Windchill Workgroup Managers for 3rd Party MCAD Import/Export Improvements
With Windchill 10.1, Workgroup Manager Workspace Import/Export performance, robustness, and scalability have been improved for a number of 3rd Party MCAD tools.
PDM & Process Solutions
PTC Windchill Integrations
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PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for AutoCAD
PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for Autodesk Inventor
PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for NX
PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for SolidWorks
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Benefits and Description
While the functional use of the “Import to Workspace” feature has not changed when compared to the Windchill 10.0 feature, behind the scenes changes in 10.1 make the feature more robust, scalable, and improve performance. Some examples of 10.1 improvements include:
Ability to send CAD session to background while doing the import makes the process quicker and less memory intensive.
Use of more efficient CAD tool APIs.
Suppress user prompts to avoid user interaction prompts interrupting import/export.
Save to Workspace overhauled to use same logic as Import.
Import summary messages give more detail, such as:
number of files imported
number of CAD documents created
number of family table instances created
number of missing references
For more information, refer to the help center installed with the Windchill Workgroup Manager:
Windchill Workgroup Manager for SolidWorks / Autodesk Inventor / NX > PDM Actions > Export from Workspace