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Revise Issue

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Revise Issue

All,


i would like to get your advice on the following issue we got into.


as part of our promotion process we produce wtdocs automaticaly and "attahed" then to the coresponding wtpart, using "wt.part.LoadPart.createPartDocDescribes".


now, when a user revises a part using theReviseaction, the new version of the part always carries forward the link to the document.


is there an option to set the system not to do so ?



Thanks


Rami


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RE: Revise Issue

Hi Rami



there are two ways to link wtdoc. One is for the reference documents (this is a wtdoc subtype) and the other as described by.


They used to behave differently up to PDMLink 8. Then in 9.0 they added flexibility where both can be revised but one will remain at the version it was attached to, while the other type will be carried over.



I can't recall which one. I think it is the reference document which is carried over.



I would check which type of wtdoc you actually create and check which type you should be using.


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Revise Issue

Described By Links are Part Version to Document Version. You should use
ECTs to Revise Parts and Described By Documents with the A-->B Revise
button. If you do that from "Rev A" of the part and document as Affected
Objects, then "Rev B" of those parts and documents only link to each other
so that "Rev B" of the part does not carry over the link to "Rev A" of the
Document. We do this for linked drawings.

Manual Revision of a WTPart will carry over a described by link to the new
revision by default.

Example.

Manual "Actions-->Revise" from a WTPart Revision A with a Described By
Link to a WTDocument Revision A
results in
a WTPart Revision B with a Described By Link to a WTDocument Revision A

However, if you attach a WTPart Revision A with a Described By Link to a
WTDocument Revision A as Affected Objects on an ECT
then you use the select-all, "A-->B" revise button in the Affected
Objects section of the ECT
than automatically Windchill will create
WTPart Revision B with a Described By Link to a WTDocument Revision B as
Resulting Objects on the same ECT.

Its very effective for managing Described By links, especially with CAD
owner links where this is critical, but also with WTDocument Described By
links.

As for Part Reference Links from Part to Document, those link a Part
Version to a Document Master. You should not worry about those "carrying
over" on a part revision since you would typically want a reference from
revision A of a part to carry over revision B of a part by default, given
the nature of most reference documents. If the link was "version
specific" then you would have used a described by link.

Al








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