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Enhancement Details

Support for Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator

PTC Windchill 10.2 enables the Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator module to be used effectively with Windchill by generating unique file names.

Product Information

Product PDM & Process Solutions
PTC Windchill
PTC Windchill Integrations
Product / Module PTC Windchill ECAD/MCAD Integrations
PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for Autodesk Inventor
Version 10.2
Datecode F000
Product Functional Area 3rd Party MCAD Data Management
MCAD Data Management
User Interface Location  
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development
System Architecture Design

Benefits and Description

Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator is a standard Inventor module used to create metal frame assemblies. This module is commonly used in oil, gas, and plant design industries. Frame Generator uses Content Center libraries to access standard extrusion profiles (for example, tubing and I-beams), and automatically generates parts for the Frame. However, the file names generated by Inventor are not unique, which causes uniqueness issues when those parts are stored in Windchill. 

With PTC Windchill 10.2 support for Autodesk Inventor Frame Generator, the PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager generates unique file names for the auto-generated parts. This allows them to be stored in Windchill without encountering issues with non-unique file names.

For more information, see the Using Inventor Frame Generator with Windchill topic in the PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager Help Center. Tip: Enter the topic name in the PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager Help Center search field to easily navigate to the topic.