With Teamcenter 10.1 the TC Audit Manager has been expanded and renewed. The aim was to display transactions, processes and events more transparent and clear and to enable an easier configuration.

What is the audit system?

Via the Teamcenter audit system, it is possible to record and evaluate events in the Teamcenter environment in an easy way. By storing the audit data in the database, complex reports can be created and shown contextually in the respective applications by means of queries.

So for example it is possible to detect any change in one part with user and date and display it directly on this part (overview - "Summary view"). These records can be exported as Excel or CSV files and used (thanks to their clear presentation) to evaluations and inspections.

The audit logs are grouped in the Summary view as follows:

Log Name Description
Workflow Logs Displays workflow logs
License Change/Export Logs Displays ADA License export logs
File Access Logs Displays file access logs
Structure Logs Displays structure logs
Schedule Logs Displays schedule logs
General Log Displays all other general audit logs

*ADA License
Application that administers International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), intellectual property (IP), and exclude licenses. It provides enhanced control and new attributes for these licenses. ADA stands for Authorized Data Access.

The changes in TC 10.1 are focused on a clearer presentation, as well as on the performance in order to enable queries and reports with millions audit log entries (stored in the database). Tools for archiving and deleting such audit entries are also available.

Examples of use and benefits of the revised Audit Manager:

-contextual display-

General object transactions such as check-in & check-out, save, delete, status change, etc. of articles, documents, change orders / amendments, projects, etc.

Workflow transactions in all process steps and tasks

For the process history, there is a separate tab with a full process overview with notes and comments of the involved parties.

Dependent transactions such as adding documents to a process task (primary and secondary objects).

BOM transactions such as adding or removing components either in the structure editor or CAD

Use and export of the audit logs

All "audit logs" can be exported from Teamcenter to Excel , CSV or HTML, for example to use them for further evaluations and inspections. There are two ways to start this process:

Contextual selection from the "Summary view"

Out-of -the-box search queries for "mass data"

Exemplary representations based on Excel Export (the supplied style sheets can be adapted to your requirements in terms of layout and content/columns):

In addition out- of- the-box audit reports are available via the TC -standard report generator:

Configuration of the Audit Manager:

The configuration of the audit system in TC 10.1 is made via the BMIDE. It is possible to define, which event types should be recorded for which business objects and what additional data should be collected. Furthermore, additional own event types can be created and recorded, which can be initiated by programs that are running in the Teamcenter context. Good examples here would be the Views or Prints out of BCT EasyPlot.

The definition of the audit configuration of the Event Type Mappings and the events occurs comfortably and easily via the Business Modeler IDE.

Teamcenter provides a variety of system-internal events during the installation.

So that an event is detected, an event type mapping must be created. In this connection, an event type is linked with a business object, such as Event "Check -Out" is registered for the document item.

To record these events in an audit log, they must be activated in the Audit Definition (Is Active?).

Note: In certain events such as "Modify" can be configured, whether the original value (ahead of the change) should be logged in the audit logs.

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