I love both tools PDMLink and Creo. The basic interface works. But by now I would expect some real new features from PTC. I still can't belief why these two major programs of PTC can't get a better and deeper interface. The following examples show my considerations:
This includes that if a new CAD-Document is being created in Creo by the File->New Dialog, all the attributes are automatically being pulled from PDM. So the Material, the values of enumerations etc. are being managed in one single system.
This will also address the idea
If an engineer revises the CAD-Document there is no help to collect the Drawing or the WTPart. Instead of the Creo Dialog it should show the PDMLink collector dialog. Otherwise the user needs to revise the WTPart by itself.
Also it should be possible to revise CAD-Documents only if the user connects it directly to a change task. Otherwise he needs to do it before or afterwards. The dialog should show all the open change tasks like on the user homepage.
Cabling or Piping
It should be possible to transfer the length to the BOM insted only the quantity "each". Most smaller companies don't have a WTPart for each cable. They have a single WTPart for the complete cable reel and will cut them for each length by theme self.
I haven't yeat created a new idea because there are already many around. What are your thought's about that? Are you happy with the current compilation?
Since Creo and PDMLink are the "Main Products" of PTC, I would really expect more and a further development of these two products.
For me, the development of these two products are still far away from my expectations. Since three years I can't really tell, what new features are being showed. I still belief the development is being done by two different teams which don't talk with each other...
Agree with you
Still thought that for some features, Windchill/Catia V5 integration is better than Windchill/Creo ... may be except now the "Option and Variant" Creo 3 integration ....
I assume because maybe there's more big customers with Catia/Windchill
than proE/WIndchill customers which may be comes mainly from Intralink ....
and agree with the fact that
Creo and Windchill product management does not talk each other .....
CAD methology or use cases are not the same in the context of a PLM wide Entreprise integration, that in a strict CAD PDM vaulting. And think that ProE does not take care of that enough ...
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Ich bin auch 100% deiner Meinung.
You are not alone in struggling with the limitations of the current functionality.
I sympathise on the issue you mention with no UOM other than Each being supported when building Usage Links is somewhat limiting. In addition to cabling and piping this is also a similar use case for weldments and other fabrications, where the “components” are really just cut lengths of raw materials, they have a length and are never setup in any business system as unique parts.
In addition to the things you previously mentioned here are our main pain points:
Hopefully as a community someone reading this can direct us to any Ideas already in place for these issues, if not I will get busy creating some!