Putting aside the issue of extremely large files, has anyone implemented a strategy behind managing simulation data in PDMLink? I can see a couple of potential obstacles to this. Let me know if you faced this can solved it:
* How to store? - I was thinking a soft type of WTDocument since that offers attributes and can bundle all the files into a neat traceable package.
* How to associate to design? - Since it was a document, it could be linked to WTPart easily. However, the issue arises in terms of Released status and configuration control. I would want that document to be linked directly to the version/iteration that the analysis was performed on. I would settle for version. Issues arises if WTPart is released already, this complicates storage of analysis data.
* What needs to be stored? - To avoid most of the large data, we need to store the model (seen it called the deck) and the results (pretty output). I know that PDMLink can manage the Creo Simulation file but to keep consistent with other CAE applications, it makes sense to bundle it all together.
* What if too large? - Docs have options for URLs or external storage for these cases.
Did I miss anything?
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