Configuring Global Configuration Management (GCM) with a Windchill local configuration

If a Windchill product or library administrator has enabled Configuration Management and has created a Local Configuration on the product or library, this configuration can be added to a Global Configuration within the GCM application.

To add a Windchill Local Configuration to a Global Configuration:

  1. Open the ELM Global Configuration Management (GCM) application.
  2. Make sure that GCM and Windchill are friends with each other.
  3. Open your GCM project area administration page, and make sure that a "Uses - Configurations" association to the Windchill product or library has been configured.
  4. In GCM, navigate to the desired Component and Global Configuration.
  5. Click on Add Configurations
  6. Select Windchill - Product Lifecycle Management to open the selection dialog.
  7. In the selection dialog, select the Windchill product or library to choose a configuration from. You can then filter the configuration by type and by name, select one and click on OK.

The selected configuration is now participating to the current Global Configuration. It is now possible to create or display collaboration links between ELM artifacts and Windchill Parts that participate to this GC.