN or first creator etc. please be aware that everything is being calculated and written to the files. This can have massive performace influence.

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