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Publishing a PDF or a Bundle from a Publication Structure
The following lists prerequisites for publishing:
A publication structure for a product must be set up in Windchill.
A WVS SIS Worker must be set up in Windchill.
A Windchill Visualization Services publish rule must be set up in Windchill.
Familiarity with the publication structure information page. For more information, see Service Structure Information Page.
In the Navigator pane, choose a Windchill Service Information Manager product.
1. Expand the product and open the Publication Structures folder.
2. On the Publication Structures page, choose a publication structure from the list and open it.
3. On the Publication Structures information page, choose the Structure tab.
4. Highlight one of the following in the publication structure:
the top level of the Publication Structure
any nested Publication Structures (supported for non-bundle output only)
Publication Section (supported for non-bundle output only)
Textual Information Element Content Holder (supported for non-bundle output only)
Parts List Information Element Content Holder (requires that Windchill Service Parts is installed).
5. On the toolbar under Publish, choose Representation iconRepresentation. The Publish Representation window opens.
6. In the Publish Representation window, provide a Name and Description.
Choose a Publishing Rule for the desired output type from the list and whether you want the representation to be the default.
7. Click Submit Publish Job. A confirmation message displays stating that the job was submitted.
You can monitor the progress of your job through the WVS Job Monitor. To access the WVS Job Monitor, click the WVS Job Monitor link in the confirmation message.
Published bundles are not returned to WVS. The bundle output is prepared and staged by Arbortext Publishing Engine for use by Servigistics InService. For information on the worker parameters that set the bundle file name and location, see WVS Service Worker Parameters.
If you have published a bundle of a publication structure, and then make additions, changes, or deletions to its sections or content, you can perform an Incremental Publish that contains just the content you added or removed. Incremental Publish uses the same publishing rules and configuration specification that were applied to the initial full publishing action, so these must still be configured on the Windchill server.
1. Go to the publication structure Representations tab.
2. Choose a previously published bundle representation.
3. On the shortcut menu, choose Incremental Publish.
4. Publishing is performed automatically, and you see a confirmation message.
The incremental bundle is placed on the Arbortext Publishing Engine server where it’s configured to store bundles that have been published.
Choose Refresh from the Actions menu to update the view.
If the incrementally published bundle representation fails to load to InService, you can perform Republish Increment to publish that selected incremented representation. For more information, refer to Republishing an Incremental Bundle Representation.