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Enable opening of multiple CATIA files in one step

Enable opening of multiple CATIA files in one step

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
I am a member of Continental Automotive (an automotive supplier). I am responsible for the Windchill customization for the MCAD user. My stakeholders are the mechanical engineers and the IT Data Management.


2. What version of Windchill are you currently running?
12.0.2.0

3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
The CATIA user want to have the same opportunity as CREO user to open multiple CAD files in one step from the workspace / common space like described in the Windchill Help Center

Open from Windchill
This action enables you to select a CAD object from the active workspace, or from the common space of the registered Windchill server, and open it into your active CATIA V5 design session. The Open from Windchill action is available on the Windchill menu in CATIA V5.
 
When you select Open from Windchill, the Windchill window and the Open from Windchill window open. From here, you can browse for the file you want to open in CATIA V5. If you need to open multiple CAD documents, you can do so using a single Open from Windchill action.



4. What is the use case for your organization?
Mechanical engineers has often to open different drawings of a CAD document structure and have done this in the past (before the migration to Windchill) in one step. So they request to have the same opportunity in Windchill.

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
Improved productivity and smoother migration to Windchill

1 Comment
olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Hello @vjäkel and welcome to the Community! 

Thank you for your idea and the information you provided.