I am trying to write OBSOLETE at the end of a large list of part files, and was wondering if there is a quick way of doing so. I want the item ids of the part files, and the descriptions of every item within that part file to have a suffix of OBS. I can change the description of multiple selected files by going into edit properties and then using the find/replace functionality to add a suffix. However, the main part files need to have their item ids changed and it says I cant edit multiple item Ids at the same time. I can also do it with ITK code but I cant find any specific function for it. GTAC suggesed looking through AOM_set functions but non relate to the task at hand.Any help would be appreciated.
NX 11 | SW 2016 | Creo 4 | TcUA 11.4
Evaluating: AW 3.4
On top of what @RandyEllsworth suggested, you can have a AM rule to revoke copy privileges on the items with Obsolete status.
This preverts users from cloning any part with Obsolete or an equivalent status
I/we would like a part that obsolete, to not only not be editable, but also not be able to be added to new assemblies. Our feeling, is if the part is obsolete, it shouldn't be used in new assemblies.
I use a WF handler, PS-check-assembly-status-progression, to prevent assemblies from being status if any component in the assembly doesn't have a proper status. This prevents our obsoleted item revisions from getting included in a released assembly.
You can also use the BOM grading functionality in Structure Manager to do something similar by flagging components that are not compliant with your defined business practices.
Also, if using NX, I think you can use Check-Mate to flag them too.