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Problem: Where-Used command not working for family of parts for ST6 and Sharepoint foundation 2010


Hi Solid edge users,

I am using Solid edge ST6 and Windows Sharepoint Foundation 2010 as a PLM using Solid edge insight connect. On SharePoint, we have below folders like released, pre-release and obsolete.


Live products’ drawings are kept on released folder using solid edge insight connect. Whenever any ECO/ECN is performed on any released component, a revision/copy of released component is create on pre-released folder with next revision. Once cad work is completed, new revised component(.dft, .par) is released and older revision which is on released folder is moved to obsolete folder.


Here as per PLM process defined, whenever any component is revised from released folder all its linked assembly and draft files are updated to new revised component. This is working fine for regular components. But it is not working for family of parts. Whenever any family of component is revised, linked assembly file is not searched using ‘Where-Used’ command.


Does anyone know the solution of above problem? Please advise.


Thanks, Jayawant Kamble


Re: Problem: Where-Used command not working for family of parts for ST6 and Sharepoint foundation 20

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Gears Esteemed Contributor

Shouldn't be any problem specific to FOP members as the Where Used command doesn't see them any different when used in assemblies.  In Insight the Where used uses the SEDocID of the file you are performing Where Used on and looks in the SELinkData column for where it is referenced.  If files like the assemblies and drafts are being moved as part of your process, be aware that you are esentially creating a new file in SharePoint while deleting the old and it will take a few minutes for the index to catch up and correctly list the SELinkData.  Also, I'm assuming you are performing the Where Used on the old revision as the new revision will not be used by anything unless you performed a manual replace.

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