I have a user that has created a drawing and model (123). The model is supposed to be tabulated for different color parts. Instead of tabulating this drawing by adding a suffix indicating color -- such as BLK, FOL, FDE, etc. -- the user simply pulled new part numbers (but no models created). This drawing is now repsonsible for part 123, 456, 789, and 007.
When users do a search within Windchill for 123, they find the correct drawing. When they do a search for 456, 789 or 007, they find nothing. I need a search for every number to find the correct drawing, but the answer cannot contain reference to WTParts.
I know I could add attriubutes, but I know the backlash from the worst of my user base would be frequent and loud. They wouldn't know when to use a general search and when to search for attributes. Some of them could be taught and would adjust just fine, others not so much. I know this is a matter of repetitious training, so it could be accomplished with time. My question is this; is there a method I'm not seeing of allowing a search for the added numbers to yield the proper drawing?
(Normally I'd say just obsolete the numbers and start over, but that is meeting a lot of resistance from other departments.)