Enhancement Details

Enhanced checkout of non-latest

An additional preference option has been added to enhance the checkout non-latest iterations, allowing for a user to configure whether to be prompted with a warning message when checking-out a non-latest version.

Product Information

Product Collaboration Solutions
PDM & Process Solutions
Product / Module PTC Arbortext Content Manager
PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
Version 9.1
Product Functional Area Pro/ENGINEER Data Management
User Interface Location  
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

Cases arise where it makes sense to initiate a change from an earlier iteration than the current latest.  In 9.0, the ability to check-out a non-latest iteration was introduced to allow this behavior.  When enabled and a user attempted to checkout a non-latest iteration an overriddable conflict was thrown as a warning to make users aware of the operation about to be performed.   Starting with 9.1, to further streamline the user’s experience an additional value has been added allowing to control whether the overriddable conflict is thrown, or not, when the ‘Allow checkout of non-latest iterations’ preference is enabled.