I have two CREO part models that I would like to referenced to each other. Is there a way to create a link between them in Windchill?
The original part is a sheetmetal part. The second part is designed to use the same blank with different bends. We need to insure both models and drawings will be revised when a revision is needed to the blank.
We have tried using an inheritance feature unbending the part and adding new bends, but the new bends cross old bends and CREO will not allow that.
Do you use WTParts? Could you use a WTPart to capture both under the WTPart "umbrella" so when the WTPart is checked out a preference would force checkout of both?
Windchill Parts if you used them, otherwise put both CAD parts into an arbitrary assembly. The assembly references can be used to gather both models when revising or promoting. There is no way to directly link one CAD document to another in Windchill. All the CAD Doc to CAD Doc relations are extracted from the model dependencies stored in the file.
You could also put both items into a managed collection, but this needs to be refreshed as the contents mature and it cannot be used by the revise collector.
Hi, Depending on what you are attempting to do this can be done within CREO through family tables. These are frowned upon by many users because you should never delete any instance of a family table if it is in Windchill. (The explaination of this is too involved to discuss here). You can model flat or flanged walls in different directions and include or exclude in the table.
I suspect you are looking at something like a mirrored version of a component. This can be done by mirroring the part about a plane (do this in a stand alone temporary assembly to ensure that you choose no external references) to create a left and right hand version. The second one is automatically linked to the first and it can then have additional features in it (like extra holes).
Hope this helps
There is for sure a possiblity to link to cad models in Windchill. The magic word is called "Configurable link".
You need to add a wt property
<Property name="CONFIGURABLE_LINK_ROLE_CLASSES" overridable="true" targetFile="codebase/wt.properties" value="wt.epm.EPMDocument"/>
To implement those configurable links a small customizing is needed.