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Open CADAM files from Intralink 9.1

Open CADAM files from Intralink 9.1

We inherited an Intralink 3.4 server and databasefromour plant in Canada when it was shutdown that contained 2D CADAM files.


When we upgraded and migrated our own Intralink 3.4 database to 9.1 we also combined the database from the Canada server.


But now we cannot open any of the CADAM files from Intralink 9.1.


I assume it's because 9.1 does not know which software to use.


How do I configure 9.1 to recognize these files?


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RE: Open CADAM files from Intralink 9.1

Richard,


I haven't done this with CADAM but this is how I would approach it.


How are the CADAM files defined in Windchill 9.1: CAD Document or Document? I'm not aware of a Workgroup Manager for CADAM so I'm guessing they are Document objects in your system. Windchill takes the 'open with' file association from the Windows registry. If the CADAM file extensions are registered to open with CADAM then Windchill's open with functionality should pick it up. At least this is how Creo works. I don't know how it works if your CADAM workstations are UNIX. This means only someone with CADAM on their workstation can open CADAM files.


If the CADAM installer isn't writing file associations to the Windows registry I believe you can create the association manually from Windows Explorer using RMB > Open With > and choose the CADAM application. If that doesn't work, look at the registry entries for Creo Parametric and reverse engineer the file type association.

Hope this helps.


Matt Meadows


Solutions Architect
VIRSO Inc
O: 618 937 8115
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E: mmeadows@virsoinc.com

RE: Open CADAM files from Intralink 9.1

Richard,


One other thought... Since you closed the plant you may have retired CADAM too. If so, you can do a one-time bulk conversion of CADAM to Wildfire 4.0 (last version that supported conversion of CADAM to Pro/E). Bulk load the Pro/E drawings into Windchill and associate the Creo and CADAM objects to the same WTPart. Going forward changes would be made to the Creo drawing. Thisresolves the file association issue and gives you visualization of the drawings. Just a thought.


Matt Meadows

RE: Open CADAM files from Intralink 9.1

Matt,


No we didn't retire CADAM however it is is used very little.


The CADAM files were initially put intoIntralink 3.4 andI no longer have access to the native CADAM files outside of Intralink 9.1.


In addition we do not use WTParts



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