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About Translating Creo Illustrate (.c3di) Files
Creo Illustrate is supported with Windchill in an integrated mode. You can manage Creo Illustrate (.c3di) files in this mode. This topic provides an overview of how .c3di files are translated by the Translation Management functionality of Windchill Service Information Manager. For information on setting up the interaction between Windchill and Creo Illustrate and other related configuration, see the Creo Illustrate Installation Guide. For information on how to manage translated text in Creo Illustrate, see the section Working with Markups in Creo Illustrate Online Help.
Windchill Service Information Manager supports .c3di files directly or the published version of the graphic file called Creo View (.pvz) files in the following ways:
Parts List linked to a .c3di file
Dynamic Document containing xml reference to a .c3di file
Dynamic Document containing xml reference to a .pvz file
.c3di file as an individual Dynamic Document
.pvz file as an individual Dynamic Document
When you define the localization settings of a .c3di file in Creo Illustrate, an *.xliff file is created with the text strings from the illustration. These strings could be in the form of annotations, attributes, or callouts in an illustration or textual content from the procedure of a Creo Illustrate sequence. Multiple files are also supported, one for each target language, such as de.xlf for German and fr.xlf for French. The .xliff files are saved in the illustration’s .c3di file.
When you check in a .c3di file to Windchill, the .xliff file is created as a separate dynamic document. Windchill Service Information Manager includes the .xliff in the translation packages during the translation process. The languages in which the file is translated is determined by the Windchill Service Information Manager translation process rather than by the settings in Creo Illustrate. When Creo Illustrate publishes the illustration to a .pvz viewable file, the translated .xliff files are included in the .pvz file.
On the application user interface, the Translated-Not In Viewable status in the Translation Content table provides information on the translation status of .xliff files generated from a .c3di file.