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RE : Reference Link visibility

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RE : Reference Link visibility

Hi Bob,

It sounds like an issue. We are on Windchill Foundation 8 M020, and
reference links are visible from both sides … like on our previous
Windchill release (6.2.6 DSU 11)

Best regards

Gregory Perasso, France


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Objet : [solutions] Reference Link visibility

We are currently performing bulk-loads of data for our Windchill 7.0
M020 deployment, and are at the stage of loading our links between parts
and documents.

I understood the difference in behavior between a "Describes" document
link and a "Reference" document link, being that "Describes" links a
part to a specific document revision and "Reference" links to the
document master, thus showing all revisions of the document.

What we were not told however is that reference links are only visible
from the part side. The "Related Documents" table shows the reference
link to the document master, however the "Related Parts" table on the
document details page is blank.

Our users have a need to see what is affected by a change. We may have
a work instruction that shows how to operate a particular piece of
filling equipment, and this instruction is referenced by 25 different
assemblies. If I am revising this document, I want to know what
products are affected, and do not want to have to revise 25 different
parts just to maintain that link.

Has anyone else had a similar scenario? Short of customizing the
system, I am thinking that some sort of report using Query builder may
provide the information that they need.

Regards,



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Robert M. Priest, PE, PMP
Lead Engineer / PLM Program Manager

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RE: Reference Link visibility

I was able to test this. It works for "Associate Document" from the
details page. The user is prompted first what to choose. However, the
documentation tab in PIM does not ask and they are all describe by
links. My team will have to consider the impact of this functionality.
The problem I have is what it implies. We use related documents to
indicate that a part or assembly should adhere to some spec or
requirement document. It could be an industry spec like J-STD-001 or
MilSpec. With describe by links, it is clear that this version of the
part adheres to this version of the document. However, a reference link
would imply that it should adhere to any and all future versions of that
document. On the one hand, you are ensuring that any change to the spec
is reviewed and design changes are made. On the other hand, you have to
potentially revise the part with each document revision.


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