Can a user be associated to more than one Organization in PDMLink?
In reading up on setting up Windchill and thinking about how to structure our data, I was thinking that I'd use 'organizations' to represent our clients and 'products' within those organizations to represent each project. However, I can't tell if I can assign a user to more than one organization. It looks like no, but I'm not sure.
Alternatively, could users be assigned to site context and then assigned directly to 'products' within 'organizations'?
As you can imagine, each user may work on any project for any client, so I need the freedom to assign them to anything.
The organization can represent the customer and it can represent who the employee or contractor works for. Provided these users are not creating the projects, products, or libraries themselves, yes you should be able to use them provided that you make sure the property to expose users of that organization (checkbox on UI when creating an organization) is checked. If these users do need to create projects, products, or libraries in other organizations, then that is an access control rule. Typically this also mean you set their domain of user to site/unaffiliated which happens by default when you leave that field blank on a new user screen.
I use multi organization in my setup. It offers a lot of flexibility.
One caution about multiple organizations. If you expect to be able to move a file from one org to another, you will have to define your lifecycles at the site level not the org level. If they are defined at the org level you will not be able to move files across the org boundary.