Enhancement Details

Creating Windchill Product Structures from AutoCAD Blocks

PTC Windchill 10.2 allows users to generate Windchill part structures from AutoCAD blocks.

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 AutoCAD
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

Benefits and Description

Beginning with PTC Windchill 10.2, it is possible to create Windchill part structures from AutoCAD blocks. The AutoCAD drawing is often considered a container where a single drawing file can contain the definition for several business objects. Users can represent business objects within an AutoCAD file in a variety of ways, but many use AutoCAD blocks to represent BOM information within a drawing. By creating a generic method of extracting, filtering, and exposing block information in Windchill as product structures, Windchill provides an infrastructure for creating BOMs from AutoCAD drawings.