We've now done > 10,000 changes electronically using Windchill Change Requests / Notices / Tasks. In parallel, we've been creating full product Structure for all new and changed Parts/Assy's (DESIGN View only so far). Some 50,000 Parts exist, with 800,000 where-used relationships.
Changes to drawing dimensions, notes, text in Word documents, etc. are handled by marking up a representation stored in Windchill, which is duly approved, then executed.
But - For BOM changes we still print and mark up a BOM from the ERP system, then attach that to the Windchill change request. Windchill product structure is modified to match. We then run a comparison of the updated ERP BOM toWindchill product structure (via sophisticated Excel macros) as a check.
We're hoping to evolve to defining BOM changes in Windchill by somehow marking / annotating / making a draft of Product Structure, and having that approved and then executed during the change process. It does not currently seem straight forward to do this.
So, the question is: Is anyone currently actually using Windchill to somehow propose BOM changes and using that in change management? If so, we'd love to compare notes. If not, we'd love to understand what is preventing you from doing so.
thanks in advance
I just came across this post, a little older one I know but I am looking for a solution to a similar feature.
Has any one of you got some insights into this, as in how are BOM changes handled in change management in Windchill11. Any references or ideas would be great.