When processing a Change Notice we want to get the proposed change reviewed and commented on before we create the new revision of the document. We are trying to capture any comments as an attachment to the Change Notice, however this is quite awkward because the file has to be saved externally and then added back in as a new attachment. Is anybody using any other way to collect review comments within Windchill that overcomes this issue?
Are you saying you want to capture the proposed changes of each of the drawings added to the CN or a comment about the overall reason for the CN?
We've been using CIB review to add comments prior to actioning any revisions on Change Tasks. However those comments have to be pretty short, or they run off the page. On the attached image you can see a short comment on the CIB task appears, but a longer one on a Change task runs off the screen. We have (as of yet) found no way to wrap the text in a Change Task (or any Task) comments field.
James - Windchill 11.0
In every column you have the Wrap Text option. Each column header has the drop-down arrow when you put your mouse over it.
We are using either a review form (an Excel spreadsheet) or a marked up copy of the document under review. This is included as an attachment on the CN.
Thanks James, we do use comments where we only need to capture a few brief comments, but even with wrapping (thanks Steve) don't find them particularly useful where there are a number of comments.
Couple of reasons,
1. they are still a bit buried away and not that easy for users to access.
2. where the spreadsheet is used it is because we want to be able to collect metrics on the review results
But we will have a further look at whether we can use this approach more effectively, we may have decided that it wouldn't work a bit quickly.
I don't know if this will help but we created a tab of our own to show all the tables we are interested in. The out of the box Details tab does not have the Tasks for Change Process table on the same page as the Attachments or other info. Other than that I don't know if there is anything else you can do unless you get some customization.