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Configurations Options for Data Management
allow_import_file_extension
Allows additional files with extensions to be shown in the import dialog box.
bitmap_size
bitmap size
Works in conjunction with save_bitmap. Determines the size (squared) of the bitmap image that is stored.
designate_model_item_params
yes, no*
Specifies the automatic designation of all system generated parameters of a designated model object.
disp_in_open_rep_create
yes, no*, default rep
Displays the simplified representation initially in the Open Rep dialog box.
yes—Displays the simplified representation.
no—Does not display the simplified representation.
default rep—Displays the simplified representation as indicated by the open_simplified_rep_by_default configuration option.
dm_add_drawing_models_from_cs
all_models*, simp_rep_models
When you retrieve the drawings of models that are the simplified representations of assemblies from Windchill Commonspace to Creo, this configuration option downloads all the component models of the assemblies or only those components that are included in the simplified representations of the assemblies.
all_models—Retrieves all the component models of the assemblies from Windchill Commonspace to Creo. This is the default value.
simp_rep_models—Only retrieves the dependent component models of the simplified representations of the assemblies.
dm_cache_limit
cache size (in megabytes)
Enter the amount of disk space (in megabytes) to allocate for local file storage.
dm_cache_mode
none, modified, all*
Indicate which objects will be saved to local cache when you save the objects in the Creo application.
dm_cache_size
cache size (in megabytes)
Enter the amount of disk space (in megabytes) to allocate for local file storage.
dm_checkout_on_the_fly
checkout*, continue
Controls the default action in the Conflicts dialog box. The Conflicts dialog box suggests Action as Check out now.
dm_hide_virtual_default_ws
yes, no*
Determines whether or not to list the default workspaces of the contexts based on whether workspaces are defined for the contexts.
yes—Does not list the default workspaces that were never used when at least a single workspace is created for any context in the selected server.
no—Lists the default workspaces for each context that has no defined workspace.
dm_http_compression_level
0-9
Set the data compression factor of commands sent to the Windchill PDM server(0-9, 0=no compression) for data exchange with a Windchill server.
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This does not effect the compression of file content.
dm_network_request_size
8000000*
Determines the maximum size, in bytes, of an HTTP upload request when uploading content files to Windchill.
You can set the value of this configuration option to an integer that is greater than zero. The default value is 8000000 (8 MB).
dm_network_threads
6*
Sets the number of concurrent threads that Creo Parametric uses for uploading and downloading data from a Windchill server.
You can set the value of this configuration option to an integer that is greater than zero and is less than 10 or equal to 10. The default value is 6.
The maximum value for Internet Explorer is 10 while it is 6 for Chromium.
dm_offline_after_event
yes*, no
Sets Yes or No as the default option in the Attention - Connection to server is unavailable! dialog box. In the event of a server or network failure, this dialog box allows you to choose to remain online or go offline.
yes—Sets Yes as the default option in the Attention - Connection to server is unavailable! dialog box.
no—Sets No as the default option in the Attention - Connection to server is unavailable! dialog box.
dm_offline_options_activated
yes*, no
Controls the default selection of the Synchronize, Download, and Upload check boxes in the Synchronize Workspaces dialog box. You can use the Synchronize Workspaces dialog box to set your workspace to the online or offline mode.
yes—The Synchronize, Download, and Upload check boxes in the Synchronize Workspaces dialog box are selected, by default.
no—The Synchronize, Download, and Upload check boxes are not selected, by default, in the Synchronize Workspaces dialog box. Switching to the online mode is relatively quick when these check boxes are not selected.
dm_overwrite_contents_on_update
yes, no*
yes—Overwrites the locally modified or out of date objects with the ones in the server in addition to updating their meta data.
no—Does not overwrite the locally modified contents for out of date objects, but updates their metadata only.
dm_pki_authentication_url
Specifies the authentication url for the Single Sign On integration with Windchill using the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
dm_preview_searches_server
yes*, no
Searches for the component model files of the top-level assembly on the Windchill server and downloads the related sid_*.wfcont graphics data files to the local cache when you retrieve the assembly in Creo for its preview. You can preview the assembly and its components in the Model Graphics window of the Retrieval Customization Component Chooser user interface that opens when you click the Open Subset option in the File Open dialog box.
You can preview the entire assembly or only preview those sub-assemblies and components of the assembly that are available in the Workspace.
yes—Downloads the sid_*.wfcont graphics data files of all the components of the top-level assembly to the cache and makes available the preview of the entire assembly. This is the default.
no—Makes available the preview of only the sub-assemblies and components of the top-level assembly that are available in the Workspace, especially for large data sets.
When the Workspace contains the top-level assembly and a few of its components and sub-assemblies while the remaining components are in the Commonspace, the sid_*.wfcont graphics files of the components and sub-assemblies that are in the Workspace are downloaded to the cache. Therefore, only the preview of the components and sub-assemblies that are in the Workspace is available. The sid_*.wfcont files of the components and sub-assemblies that are not present in the Workspace but are available in the Commonspace are not downloaded to the cache and the preview of the components and sub-assemblies that are not in the Workspace is not available.
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When data sets are huge, you can choose to only preview the components that are available in the Workspace to avoid downloading the unnecessary sid_*.wfcont files to the cache and slow down performance.
If no components of the top-level assembly are present in the Workspace, a preview of the assembly or its components is not available in the Retrieval Customization Component Chooser user interface.
dm_remember_server
yes, no
Determines whether the Creo application must log in to the primary server on startup.
dm_secondary_upload
automatic, explicit
Indicates when the modified Creo objects on a secondary server are to be moved from the local cache to your workspace on the server.
dm_synchronize_in_background
yes, no*
Enables the synchronization of the Workspace to ensure that the contents of the cache are in synchronization with the contents of the Workspace and you are working with the most current data. Synchronization occurs in the background or the foreground, from the Windchill server Workspace to the client Workspace cache.
yes—Synchronizes the Workspace in the background.
no—Synchronizes the Workspace in the foreground. This is the default.
dm_upload_objects
explicit, automatic
Indicates when the modified Creo objects are to be moved from the local cache to your workspace on the server.
dm_ws_implicit_refresh
yes*, no
Automatically refreshes the Workspace listing page when you perform the following object actions from Creo in the Windchill connected mode. These actions change the state of the objects in the Workspace.
Opening server objects and CAD Documents
Saving objects to the Workspace
Saving and uploading objects to the Workspace
Automatically check in objects to the Windchill servers
Check out server objects to the Workspace
Undo checkout to cancel the checkout of server objects
Revise and check out server objects as a single task
You can set the dm_ws_implicit_refresh configuration option to the following values:
yes—Refreshes the Workspace by default after you perform actions from Creo that change the state of the objects in the Workspace.
no—Does not refresh the Workspace after you perform actions from Creo that change the state of the objects in the Workspace.
fba_window_height
Specifies the height of the Windchill login form window that opens in the embedded browser of Creo when you connect to a Windchill PDMLink server that is set up with the form based authentication (FBA) and register the server in Creo. The system-defined value is 400, but you can specify a value of your choice.
fba_window_width
Specifies the width of the Windchill login form window that opens in the embedded browser of Creo when you connect to a Windchill PDMLink server that is set up with the form based authentication (FBA) and register the server in Creo. The system-defined value is 400, but you can specify a value of your choice.
hdic_autonumbering_disable
yes, no*
Determines whether to retain or overwrite the model names you specify with the model names generated in Windchill during the export of Creo models in the Heterogeneous Design in Context (HDIC) mode. The configuration option, hdic_export_v5_to_ws_enable, must be set to yes to enable export in the HDIC mode.
yes—Retains the use of the model names and numbers that you specify for the Windchill objects created with the HDIC capability.
no—Overwrites the user-specified model names and numbers by the Windchill-generated model names and numbers for the Windchill objects created with the HDIC capability. This is the default.
hdic_export_v5_secondary_cgr
yes, no*
Creates the secondary content CGR part files during the heterogeneous design in context (HDIC) export of Creo part models as CATIA V5 CATParts. HDIC is the ability to incorporate design data that is authored in third-party CAD tools such as CATIA V5 into a Creo design.
hdic_export_v5_to_ws_enable
yes, no*
Enables the heterogeneous design in context (HDIC) export of Creo parts and assemblies as CATIA V5 CATPart, CATProduct, and CGR models to Windchill Workspace. HDIC is the ability to incorporate design data that is authored in third-party CAD tools such as CATIA V5 into a Creo design.
let_proe_rename_pdm_objects
no, yes
Determines whether an object fetched from a PDM database can be renamed in a Creo Parametric session.
open_simplified_rep_by_default
yes, no
When set to yes, the Creo application opens all assemblies as simplified representations. This functionality is available whenever you open an assembly.
pdm_rev
pdmrev_fmt_rev_ver, pdmrev_fmt_rev, pdmrev_fmt_branch_rev_ver, pdmrev_fmt_branch_rev
Specifies how the system parameter, PDM_REV, should be formatted. Valid only for objects submitted to Windchill PDM or Pro/INTRALINK.
regenerate_read_only_objects
yes*, no
Determines whether an object fetched from a PDM system with blocking status can be regenerated in a Creo session.
retain_common_name_on_copy
yes, no*
Specifies whether the common name of a model is retained by its copy so that the common names of the original model and its copy are the same. If the copy of the model does not retain the common name of the original model, the copy is assigned its new file name as its common name.
yes—The common name of the original model is retained by its copy so that the original model and its copy have the same common name.
no—The common name of the original model is not retained by its copy. The newly-created copy of the original model is assigned its new file name as its common name. This is the default.
save_bitmap
none, toplevelonly, alllevels
When performing a save on a model, determines what level of the assembly will have bitmap images created of modified components.
save_bitmap_type
bmp, tiff, gif, cgm, jpeg
When performing a save on a model, determines the type of image file that is created for that model. Used with the save_bitmap option.