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Enhancement Details

Manage Design Directory Action

In PTC Windchill 10.2 M010, the PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for ECAD features a Manage Design Directory action. This action allows a user to work outside the workspace local directory in a design directory specified by that user.

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 ECAD
Version 10.2
Datecode M010
Product Functional Area ECAD Data Management
User Interface Location  
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

The Manage Design Directory action allows users to assign a design directory that is convenient to the designer or aligned with the recommendation of the ECAD tool. 

Users can select a design directory such as D:\MyDesigns\project1 or a shared network drive. The design directory can be selected in the following ways:

Note: Some ECAD tools recommend maintaining a relative path between the Schematic and the Printed Circuit Board (PCB). This is supported. 

The design directory settings are associated to the design object in the workspace, as long as the design object is in a workspace with a design directory path that the PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for ECAD can recognize. These settings have the following benefits: