You should use IsoDraw Workgroup Manager to connect to Windchill from IsoDraw.
Then use File - Place in IsoDraw to get the visualized data and to keep the link with the data.
Check the "Arbortext IsoDraw User’s Reference" and "Windchill WGM for IsoDraw User's Guide" for more info.
I've also attached a slide explaining the how Windchill - IsoDraw - Arbortext Editor integration works
Is IsoDraw Workgroup Manager free? I installed Isodraw, Windchill, Cero and Arbortext Editor. I want to link Isodraw and Windchill now.
Manisha, use "File - Place" when putting data from Windchill to IsoDraw (you must have a Post-Publishing configured on your Windchill installation to be able to re-use published visualization - see WC Business Admin Guide, chapter "Visualization Services", section "Publish Rules").
Here is how it works:
1) Upon Checkin of a CAD object, after the representation is created and stored, the EPMPostPublishDelegate creates a ProductView archive file (PVZ) of the representation’s content and stores the archive to a new EPMDocument.
2) Use "File - Place" to put this new "post-published" EPMDocument into IsoDraw, create the illustration and then save illustration to Windchill. This will be separate Illustration object.
Since the "post-published" EPMDocument is associated with the original CAD and your Illustration is associated with the "post-published" EPM, here is what happens if the original CAD gets iterated:
1) "Post-published" EPMDocument gets iterated/updated too.
2) Your Illustration gets marked as "outdated" in Windchill. As soon as you openit for editing, depending on the settings for the placed file (see attached screenshot), your Illustration will be automatically updated or you will be notified that the source CAD was changed.
PS I could compile a video overviewing the configuration process and "basic" demo, but a bit overwhelmed with work now. Let me know what you managed to do yourself and I will help you with the rest.