Enhancement Details

CAD Data Management and CAD Driven Product Structures

Windchill 10.0 introduces several improvements to CAD data management with the primary focus on relating CAD data to part and product structures. Most notable improvements include increased flexibility when creating product structures from CAD and the introduction of enterprise top down design capabilities, allowing product structure edits to be pushed back into CAD.

Product Information

Product Collaboration Solutions
PDM & Process Solutions
Product / Module PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
Version 10.0
Product Functional Area 3rd Party MCAD Data Management
Pro/ENGINEER Data Management
Structured Content Management
User Interface Location  
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

Support for multiple CAD Document Soft Type definitions (also supported by Pro/INTRALINK):

Introduction of structure compare tool - for comparing related CAD and Part strucutres. Side-by-side comparision user interface to view and understand difference between a CAD assembly structure and its related product structure:

Flexibility in editing CAD driven Product Structures - allowing users to make edits to CAD driven part structures to address known differences between the driving design data and the desired as-designed product structure, including the following capabilities:

Introduction of Top Down Design Capabilities - Supporting the editing and creation of part structure and the ability to drive these changes into related design assemblies, including the following capabilities: