Record time spent Modeling?

Hi All
Quick question,
Does Proe WF 2.0 record time spent on modeling?
My boss wants to show hours worked on parts, assemblies, drawings etc.
Thanks
Geoff
Reply to
JimiH
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My boss does this by looking at the time stamps placed on each numbered .prt file in the folder. Since he saves frequently he can get within a few minutes.
Later,
Charlie
Reply to
Charlie Gary
Try 'Info>Audit Trail' which'll give a total time spent on the model as well as the last save date and all the users/workstations that worked on it, like an abbreviated Intralink 'Information' screen.
Reply to
David Janes
Hmmm, im supprised that you americans are OK with your boss monitoring you like this.
Here in Norway this would in most cases not be accepted by the designers and engineers.
What can you possible read from the time spendt on a part anyways? isnt? engineering more than creating features in a CAD tool?
Reply to
huggre
We charge our customers for design work and would like to guage how much time is spent on modeling etc
Geoff
Reply to
JimiH
Also, in some circumstances if engineer A spends 6 hours making a part that engineer B spent 2 hours on making the same on, either a pay scale would be created based on his/her ability, or a pink slip would be offered......
Reply to
Stu
Sounds like a dangerous incentive system. I can produce crap models as quickly as anyone else but the reverse is not often true.
Reply to
RageX
Personally, I like to turn the model on and then take a 4 hour coffee break. The model is open and accruing time, but I'm not doing any work. OK, I'm being facetious, but I've found a watch or wall clock and a little notebook next to my computer is still the best time keeper for tracking hours worked on a specific job. --Scott
Sounds like a dangerous incentive system. I can produce crap models as quickly as anyone else but the reverse is not often true.
Reply to
swizzle
GOD! What is next, the number of "clicks" you make within Pro/E??? What a joke!
I would encourage your manager to look for something else to measure. I can produce a rock 3x faster than the the next guy; the real question is the "quality" and "flexability" of the results you produce. If it takes 4 hours to produce a flexible and robust model the first time, and 30 seconds to yield a brand new design the second (with documentation already done) - which is more valuable to the company?
I think your boss needs to reconsider his metrics and methods - very quickly... This is not a meaningful endeavor - seriously. Well, unless you are in a job "drilling holes in sheet metal all day."
It also sounds like your company has poor modeling standards if you have that much variation in modeling of the same thing amongt users. I would focus on that first before pushing pink slips to people...
Good Luck.
Dave
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davidhbigelow

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