Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 Compatibility
The release of Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0 and its compatibility with Windchill 9.1 provides productivity improvements beneficial to the Pro/ENGINEER user working in an integral environment, including embedded browser options on the Windows platform, tabbed browsing, accessible Windchill table views, and support for attributes with units.
PDM & Process Solutions
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PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
|Product Functional Area||
Pro/ENGINEER Data Management
Structured Content Management
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|Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices||
Benefits and Description
Starting with Windchill 9.1 M020, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0’s integration introduces the following productivity improvements related to CAD data management:
Optional Browser Configurations – Allows the Microsoft Windows user to choose the embedded browser to run with Pro/ENGINEER, providing the choice between the following:
(Default) Internet Explorer and Pro/ENGINEER running under a single process
Internet Explorer and Pro/ENGINEER each running as separate processes
Mozilla based browser and Pro/ENGINEER each running as separate processes
Tabbed Browsing – For any of the browsers configured, the user is now able to take advantage of the tabbed browser user experience in the embedded browser environment. For example, use one tab for workspaces and another for browsing projects, products, and libraries.
Access to Windchill Table Views – Windchill table views display additional attribute information stored along with a user’s CAD data, such as material information or approved manufacturers. With Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, these same table views can be accessed from the File > Open dialog, and are viewable directly from the Pro/ENGINEER dialog.
Unit Based Attributes - This is the ability to fully leverage Pro/ENGINEER’s parameters with units in conjunction with Windchill’s unit based attribute capabilities. By allowing the mapping of these attribute types you can convey units of measure for specific attributes between the two systems when a Pro/ENGINEER parameter is designated and the Windchill type definition includes the same attribute assigned a compatible unit of measure. This means if a parameter in Pro/ENGINEER representing a diameter is also assigned a unit of measure, both the value and the unit of measure are conveyed to Windchill thus providing additional context to the attribute value within the data management system.