How to remove calculated links for a drawing from WT-part?

Published: 2020-10-28

Description


  • How to remove calculated links for a drawing from WT-part?:


  • Error message in Creo Parametric when checking in drawing A which has calculated link to drawing B:

    "Operation failed because the user did not have the necessary permission on the following objects to perform the operation: 
    Design Part - <NUMBER>, <NAME>, <REVISION>"

  • Error message in Windchill PDMLink when checking in drawing A which has calculated link to drawing B:

    "ATTENTION: Cannot checkin object to Shared folder. 
    Cannot check in Design Part - <NUMBER>, <NAME>, <REVISION> to a shared folder. 
    It has an active association to a source (Assembly - <NUMBER>.asm, <NUMBER>) which is not in a folder. 

    Cannot check in Design Part - <NUMBER>, <NAME>, <REVISION> to a shared folder. 
    It has an active association to a source (Drawing - <NUMBER>.drw, <NUMBER>) which is not in a shared folder
  • ​Calculated link was created to WT-part when the calculated drawing (B) had the other model  (A) on it. 

  • To remove the calculated link the link must be removed by removing the assembly (A) from drawing (B)

  1. ​​Create a new workspace

  2. Download drawing B (which have the calculated link on it) to the workspace

  3. Open the drawing B 

  4. Check active models on the drawing, in this case we should only have model A on it (in example: 418925.asm):

  5. Delete Model A (in example: 424625.asm):

  6. Make sure that only have model A on active on the drawing (in example: 418925.asm):

  7. Check in drawing + assembly and make sure that the WT-part is associated

  8. The calculated link is now removed. 


In this example the drawing had incorrect linking to its drawing, this should not be "Contributing Content" link, it should be "Content" as Association type.
The following steps is how to change link type:

  1. In the workspace make sure you have both WT-part, Assembly, Drawing (latest)

  2. Make sure to tick all checkboxes for the 3 objects, press Edit --> Edit Association from the workspace menu:

  3. Change the link-type to Content, press OK:

  4. Save and Check in assembly + drawing

  5. Result should now be correct for the object: