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Arbortext And Windchill.

ManishaPawar
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Arbortext And Windchill.

Hi All,

I am pretty new to Arbortext. I am not getting a fair idea about
following,

1.How we can use Arbortext for generating manuals by taking data from
Windchill?

2.What is Bursting? Could you Please let me know what this term exactly
means? How this is achieved in using Arbortext and Windchill?

3.What are the guides I need to refer to achieve this functionality?


Thanks in Advance for your Time,
Manisha
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Arbortext And Windchill.

Hi Manisha,



Welcome to the world of Arbortext J



1. You mean you want to import PDM data or CAD drawings into your content?
Or you want to use Windchill as an XML content repository?



2. Bursting is the process by which compound documents are managed by
Windchill. For example, you may have a user's manual composed of 10 sections
and an appendix. It is often preferable to store the user's manual as 12
separate objects in the CMS (the "book", the 10 sections and the appendix).
The process by which Windchill manages this is bursting. Bursting is
configurable dependant on the doctypes you are using (eg. Docbook vs DITA vs
custom).



Bursting happens automatically, once you have set everything up.



3. I believe PTC has quite a lot of online training material on these topics
(a 12 month PTCU subscription is available at a very reasonable cost). There
are also quite a few manuals and the Help Center which ship with the
software. These will be your best starting point.



If you are staring down the barrel of a significant Windchill+Arbortext
implementation, with many customisations required, it may be best to engage
the services of a specialist Arbortext consultancy. representatives of which
you will find lurking around this very mailing list J



Hope that helps.



Cheers,

Gareth


Arbortext And Windchill.

Hi Gareth,

Thanks for the Information!!

I want to import CAD drawings and images from windchill.

For using windchill as xml content repository, First I need to generate
that XML, Am I right? If I need to generate the XML, will it require
customization?


Regards,
Manisha




Gareth Oakes <goakes@gpslsolutions.com>
03/07/2011 12:05 PM
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Hi Manisha,

Welcome to the world of Arbortext J

1. You mean you want to import PDM data or CAD drawings into your content?
Or you want to use Windchill as an XML content repository?

2. Bursting is the process by which compound documents are managed by
Windchill. For example, you may have a user's manual composed of 10
sections and an appendix. It is often preferable to store the user's
manual as 12 separate objects in the CMS (the "book", the 10 sections and
the appendix). The process by which Windchill manages this is bursting.
Bursting is configurable dependant on the doctypes you are using (eg.
Docbook vs DITA vs custom).

Bursting happens automatically, once you have set everything up…

3. I believe PTC has quite a lot of online training material on these
topics (a 12 month PTCU subscription is available at a very reasonable
cost). There are also quite a few manuals and the Help Center which ship
with the software. These will be your best starting point.

If you are staring down the barrel of a significant Windchill+Arbortext
implementation, with many customisations required, it may be best to
engage the services of a specialist Arbortext consultancy… representatives
of which you will find lurking around this very mailing list J

Hope that helps.

Cheers,
Gareth

Arbortext And Windchill.

Hi Manisha,



I'm a little out of my comfort zone now, but I believe the more professional technical manuals are created by using the IsoDraw tool to turn the CAD models into illustrations.



For using CAD renditions directly I think you need to use WVS (Windchill Visualization Services) to ensure that the CAD objects have a suitable representation attached to them. This may involve installing some Windchill plugins for handling the CAD models if you don't have the plugins installed already. Anyway, once you have WVS generating representations for the CAD models you can then insert the representations (eg. JPEG, TIFF, EPS) into your technical manual using Arbortext Editor, via the built-in Object Browser.



BTW, yes, your technical manuals will need you to author in XML. You should really check out some of the introductory courses in the PTC training material to help get your head around it all.



Cheers,

Gareth


Arbortext And Windchill.

Hi Gareth,

Thanks a lot!!

I will check for the courses available and come back If having more
questions.


Thanks & Regards,
Manisha




Gareth Oakes <goakes@gpslsolutions.com>
03/07/2011 05:45 PM
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Hi Manisha,

I'm a little out of my comfort zone now, but I believe the more
professional technical manuals are created by using the IsoDraw tool to
turn the CAD models into illustrations.

For using CAD renditions directly I think you need to use WVS (Windchill
Visualization Services) to ensure that the CAD objects have a suitable
representation attached to them. This may involve installing some
Windchill plugins for handling the CAD models if you don't have the
plugins installed already. Anyway, once you have WVS generating
representations for the CAD models you can then insert the representations
(eg. JPEG, TIFF, EPS) into your technical manual using Arbortext Editor,
via the built-in Object Browser.

BTW, yes, your technical manuals will need you to author in XML. You
should really check out some of the introductory courses in the PTC
training material to help get your head around it all.

Cheers,
Gareth

Arbortext And Windchill.

Hi All,

Could you all Please let me know where is burst configuration file where
I can define rules for bursting a document?



Thanks & Regards,
Manisha




Gareth Oakes <goakes@gpslsolutions.com>
03/07/2011 05:45 PM
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Hi Manisha,

I'm a little out of my comfort zone now, but I believe the more
professional technical manuals are created by using the IsoDraw tool to
turn the CAD models into illustrations.

For using CAD renditions directly I think you need to use WVS (Windchill
Visualization Services) to ensure that the CAD objects have a suitable
representation attached to them. This may involve installing some
Windchill plugins for handling the CAD models if you don't have the
plugins installed already. Anyway, once you have WVS generating
representations for the CAD models you can then insert the representations
(eg. JPEG, TIFF, EPS) into your technical manual using Arbortext Editor,
via the built-in Object Browser.

BTW, yes, your technical manuals will need you to author in XML. You
should really check out some of the introductory courses in the PTC
training material to help get your head around it all.

Cheers,
Gareth

Arbortext And Windchill.

Manisha,

You may want to have a look at the Arbortext Help Center, which is available both online at http://www.ptc.com/cs/help/arbortext_hc/ae54m080_hc/ and offline on the PC where Arbortext Editor has been installed.

The Help Center (published with Arbortext itself) is a comprehensive source of information in which you can find answers to most of your questions.



Bursting rules are documented in the Content Management Guide, which is located under Administration / Arbortext Editor…

There you can find the topics called “PTC Server Connection Setup” and “PTC Server Connection Document Bursting”





Alessio Marchetti
PTC.com <">http://www.ptc.com>





From: Manisha S Pawar [mailto:manisha_s_pawar@whirlpool.com]
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Hi All,

Could you all Please let me know where is burst configuration file where I can define rules for bursting a document?



Thanks & Regards,
Manisha




Gareth Oakes <goakes@gpslsolutions.com>

03/07/2011 05:45 PM

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Hi Manisha,

I'm a little out of my comfort zone now, but I believe the more professional technical manuals are created by using the IsoDraw tool to turn the CAD models into illustrations.

For using CAD renditions directly I think you need to use WVS (Windchill Visualization Services) to ensure that the CAD objects have a suitable representation attached to them. This may involve installing some Windchill plugins for handling the CAD models if you don't have the plugins installed already. Anyway, once you have WVS generating representations for the CAD models you can then insert the representations (eg. JPEG, TIFF, EPS) into your technical manual using Arbortext Editor, via the built-in Object Browser.

BTW, yes, your technical manuals will need you to author in XML. You should really check out some of the introductory courses in the PTC training material to help get your head around it all.

Cheers,
Gareth
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