Enhancement Details

Workgroup Manager for ECAD Usability Improvements and Support for Zuken CR5000

A number of usability improvements have been made to the Workgroup Manager for ECAD.

Product Information

Product Collaboration Solutions
PDM & Process Solutions
PTC Windchill Integrations
Product / Module PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for ECAD
Version 9.1
Product Functional Area ECAD Data Management
Structured Content Management
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

A command line interface has been added to the Workgroup Manager (WGM) for ECAD. Utilizing the command line interface for the WGM, allows users to minimize their interaction with WGM user interface. For users that regularly need to check in/out their ECAD design data into the Windchill products, they may simply run a command to perform the data management operation.

A Checkout without Download action has been added to the WGM. Previously the WGM checkout operation always downloaded the design data, now users can choose to simply lock the data without the need to download it.

The WGM now supports soft-type Parts in Windchill without the need for customization on the server. This allows customers to define their own "ECAD" type Parts and the WGM will create or use them compared to the standard Part object.

The WGM supports the Zuken CR5000 Board Designer and System Designer applications.