I have a critical issue... which is making me eager to solve in a easy way..
I have a 'n' number of fasteners (say Bolt "A") in windchill... which I have to replace with a another existing part (say Bolt "B")...
Both the bolts "A" & "B" are used in many places..
I am washing out the Bolt "A" from windchill and whatsoever database...
Can i do this by help of windchill... "Without affecting in model..."
Is there any way to do this
Please feel free to comment anything...
Thanks & Regards
There is a setting in Windchill that hides the presence of a Replace function. It is turned off by default to prevent users making a mess by making bad substitutions. It is up to your Windchill administrator to handle this.
It sounds like it's too late, but if the new part hasn't been created yet, you can do a Workspace Save-As. Bring into the Workspace all models where the component is used and use Save-As. It will first ask for the new name and then it will bring up a screen to allow selecting new parents. It is a one-time replacement, as far as I can tell, and requires the parents to be both un-modified and able to be checked out. I think it does the check-out automatically.
A couple of thoughts...
A couple of options for getting this done;
If it were me I would do option A and just live with a lingering CAD "A"... maybe move it to a location (Context or Folder) that prevents designers from using in new designs and prompts replacement when modifying existing usages.
The above assumes that these are not members of the same Family Table.
Hi David & Keir,
Thanks for pouring in your ideas.
You have assumed it right it is NOT family table.
The issue is i have some 100's of fasteners to replace with another equivalent fastener.
This i have to do in say 10,000 assemblies.
Is it possible?
I don't mind if Part "A" is wiped off because it is not going to be used any more in any cost.
Vivek Rajan N