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How does your company define (and control) Obsolete objects?

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How does your company define (and control) Obsolete objects?

I am curious how others define Obsolete and if there are any industry or national standards for the definition.  Since the Search in Windchill will find the Latest + Released iteration, simply promoting an object to Obsolete doesn't really remove it from the search results, and users can see previously Released iterations on the History tab.  We currently move Obsolete state objects to a restricted folder as well when they are considered Obsolete.  Departments such as Warranty and Service still need access to objects that were manufactured and sold, so they have access to that folder. This then brings up the question of what defines Obsolete, because if something had a safety issue that caused it to become Obsolete most likely no one other than Engineering should have access.  So, what does Obsolete mean to you, and how do you treat those objects?  Thanks for all your thoughts and opinions.

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