The Thumbnail Navigator is a new, lightweight, graphical and exciting way of navigating and exploring product data (assemblies and CAD data) is added to Windchill 9.1. This tool will allow you to graphically navigate product structures and related data in a very efficient and fun way without loosing your context.
PDM & Process Solutions
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PTC Arbortext Content Manager
PTC Windchill PDMLink
PTC Windchill ProjectLink
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|Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices|
Benefits and Description
The Thumbnail Navigator is launchable from the Folder Browser and Search Results. It will pop up when you hover over the mini thumbnail, which, itself, communicates so much more information than the pre-9.1 generic part (gear) and cad document (box) icons.
The Thumbnail Navigator, which incorporates a ProductView plug-in, allows you to, among other things, do the following:
- Graphically navigate a product structure
- For Parts, see a compact view of child and parent (where used) parts and assemblies
- Switch to traverse the related CAD structure and related drawings
- Cross highlight between the ProductView plug-in and the tabular data.