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Downloading PDFs (Representations) directly from the search results screen.

Downloading PDFs (Representations) directly from the search results screen.

I'd like to be able to download the PDF representation directly from the search results screen for documents or anything that would have a representation.  I just saw that this functionality exists in 10.1 F000 but only from the Representations screen which means that you have to navigate to the details page first for the document.  The code appears to be there now.  It just needs to be exposed in the Search Results screen.

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Regular Member

I'm still hoping for this.  To take it even further, I'd require the ability to do this from a WTPart.  I want to be able to Right Click on the search page AND on the Structure page and download ANY of the "Additional File" representations available via the linked CAD Model and Drawing. 

  1. If no drawing exists I want it to say so in the file>(flyout menu). 
  2. If the CAD model relation doesn't exist I'd like it to say so as well. 
  3. If the drawing or model is linked but it is not published, allow the user to select it and iniate a publish job
  4. I want to be able to control access to these files too.
    1. I'd need to be able to give access to these secondary content files even if the user does not have access.
      1. I want a user to be able to go to a WTPart and download the PDF or STEP or IGES.  I don't want them to access or even see the native CAD data to avoid confusion
      2. I want to be able to limit acces only to the WTPart and allow users to simply search and find the Parts they want.  Once found they can download the configured "Additional Files".
      3. All of this without any confusion on whether to search for a WTPart (or explain what this is), CAD Assembly, CAD Part, CAD Drawing.  Just find the WTPart and download the PDF, IGES, STEP etc.  Must be simple for external users and people like purchasing.
      4. Yes this help mimic basic processes from Agile or Arena etc.
Tanzanite

It would be great if we could download a PDF even if the system is set to HPGL.

Newbie

This seems to be available in Pdmlink 10.2 M030

Hello,

I don't see this improvement in version 10.2 M030. Could you give me more details, please ?

Thanks.

Garnet

Joe Priest‌,

Can you post a screenshot of what you're referring to?  I'm not understanding what you mean about downloading the representation.  How can you download it from the details page?

Moonstone

Ben, He might be referring to this from page 54 of the PTC Windchill Visualization Services Guide 10.2 M030 (http://support.ptc.com/WCMS/files/157363/en/WindchillVisualizationServicesGuideWC10-2_M030.pdf)

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Regular Member

What Randy said...

Garnet

This is interesting.  I didn't know about this functionality.

People are mainly using this function to download a PDF that was generated from a publish job? I got that from starting to look at the discussion that was referenced in this Product Idea?  Anything other use cases?

Tanzanite

Does this work for WTPart only?

Tanzanite

The next page mentions the representation is on the EPMDocument and not the WTPart.

Hi together,

if it's of interest - we have a Windchill add-on called "nexiles.finder", which provides means to download pretty much any content related to a given object.

You can check it out here: http://www.nexiles.com/products/nexiles-finder

In addition, we have tools to download all related drawings, documents, etc. starting from a top-level object (like Assembly or WT Part).

Please do not hesitate to contact me to get more information and a live demo.

Best regards,

Michael

Community Manager
Status changed to: New Idea
 
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Status changed to: New Idea
 
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Status changed to: Acknowledged