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Transfer WC CAD states of from UWGM to CAD client as WC internal keys but not as localized strings

Transfer WC CAD states of from UWGM to CAD client as WC internal keys but not as localized strings

 

Transfer the Windchill states of CAD files from UWGM to CAD client like Creo elements Direct Modeling as Windchill internal keywords but not as localized strings.

 

Currently the Windchill state of a model (assembly, part etc.) is transferred as a localized string while loading into a CAD client. This will lead into different messages for different languages. See Creo Elements Direct Modeling

German example:

CED-M_German_Example.pngEnglish example:

CED-M_English_Example.png

In case of certain defined custom actions each implementation must evaluate a localized string as for

  • Trigger an action based on the state of a loaded CAD file
    • Color coding within the CAD structure browser based on state
    • Setting write protection based on state
  • Adding new models based on a Library
    • Adding a new standard part from a library like CADENAS or PartLibrary
  • Advise the user based on the state to execute an action
    • Not allowed to Checkout in case the model is out of date
    • Not allowed to Checkout in case the model is already checked out by someone else

Proposal to overcome that requirement

The UWGM has to send keywords like the Windchill internal strings (see left column in following table)

states_internal-names_localized-names.png

or simply by number coding e.g. in a binary system.

The required localization to display the readable value will happen on the client CAD system only with appropriate local message files.

 

Benefit for customer and PTC partner

  • Any kind of customization or third party integration has only take care about the keywords or numbers independent from the language the CAD system is running.
    • Easier integration
    • Stability and update process
  • The display of the the localized messages is done on client side and no need to transfer them from UWGM to CAD client (load and update performance)