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Preview Documents in Windchill like the PTC Community Site

Preview Documents in Windchill like the PTC Community Site

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders.
Industry: Machine design
Role: Business Admin for Creo and Windchill
Stakeholders: 600+ Windchill Users
2. What version of Windchill are you currently running?
Windchill 12.0.2.0
3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video.
Please add document previews in Windchill like the document previews in the PTC Community site - click on the attached document below to see a preview.

The document previews would:

  • allow previewing common document types - Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Text, PDF, JPG/PNG, video files, etc.
  • have basic controls that vary based on the file type (zoom, scroll documents, play videos, etc.)
  • not require downloading to preview the file but have the option to download
  • follow Windchill access/permissions control for allowing view and download
  • not require opening in Creo View or having Windchill document publishing turned on to utilize
  • be much larger than the small thumbnail you can currently preview in Windchill (if you have document publishing turned on).

4. What is the use case for your organization?

 - Quickly view documents in Windchill without having to download them.
 - Less offline copies of files stored in Windchill
5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization?
 - Better adoption of Windchill for documents and not just CAD. Users currently prefer to use SharePoint or network drives for documents. The document previews could be added to Navigate too, but I would prefer it added to Windchill first so the people that create/edit the documents want to actually want to store documents in Windchill.

 - Saved time to quickly view documents

 - Less time reminding users to not keep offline versions of documents.

2 Comments
olivierlp
Community Manager

Hello, 

Thank you for your idea and the information you provided.

olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged