Enhancement Details

Security Labels and Agreements

Security labels and agreements have been enhanced to allow selection of a specific revision of an object covered by an agreement, a range of revisions, or all revisions within a specific beginning and ending date. Security labels and agreements have also been enhanced to allow extending an agreement to include related change objects of the primary object and the agreement effects.

Product Information

Product Collaboration Solutions
PDM & Process Solutions
PTC Windchill
Product / Module PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
Version 10.0
Product Functional Area 2D Design
Access Control
User Interface Location  
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

In previous Windchill releases an agreement allowed access to all revisions on an object.  In Windchill 10.0, agreements administrators have the ability to select only specific revisions or a range of revisions.  This enables agreements administrators to restrict access to earlier design revisions of an object that they may not want an agreement to allow access to while allowing access to a later revision. Agreements administrators can also select a date range instead of a specific revision.  For example, if the initial “released” revision of an object became available July 1, 2010, an agreements administrator could select that as the starting date, allowing access to the initial released and subsequent revisions of the object.  All revisions prior to the July 1, 2010 date would be restricted.

Also, agreements administrators now have the option to automatically extend an agreement to cover related change objects.  Prior to Windchill 10.0, a user had to explicitly include any or all related change objects into the agreement.  By optionally allowing the agreements administrator to extend coverage to related changes, the process of finding the appropriate related changes is simplified, is much faster, and is less error prone.  If desired, the agreements administrator can still explicitly include a related change as well.