STEP Connectors for AP214 and PLCS
In PTC Windchill 10.2 M010, the STEP connector allows for the exchange of product data that is managed in Windchill in ISO 10303 STEP format.
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Design & Manufacturing Outsourcing
Product Support Analysis and Planning
Benefits and Description
The PTC Windchill STEP connector allows for the exchange of product data that is managed in Windchill in ISO 10303 STEP format. The STEP connector has closely ingrained EXPRESS schema support. EXPRESS is an information data modeling language that is used to define the schema for all the ISO10303 STEP application protocols. The connector supports the ascii (P21) or XML (P28) file formats. The connectors provide support for AP214 and PLCS standards.
Benefits of the PTC Windchill STEP connector include the following:
- The connector gives users the ability to exchange product data with any enterprise system. It lowers the cost of ownership by reducing the point-to-point integrations.
- The exchange of product data ensures that the quality of the data is never compromised and. It also ensures that the data conforms to the business rules prescribed for an exchange.
- The connector comes with an infrastructure that could be used to support additional application protocols. It could also react to customizations where Windchill object models and soft typing represent additional aspects of the product data.
For more information, see the "STEP Data Exchange using EXPRESS" topic in the PTC Windchill Help Center. Tip: Enter the topic name in the PTC Windchill Help Center search field to easily navigate to the topic.