Can you tell me if ProjectLink 9.0 has the ability to track resources for a person across projects? For example, John is on project XYZ at 60% and on project 123 at 50%. Would there be a way to run a report that says that John is over utilized? I don't see this OOTB but I'm wondering if it couldn't be queried via Cognos or the Query Builder? Thoughts? Joe Priest CAD Database Administrator Synthes, USA 610-719-6903
I have a question and I hope that someone can shed some light on what is going on.
I have a ProjectLink project started and have been using it for about a year. At one point during the last year I checked out a couple of parts to the project and we made some changes to the parts and checked them back into the PDMLink Commonspace. Now the other day I needed to share those same parts to the project, but it will not allow me to share the parts because it says that they are already in the project.
It looks like the project is remembering those parts I added and removed earlier in the year. Is this how project is supposed to work? And is there a way to clear it out?
I think this section of the User's Guide might be what you are looking for.
I never found this functionality to be helpful since I would have hoped that changes in PDMLink more readily, and automatically update to the project, but I can see where others might want this kind of separation of data from the internal PDMLink version to the shared ProjectLink version.
PDMLink 9.1 User's Manual, pages 115-116
Updating a Project When an object is shared from PDM to a project, the iteration defined during the Add to Project action is added to a project baseline. A user is able to share a set of objects using a specific configuration and later share another set of objects using a different configuration. Over time, objects shared to the project may get iterated in PDM; the iteration in the project may no longer be the latest, or it may no longer adhere to the configuration specification originally used for sharing the object to the project. The update action is invoked from the project page and applies to all objects contained in the project baseline. The update action updates the project baseline with newer iterations of the shared objects from the PDM system. The new iterations are determined based on the configuration specification provided by the user at the time of the update. The iterations that were previously in the porject baseline and are currently downloaded to workspaces continue to be shared. However, those iterations will no long be used in subsequent downloads to workspaces.
I think that I may have found out what was causing the problem.
When I shared the drawing and let Windchill collect the dependant objects it would select the objects that were removed from the project. But if I selected just the components and not he drawing everything was able to be shared as usual.
So it looks like it had something to do with the drawing.
It is possible to "Automatically execute activities and deliver tasks" from a project template? I am trying to reduce the amount of steps needed to create a project. I do not want to have to go through all the steps of the New Project creation wizard.
Also can the project category be set in the project template.
Thanks Rich Richard Stavish Pro/E System Administrator
When I was at Lifetime, we did just this. We created project templates that were set to automatically execute activities and deliver the tasks. You can also define the category in your template.
I would recommend that you keep a defined project so that you can easily update your templates. If you do need to make a change, you can change your defined project, export it to a file and then import that file in as a new iteration of your template.
Hope this helps,
Dax Williams Engineering E-Tools Administrator GE Healthcare OEC