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Automate PDF with Document Revision

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

Hello All,

 

I have the following requirement. We are using TC 11.2.1.

We have Item revision with CAD Dataset where PDF's are automatically generated from CAD.

On the other hand we have Document (Item) Revisions that exist in Teamcenter.

+ Item Revision:

   ++ CATDrawing Dataset     IMAN_specification

   ++ PDF 1                              IMAN_manifestation

   ++ PDF 2                              IMAN_manifestation

 

+ Document 1

          ++Document 1 Revision

+ Document 2

          ++Document 2 Revision

 

I want to reference the PDF dataset to the correct Document Revision.(PDF Object Name = Document Item ID) . How can this be automated with out customization?

 

Expected Result:

+ Item Revision:

   ++ CAD Dataset         IMAN_specification

   ++ PDF 1                    IMAN_manifestation

   ++ PDF 2                    IMAN_manifestation

   ++ Relation (pseudo folder):

       +++ Document 1 Revision

          ++++ PDF 1 (Reference)

       +++ Document 2 Revision

          ++++ PDF 2 (Reference)

 

Anything that can be done within BMIDE, without need for programming?

 

Thanks in Advance

Arun

5 REPLIES

Re: Automate PDF with Document Revision

Genius
Genius

Hi

Can you explain why you need to attach a dataset to another item revision?

 

Jörgen

Re: Automate PDF with Document Revision

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

Jörgen,

 

That is Customer requirement. Customer tells me that they would like to control access to various PDF's via Project ID's so only relevant people have access to them.

 

That's why they want Document Item for every single PDF and assign project to this Document.

Re: Automate PDF with Document Revision

Genius
Genius

ok but can't you just filter out the PDF from the item in the project?

We have some folder for PDF, CAD, BOM ... in our Project setup and in these we only show the released objects.

That way we remove all unnecessary stuff (forms, text datasets etc) and make it more easy for e.g project managers to see relevant data.

If you assign the projects that an item shall relate to and then have a Smart Filter applied you can show only the PDFs. Then for each project different people have access.
This is our Project structure,

 

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... for me that seems more easy than creating an different item just for the PDF dataset which already exist on another item, but maybe I'm missing something.

 

Re: Automate PDF with Document Revision

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

Thanks for the idea. We still need to do some customization to achieve this.

Our Smart folders need to be re-configured to use this way. I will give it a try.

 

Kind Regards,

Arun G

Re: Automate PDF with Document Revision

Genius
Genius

Give it a try. One think just to have in mind ... all Smartfolders with same name get same filter ...  så think that through. It might be so that you need different filter for almost the same as it may be an requirement from your users to show e.g PDF files that have status Released but some other group require PDFs with both status Released and Approved.