Enhancement Details

Integration to CAD Documents in FlexPLM

CAD Documents created with PTC-supported CAD tools and checked-in to PDMLink are now accessible in FlexPLM. Associate these CAD Documents to FlexPLM Products in order to provide a more complete specification.

Product Information

Product PDM & Process Solutions
Product / Module PTC Windchill FlexPLM
PTC Windchill PDMLink
Version 10.1
Product Functional Area 3rd Party MCAD Data Management
Pro/ENGINEER Data Management
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

Since Windchill FlexPLM can be used to manage product design data for consumer products with hard and soft components, exposing engineering data such as CAD Documents is important to providing a complete product specification.  In this release, users can now leverage CAD Documents by searching for and associating PDMLink-managed CAD Documents from within FlexPLM.  Users can link CAD Documents directly to FlexPLM Products, add these CAD Documents to Specifications, and specify the product variations for which the CAD Documents are applicable.  This enables users to communicate a unified specification that contains both merchandising information as well as engineering information to their suppliers.

For more information, refer to the FlexPLM Help Center:

Managing CAD Data in FlexPLM


FlexPLM CAD Integration
FlexPLM CAD Integration