Windchill Apps

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WindchillAppsIcon6_SWindchill360 Apps is a packaged set of Windchill custom solutions developed to address various business problems filling process gaps and building extensions to Windchill product. Some select packages are listed below

  • PLM CAD Worker
  • PLM Multi-Level BOM Compare
  • PDF Stamping
  • Magic Rendering
  • Batch Print Solution
  • Publish Filter
  • Simple Search

PLM Workers 
The PLM Worker is similar to the CAD worker for Windchill/PDMLink from PTC but with a lot of added benefits. It is a highly configurable framework that allows you to convert and/or manipulate contents residing in Windchill by transferring them to the PLM Worker remote server (could be the same server hosting CAD worker).

(a) AutoCAD Worker 
Learn how our custom AutoCAD Publishing tools leverage PTC's Publishing Framework to create PDF versions of AutoCAD files.These files can easily be shared with customer and vendors alike without providing native design files

(b) Office Worker
Customers always look for alternatives to the expensive Office Workers involving 3rd party application license. ProductSpace built a custom Office Worker just to solve this problem. This tool converts the Microsoft Office files to PDF without any additional licensing. It is also capable of publishing a PDF representation for Windchill documents having their primary content as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Text files (DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, RTF and CSV)

PLM Multi-level BOM Compare 
Multilevel BOM compare solution allows you to compare Bill of Materials (BOM) residing in Windchill/PDMLink to another BOM residing in Windchill/PDMLink or Excel load file.

  • Ability to compare two BOMs residing in Windchill/PDMLink. Comparison result clearly shows attribute values that have changed and components that have been added or removed.
  • Ability to compare a BOM residing in Windchill/PDMLink and BOM in an excel BOM load file.
  • Ability to compare two BOMs with different configuration spec such as Latest, Released, Effectivity.
  • Ability to compare Multilevel BOMs while maintaining tree view

PDF Stamping 
The PDF Generator & Stamper is a solution that allows you to create new PDF documents and watermark PDF files.

  • Create new PDF documents with dynamic contents.
  • Merge dynamically created PDF documents with existing PDF document.
  • Stamp PDF documents (PDF files or Windchill/PDMLink documents) with dynamic texts and images.
  • Highly configurable with options like color, text size, image size, image or text angle, transparency, location etc.
  • Ability to create XML based stamp templates such that stamping can be done by simply providing Stamp names.
  • API's that can be called from any program or workflows for stamping primary contents or PDF viewable

Magic Rendering 
Magic Renderer allows you to organize Soft Attributes (IBAs) associated with Typed objects such as WTDocuments, Change Requests etc. in logical expandable and collapsible groups so that it is easy to create, update and view typed objects. Additionally, it gives you the ability to define attribute level access control during create and update. You can create rules using XML to make only certain attributes updatable under certain conditions. For example, you can configure the magic renderer to prevent users of MEMBER group or role from updating name and priority attribute of ECR in update mode and/or when ECR is in UNDERREVIEW state.

Batch Print Solution  
ProductSpace "Batch Print" solution allows user to print neutral documents on the user configured printer. It has following functionalities:

  • The solution is currently in prototype state
  • Batch Print solution allows user to collect documents (representations) for printing
  • Batch Print solution allows user to trigger the printing once all documents are collected
  • Batch Print solution takes client side printer configuration to print files

Extension points:

  • Batch Print solution will be extended to print documents from EPM-drawings and WTDocuments
  • Batch Print solution will be extended to handle watermarks and stamping
  • Batch Print solution will be extended to allow user to reorder jobs in batch print queue

Publish Filter
Windchill visualization/publishing solution allows to configure multiple CAD workers for different document types. However, queues are not designed to distinguish document types resulting into improper resource utilization. For example, if there are two jobs for two different document types (one AutoCAD and one ProE), most of the time, one of the jobs waits for other one to complete even if the corresponding CAD worker is free. This issue is resolved through ProductSpace Publish Filter. Publish Filter ensures that, jobs of one document-type do not have to wait for jobs of another document-type.

Simple Search
ProductSpace "SimpleSearch" solution provides an easy approach to search, view (mass download) and print documents (along with Batch Print solution). It has following features:

  • Easy to search, view and print documents
  • Easy to mass download documents (primary attachment)
  • Provides simple and user friendly screen to search items
  • Very useful especially in manufacturing floor

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