I'm trying to figure out how to access an activeWindchill workspace using web/link. I'm trying to write a web page that allows the users to change the value of an internal Pro/E parameter without having to load everything into session first.
I've written web/link pages that access files in session and from the local filesystem, so I understand the basics of getting a session object, using methods, etc. I'm finding that the Windchill section of the API documents is just a bit to vague for my feeble mind.
Can anyone illustrate how one would set up access with some sample code? I'm sure it's simple, I just haven't figured it out yet. The assumption is that Pro/E is running interactively with an active session tied to the workspace, so I believe don't need to know how to set up server connections, etc.
Thanks in advance for any help
You can't change parameters without load the file in session first. You don't need to show the part or assembly to the user, but u must load it to a sessino to change a parameter.
You can load the file from active Workspace (Hope thats right I only get the same actions in JLink) :
var descr = ModelDescriptor.CreateFromFileName("filename");
var mdlInSession = session.RetrieveModel(descr);
The filename must be given without a path or everything else. Only the name. So Creo/pro can find it on the actual Windchill Server above searchpath.
I wasn't clear enough in my explanation: I want to be able to scan the workspace and list the files in it. From that list, I want to select certain files, load them into session and them perform some actions, such as changing parameter values.
I know how to act on the files in session: I just want to be able to list the files in the active Workspace, and that's where I'm not getting it.
In JLink I use:
stringseq files = proSession.ListFiles(filter, FileListOpt.FILE_LIST_LATEST_INST, "wtws://" + server.GetAlias() + "/" + workSpaceName + "/");
to get a list of files in the workspace. Not sure if weblink allows the same functionality or not.