Before users can start creating Collaboration Links from the ELM Application to Windchill , you need to define what Windchill products will be visible to the project you manage. This is done by defining associations between your project and the Windchill products. Once set, the association type will define on its own the available link types to create from the ELM project to the Windchill product. It is worth to mention that when creating an association, the available association types will depend in turn on the nature (domain) of the ELM Application.
This app supports the following associations and corresponding link types per application domain:
|Application Domain||Association Type||Compatible Application Artifacts||Collaboration Link Type|
|Requirements Management (RM)||Provides - Requirements||Requirement||Derives From Architecture Element|
|Refined By Architecture Element|
|Satisfied By Architecture Element|
|Traced By Architecture Element|
|Requirements Management (RM)||Uses - Implementation Requests||Requirement||Implemented By|
|Requirements Management (RM)||Uses - Requirements Change Requests||Requirement||Tracked By|
|Change Management (CM)||Provides - Related Change Requests||Change Request||Related Change Request|
|Affects Plan Item|
|Affected By Defect|
|Quality Management (QM)||Uses - Architecture Elements||Test Case||Validates Architecture Element|
|Quality Management (QM)||Uses - Defects||Test Case||Tests Development Item|
|Test Execution Record||Blocking Defect|
|Test Result||Affected By Change Request|
|Quality Management (QM)||Uses - Quality Management Tasks||Test Plan, Test Case, Test Execution Record, Test Script||Related Change Request|
To create an association with a Windchill product:
Addbutton (Add Association).
Associationcombo, and by looking at the above table, select the association type depending on the outgoing link types required.
Authorize Applicationpage which is a last confirmation to allow Windchill accessing the ELM Application information on behalf the user you used to login . Click the
Allowbutton and then close the pop-up window when indicated if it is not closed automatically.
Add Associationdialog, a new
Projectfield will display the available projects for the logged-in user. Choose the project to which you want to create the association and click the
To remove an association:
Product Associationstable, select the association row and click on the red remove icon.
OKbutton in the opened
Savebutton of the project configuration page.