Enhancement Details

Optegra Gateway Support

Windchill 9.1 introduces support for the Optegra Gateway on the Windchill PDMLink platform. This provides Optegra users with the ability to publish data stored in the Optegra to the Windchill environment. Hence leveraging data stored in Optegra to wider organization, and integrating the Optegra environment with the powerful PLM capabilities of Windchill.

Product Information

Product PDM & Process Solutions
Product / Module PTC Optegra
PTC Windchill PDMLink
Version 9.1
Product Functional Area Structured Content Management
User Interface Location  
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

Optegra Gateway connects the Optegra design community with the extended product development environment of Windchill by publishing the information for parts, assemblies, product structures, ProductView data, from the Optegra vault to Windchill. While the actual files remain in the Optegra vault, the Gateway leverages this valuable product information by publishing to the extended enterprise through Windchill. By integrating distributed design and development activities, Optegra Gateway significantly reduces the time it takes to bring complex and innovative products to market.

Optegra Gateway service by extracting the object’s definition, and product structure information from Optegra and creates Windchill objects to represent the Optegra information. In addition to publishing to the standard Windchill object model, Optegra Gateway can be customized to account for specific requirements. All published objects in the Windchill environment have URLs that reference actual file content in the Optegra vault. Optegra Gateway supports Windchill Visualization Service (WVS) for visualization of published parts and assemblies using Windchill ProductView. The Windchill Administrator can define publishing criteria on the basis of an object's attributes in Optegra and scheduled intervals. This provides flexibility in controlling when an object should be made available to the enterprise and how frequently publishing should occur. You can specify publishing of objects to occur on an interval or on an on-demand basis using an overnight batch process.

The 9.1 Optegra Gateway will be available for Optegra R15.