WorkManager Concepts & Schema. Course Outline. The Old “Business Rules” Traditional LBNL CAD Method New “Business Rules” Engineering Data Management WorkManager Schema New WorkManager practices Changes to OneSpace Designer. The Old “Business Rules” (i.e. none) Traditional LBNL CAD Method.
Which is the master model for a given design?
Where is the master model (whose directory)?
Which model goes with which print?
How do several people work on a design concurrently?
CoCreate does not support working with Packages!!
There is no archive of 3D models ...
How many times must you fill out that information?
Can you easily search online for prints using category code, author, date, or keyword information?
Who approved the model?
LBL Master is NOT approved released data; only the hard copy is official!
Also called EDM or PDM
Allows many people to work on a design concurrently.
All data is stored to one server, not spread through every user’s personal directory.
Allows data to be easily searched by standard information such as author, date, category code and title information.
Allows parts and subassemblies to be easily reused in many different assemblies.
Allows partial loads and suppressed container loading.
It’s easy to find the model that goes with a print or vice versa.
It’s easier to revise models and prints.
A new revision must be made to make changes to released models and prints. The revision is automatically incremented for you.
The designer is prompted for change notes that are automatically incorporated in the revised print.
userID = your WorkManager login
state = working, pending check, checked, or released
permissions = combination of state, userID, and group allowed to modify data
Data must be “reserved” and in a “work” state to be modified. While you have a model or print reserved, only you can make changes.
Your data cannot be modified by someone else unless you or your supervisor chooses to allow it.
Released models and prints cannot be changed. A new revision must be made to make changes to 3D models and 2D prints.
Any data the designer enters only has to be entered once in WorkManager, reducing the likelihood of typos.
Drawing card information is stored in the database and automatically fills out the title block in the associated print.
The release process in which the state of the data goes from “work” to “released” records the author, approver and dates in the database. This is the “electronic signature.”
When a print is released, a PDF document is automatically generated and associated to the 2D print and 3D model and released to the print room.
The PDF version can be viewed onscreen and printed from Acrobat Reader without using Annotation or it can be exported to e-mail to someone.
The new electronic print room will automatically link these released PDF prints to the web job order system. (ETA April or May 2003)
(WorkManager Server)WorkManager Schema (1 of 4)
The 3D model document data and 2D print document data as well as the electronic drawing card information or metadata are all stored over the network to the WorkManager Server.
or printsWorkManager Schema (2 of 4)
Use WorkManager to to load models and prints - you can load anybody’s data – but not necessarily change it
Use the Database Menu in OSD to save new or modified data
List of Documents
Related to current
Document EditorWorkManager Schema (3 of 4)
3D Model Document
2D Drawing Document
linkWorkManager Schema (4 of 4)
Drawing Card information (print number, category code, title, etc.) is stored in a Masterdata Part record
3D models and 2D print documents are related to the appropriate Masterdata Part by links
Clear buttonNew WM practices (1 of 2)
Clear fields before starting a new search
Search any field in any combination
Use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard character
find records created by “osborn” which contain “PART” in TITLE3
Load buttonNew WM practices (2 of 2)
Once Masterdata has been located, select the appropriate 2D print or 3D model from the Related Documents list and hit the Load button
Locked Part in OSDChanges to OSD practices (1 of 4)
The modify flag (floppy disk icon) indicates that you have made changes that need to be saved.
The read only (or locked) flag indicates that you do not have permission to make changes.
Reserved and in “work”
3D Model Unlocked in OSD
loadChanges to OSD practices (2 of 4)
You cannot load up any model you like and change it. You must have permission to modify existing data. Permission is allowed if the data is reserved by you and in a “work” state.
You can store new versions or copy data whether it is yours or someone else’s.
Released 3D Model Locked in OSD
loadChanges to OSD practices (3 of 4)
Released models and prints are locked regardless of who created them.
Released models and prints cannot be changed without storing a new revision or copying and storing as New Data. Period.
Saving New Data
Saving Modified Data
Database IconChanges to OSD practices (4 of 4)
Save new models or make changes to existing models using the Database Menu
Options are provided to save New Data, Overwrite existing data, or store New Versions as appropriate
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