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HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

Hi,

 

I'm facing similar issue. I could not able to unable the modelcheck gate keeper in windchill, Please let me know did get the solution. below is the snap I could see. I didn't find site tab.

 

Thanks

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

@arobinson-2

 

If you disable MC for objects at the concept level (State I  assume?) then what's to stop your users from checking it in that way then changing the state afterwards?

 

Same question for the numbering scheme.  I am assuming if the files are not the correct scheme then MC won't run?  So the users check the files in without the correct scheme then rename the files afterwards.

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

I've commented on this before but can't help doing so again.

PTC has provided the ModelCheck Gatekeeper with good intent, but the mechanics are that it prevents check-in, which I personally think is absolutely the wrong place to put the control.  The designer may not know how to get rid of the error, and is not able to check in, allowing someone else to fix it.  Also, development in general should be allowed with any errors, allowing free conceptual work.

What we had in place at Alcon for years, and now have at Edwards is code in workflow (promotion / change) that branches on the value of MC_ERRORS > 0.  Very easy to do, and allows the control to be only at / after release without hindering free development in any way.

Can also add code that pays attention to the related attributes (when ModelCheck was run, what config files, etc.) since those are all written to CAD File parameters, and available as CAD Doc attributes.

In my humble opinion, PTC should really revisit this, eliminating the GateKeeper as is and instead provide standard workflow code.

Note: We started soft - allowed users to acknowledge ModelCheck errors for a time and go on, then later having a hard branch to require rework.

 

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

@ptc-4779205

FYI...The picture did not come through.

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

Been on solidworks for the last 6 months so need to refresh my memory on this topic.

 

When I say concept I mean't parts or assemblies that were purely for testing out a design or analysing something.

In these files users tend to perform quick modelling tasks to achieve their goal so don't want to be hindered by exact requirements like layer status or masses stopping them checking it into to pdm.

It did seem to work quite well once users understand the differences between the two naming conventions.

 

It was never left too late before a proper number was required on parts that were intended for manufacture so after that they were subjected to the normal MC checks & stopped by the gatekeeper.

 

To be honest I would rather not have gatekeeper enabled but I've worked at so many companies that use ProE/Wildfire/Creo over the years where at least half the users leave the models in a bad state when checked in. 

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

Steve,

 

Here I have attached the pictures, In the windchill preference management operations I couldn't find any model check options and trying to understand whether my organization has to customize the settings? 

 

Thanks,

Naidu

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?

Hi Steve,

Been a while but I think I remember doing it at the site admin settings.

HQ was in China so we asked the pdm admin guy there to enable it.

Re: HOW TO ENABLE MODELCHECK GATEKEEPER IN WINDCHILL ?