Hopefully this is an easy question. In 9.1 M050 when I selected download conten it allowed me to download the ProE models directly. We upgraded to 9.1 M060 and now when I select to download content it downloads the pha file which can open directly in ProE but it won't allow me to save the file directly as a native ProE file as before. I thought it was maybe a preference but I haven't been able to find it yet. Anybody have any ideas?
I do know that Najanaja.com has developed the download tool that uses the classes of the collector to gather all your ProE files based on a configuration to place them all in a zipped folder called ProE. I beleive that Psion Teklogix Inc. uses this tool. You can either select actions of the object or the top table report for either part or EPM. For wtpart, it would create folders of each part and place the WTDocuments in that folder. All ProE files would be placed in a global ProE folder. The entire package would be zipped up so you can pull it all out of Windchill. It was also based on your access controls of the information.
Tyler is right on the moneythat PTC removed this at M060 and I believe the main reason is what David mentioned about the issuesthat happenwhen a workspace is not used. Customers that were using this old functionalityto get AutoCAD files that had no references are really out of luck since these files were not impacted when a workspace was not used.
You can check out linkAccess from Fishbowl to do this and more. linkAccess can work in several ways...Trigger mode, Web Interactive, Batch, and more.
It is a great application to allow departments like purchasing to easily and securely access files in the format they want when they want them...and they don't have to bother engineering.
We use the download of the native Pro-e files to work with Esprit milling/turning. We are also not happy that this function got changed.
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