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Delete Unwanted Revision

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Delete Unwanted Revision

I am trying to remove an unwanted revision. For example: There is revision A.1, A.2 and B.1. I would like to remove B.1.

The options available in Windchill are:

1. Delete all iterations of each object

2. Delete all revisions of each object

3. Delete latest iterations of each object

There doesn't seem to be an option to delete latest revision of each object. I choose #3 and I get an error message saying

"Cannot delete the latest iteration of object(s) 'Publication Source - test ifp tag template location..."

Does anyone know how I can remove this one revision so that the file reverts back to A.2?

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Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

They should really label the selections better:

1. Delete all iterations of each object ...of that revision, so that is the choice you want. This can also be done in the search results window by right clicking.

The only issue we run into is Family Tables...they muddy the water.

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Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

They should really label the selections better:

1. Delete all iterations of each object ...of that revision, so that is the choice you want. This can also be done in the search results window by right clicking.

The only issue we run into is Family Tables...they muddy the water.

Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

Thanks a bunch! You are quite right...the selections are a little vague.

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Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

GregOlson

Sounds like you may have experience deleting family table parts. I need to delete the latest iteration of a family table part which includes an instance which is an "only" iteration. When I select "delete latest iteration", I get an error that says I can't do it because the aforementioned instance is the only remaining iteration. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

I usually see this issue when a revision is done to all members of a family table....then the user realizes their mistake and wants to remove only one or two of the instances. Well it doesn't work that way. Either roll everything back or leave it alone.

Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

Greg,

In my case, I want to roll everything back but Windchill won't let me. It seems to come down to this...I want to delete the latest iteration of the family table generic and the latest iteration all of the instances. However, one instance has only one iteration and Windchill won't delete it because "it's the only remaining iteration". I want the option to say "I know it is, delete it anyway". I've tried using "delete all iterations" on just this one instance first but then Windchill says I can't because I also need to delete the latest iterations of the other instances and generic. Lastly, Windchill won't let me select both "delete all iterations" for the one instance and "delete latest iteration" for the rest at the same time. It tells me what I need to do, which is what I want to do, but then won't let me do it!

Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

Lee,

It indeed gets much more messy when dealing with Family Tables.  In some cases I have had to resort to the Purge Management utility in order to remove some unwanted FT objects.

Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

Did you ever figure out how to do this?  I have the exact same problem.

Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

Hi Iroose,

 

Same here.

Did you fix this?

Re: Delete Unwanted Revision

Don't forget that the system may not let you delete the latest iteration IF it has been saved in any assembly or referenced in a drawing.

 

Windchill makes it very hard to delete even the latest iteration, but even more so if it involves a family table.

 

We limit family tables to a few librarians for the hardware family tables and NEVER delete because of the issues between generic and instances and which are cross-referenced.