The SPB16.3 release of Allegro Design Workbench (ADW) now adds several new key features to the part and model status capabilities.
As a part moves through its part lifecycle, ADW provides the ability to control how that part behaves.
These new features include:
- A “Development” status for library development operations
- Part lifecycle for business operations
- Ability to define behavior based on part’s lifecycle
- Early release of a part without full validation (Part Pre-release)
- Easy change from pre-release to release without check-out
The number of Development status values has been reduced to:
- Checked-In & Verified
There are new Distribution status values added as an attribute with these values:
- Pending Distribution (for a new or checked out model)
- Pending Delete (for models and parts that have been marked for delete and pending distribution)
- Distributed (after library distribution for the latest version)
To summarize, you now have:
- An attribute for parts that controls the placement of parts in the Component Browser.
- The attribute is independent of the library flow and can be customized.
- A lifecycle status can be associated to one of the 3 actions:
- Add with Warning
- Do not add
- Do not show
- The lifecycle status of a part can be changed even if it is in released state (there is no need to checkout a part).
- A tool tip exists for part rows in the Component Browser showing the associated Lifecycle along with Action.
- A highlight color can be assigned for each Lifecycle status. Part rows in Component Browser are shown with that color.
As always, I welcome your feedback on how you're using ADW.
Jerry "GenPart" Grzenia