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Part Described By Document Link Questions

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Part Described By Document Link Questions

Hi all,

We are in wc 11.0

We are going to use Part Described by document links.

2 questions.,

1. How to show that a used Revision of a document is the Latest Revision or Not Latest Revision? (Remember this is a Described by link)

Strangely the OOTB system attribute "Latest" is for Iteration. Is there OOTB system attribute to know if it is the latest Revision?

2. Is there preference or property to delete  from the "Described by" link ---the old Revision of the document and link the Latest Revision of that document?

Because user will not know that the connected document is not the latest Revision. There is a high need for this.

Is this an enhancement done in WC 11.0 or do we need to do customization?

Thanks & Have a nice day!

Hari

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Re: Part Described By Document Link Questions

Thanks for bringing this up. We're having at the moment the same problem with a customer.

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Re: Part Described By Document Link Questions

Do you have a specific business use case to use only "Describe link" instead of  "Reference Link" where the link is Version-->Master unlike describe link which is "Version-->Version".

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Re: Part Described By Document Link Questions

Yes, there are some use cases. E.g. Software binary code, calculations,.. Documents which are revision specific.

Most of the time the problem starts with the change. In the CN the user revises the WTPart and e.g. the CAD-Document. But then he revises also the calculation and there the problem starts! This new Document revision is not connected to the newest WTPart revision anymore. The user needs to manually disconnect the old revision and add the new revision to it.

I do have a Business Rule written to check this. But that's very late in the change process. So it would be really nice to have some warnings on the WTPart-Document table to see this conflict.

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Re: Part Described By Document Link Questions

This is a quite complex issue but also a commen requirement. You can not use reference link since you will loose control with which information your part was produced. Baselines would help production relevant information should be describe links.

we have solved it via custom code during the release process. The document will be linked to all occasions like the precedessor revision when it gets approved.

You could also implement it in the revise but then you have two revisions of same doc linked. Rev A released and rev B in work. This is only visible if you have the doc/part association logic preference enabled.

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Re: Part Described By Document Link Questions

Oliver Droop‌ - Documents on a reference link can use the config spec to resolve the version - that is baseline or effectivity.  Are you trying to solve the linkage history or the product configuration?  Its not clear to me

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Re: Part Described By Document Link Questions

Hi,

Looks like we have to do customization to achieve the functionality mentioned as point 2.

I was wondering that for point 1, the function "Go to Latest" can be hooked up as a link attribute the described by Link.

Thanks & Regards

Hari

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