This Feature Friday post will uncover a nifty feature in the Attachments tab. For review, the Attachments tab is where you can drag and drop files onto an Item. Anything that supports the item and has a file extension including documents, images, etc. is viable here. To see this in action, watch the Drag and Drop Attachments with PLM 360 video up on PLM TV.
Now for the best part: Just about every PLM workspace has the Attachments tab enabled, making it very popular and useful. You can spot this in various workspaces, lurking amongst the other tabs, housing any files that support the record.
Now, the nature of PLM 360 is that it’s a collection of processes that relate together all necessary items into a powerful solution - as seen below in the constellation view when you click the Visualize icon. From here, you can get to any other linked Item, view the data in the tabs, etc. But wait, it gets better…
If you have Attachments in those related Items, you don’t necessarily need to navigate away to that other Workspace to view them. PLM 360 provides shortcuts to related attachments, right within the primary Item you’re looking at.
This is a great feature, and saves a little time in navigation to other locations within PLM 360 just to open & view attached files.