Using Component data from Prediction Libraries in fault trees in the FTA module
Hey there. We've been using Windchill 11.0 to build reliability prediction models using the component failure data libraries. But we get more use out of the FTA module in order to work out boolean logic of various failures. The basic events of the fault trees have properties that need to be manually entered, like failure rate/probability, etc.
But, is there a way to assign/link component data from the prediction library to events in the FTA? It seems like the Prediction library is isolated from the FTA module, meaning a lot of copy/paste.
Nevermind. Within the FTA module, for each component there is a way to link data from the prediction work to the FTA basic events. Within your FTA, right-click the basic event and choose "Data Linking". From there, you can choose "Link Data...", "remove link" or "go to the linked data". The latter two are ghosted if you haven't already set up a link. The first option allows you to connect to any existing items within the Prediction File of your project (if you've previously set up).