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Wt.part vs. EPMDoc vs. others? Explanation / Documentation?

DavidFrancis
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Wt.part vs. EPMDoc vs. others? Explanation / Documentation?

Can anyone point me to a good explanation or documentation defininjg the differences of these objects and their usage?


I have an idea in my mind, but I want to get the real scoop before I answer my uuser base.



Thanks,


David T. Francis

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David,


The Windchill Help Center has a topic, entitled Object Types, that provides a high-level definition of each object. There is also a Configuration and Change Management Overview that is intended as a conceptual overview of those functions of Windchill, and there is a quite a bit more information about parts to be found there. Getting to Work with Creo and Managing CAD Data (starting with Introduction to the Workspace) are good resources for information about CAD documents.


I hope this is helpful; as always, I'll appreciate any feedback.


Regards,


Jane

Have always wondered what "EPM" stands for. Most places in the system labeled as "CAD" but not all and all the code says EPM.
Just curious.

On 08/21/13 16:33, Lockwood, Mike wrote:
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> Have always wondered what "EPM" stands for.
>

Electronic Part Model ?

> Most places in the system labeled as "CAD" but not all and all the code says EPM.
>
> Just curious.
>
> *From:*Jane Zupfer [ that provides a high-level definition of each object. There is also a Configuration and Change Management Overview
> <that">http://www.ptc.com/cs/help/windchill_hc/wc101_hc/index.jspx?id=CCMOviewIntroduction&action=sho... is intended as a conceptual overview of those functions of Windchill, and there is a quite a bit more information about parts to be found there. Getting to Work with Creo
> <and">http://www.ptc.com/cs/help/windchill_hc/wc101_hc/index.jspx?id=ProEWCIntegGWGetToWork&action=sh... Managing CAD Data (starting withIntroduction to the Workspace <)">http://www.ptc.com/cs/help/windchill_hc/wc101_hc/index.jspx?id=CADxSrvrWspOviewWspIntro&action=sh... are good resources for
> information about CAD documents.
>
> I hope this is helpful; as always, I'll appreciate any feedback.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jane
>
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I believe it dates back to the late 1990s, and originally stood for
"Engineering Process Management"


EPM stands for "Enterprise Product Model".

In Reply to Mike Lockwood:


Have always wondered what "EPM" stands for. Most places in the system labeled as "CAD" but not all and all the code says EPM.
Just curious.

It would not surprise me if it was something like E.... Part Master, like
Engineering Part Master or something. Really, the names that evolved for
CAD and WTParts are so hopelessly confusing that it is tough to talk
about them to a non-expert: part (PRT or WTPart?), assembly (ASM or
WTPart with children?), drawing (DRW, WTDocument Drawing?), and wait until
you try options and variants: a "configurable module, collapsible, not
end item, not-gathering wtpart" has an owner link to a "Creo Configurable
Product" even if the wtpart is an "assembly", while a "configurable
module, not-collapsible, end item, not-gathering wtpart" has an owner link
to a "Creo Configurable Module." And so on. Just talking to a non-expert
is so confusing that we have created an internal "taxonomy" of terms that
combine CAD and WTPart linked objects into "Part Packages" such that when
we say "Configurable Assembly," for example, we are talking about a very
specific set of attribute combinations on an owner-linked wtpart WITH its
owner linked Creo Configurable Product object - the one term refers to
both at the same time.

Al







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