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DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

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DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Hello

I know this is a wvs statement/question, but I think most windchill folks here, have had wvs issue also. But I did post there also.


It concerns publishing DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails.


The problem we have is that with PDF publishing, we don't get a thumbnail, like you do with PLT publishing.


I am speaking of 2 locations & I don't know if both are considered thumbnails or not.


1st is on the detail page of DRW, where the top left image (1 1/2" by 1 1/2") that hyperlinks to the creo viewer of the PDF. With the PLT, it shows the drawing, which I assume is a thumbnail, but larger than the small one on the content page/tab.


Then on the actual content page/tab of the DRW, where the actual representation thumbnail resides. Its a much smaller image link.


I put in a ptc call, but you know how that goes. They call within 2 hours & know when you're away from your desk & cant get another call for a week or 2.


I would research on the wvs docs, but that's 2 days worth & so very detailed with useless info. Major learning curve.


If anybody has resolved the thumbnail for DRW PDF's issue, I would appreciate a response here or email.


cadjett@aol.com for here
datajett@aol.com where I view more often.


Thanks
Larry Jett

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DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

What version of the adapters are you using? I know the older versions only created thumbnails for HPGLs and not PDFs of Drawings. Since upgrading to the latest adapters, thumbnails are now created for PDF drawings.

Steve D.

DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

To publish viewable for PDF's of drawing you will need to set up a thumbnail worker on the cadworker you are using to create the viewable, then set the option "thumbnail.usecadagent=true" in the wvs.properties file of your Windchill server.

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RE: DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Interesting...is there way to create the PDF(via publishing) as a separate wtdocument/attachment to drwinstead of accessing it through the representation?

RE: DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Using PostPublishDelegate it is possible to store representation as WTDocument. Refer below link of windchill help center for more detail



http://www.ptc.com/cs/help/windchill_hc/wc102_hc/index.jspx?id=WVSVisualizationUsePublishRule&action=show



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Hope this helps !!!


Thanks,
Shreyas

RE: DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Hey Stephen,

I will check the version when I get back into work. That might be the issue. Its not creating thumbnails for DRW's that published a PDF, but the old PLT's are doing fine with thumbnails. So it might be thatthey are on the wrong version. I know they are on Creo 1 & Windchill 10.0 M020. I think its Creo View 1, but dont quote me. I have not dealt with much other than Product View.

Thanks
Larry Jett

RE: DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Thanks Lee,

I will check on the setting: "thumbnail.usecadagent=true".

But is there a possibility its already set to true, if we are already getting thumbnails or old/existing PLT's?

As far as "setting up thumbnail worker on cadworker". I thinik in the brief conversation with the ptc support (maybe 2 weeks with no response since), he said something about a remote thumbnail worker.

Any particular guide & page # for how to do this. Yes you can remote & do it for me...joke.

But I only ask this because the wvs guide is about as foreign in terms as you can get. When you have not played in the wvs other than the basics.

But these are good leads & I will run with it.

Thanks


Larry Jett

RE: DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Thanks, great information Shreyas.

RE: DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Hey Lee,

Their thumbnail.usecadagent was set to false.

d:\ptc\Windchill>xconfmanager -d thumbnail.usecadagent
Default product root=d:\ptc\Windchill\bin\..
java -jar "d:\ptc\Windchill\bin\..\codebase\WEB-INF\lib\install.jar" -r "d:\ptc\
Windchill\bin\.." -d thumbnail.usecadagent
Property information for 'thumbnail.usecadagent':
Values:
-

RE: DRW's to PDFs & thumbnails

Back on thumbnail issue:

This might help with the version:

C:\Windchill 10.0 Software Images\Creo View Adapters 1.0 M020

For CD's/Zips used to install on publish server.

I made an attempt at creating the thumbnail worker. didnt work.I read where you have to configure 1st:

C:\ptc\creo_view_adapters\bin\pvsthumb_config.exe

No luck there.

I have attached an image of my cad worker settings. Please view & see if it needs correction & if all is good there, what night I be missing.

Thanks


Larry Jett
cadjett@aol.com,datajett@aol.com

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