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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

Hi,


We have PDMLink setup so the drawings are published as PDF's instead of ProductView files. Now we would like to export all PDF's to harddrive. Does anyone know how to accomplish this?


I have tried the Import/Export utillity and also Export from workspace without success (the PDF's are not included in the export).


PDMLink 9.1 and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0


Best Regards,


Hans Berg

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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

You can go to the details page>representations list and select save representation. It will save it down as a zip file which has the published PDF.

Some people just open in PV and print to PDF using cutePDF or something...seems redundant though.
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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

I think Hans wants to gather all content though, and not one specific PDF. I'd love to offer help but that's one area of Windchill I haven't had any experience with yet.

-Thomas R. Busch
Sr. Software Developer
Stryker Instruments
(269) 323-7700 x4014
tom.busch@stryker.com<">mailto:tom.busch@stryker.com>
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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

You could use Pro/Toolkit and a list to run the desired objects through Pro/e and output to a folder.

Etrage has a tool that will also dump out PDF's amongst other things. You can set it to dump based on lifecycle state too.
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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

Create a package with all the drawings and then download the package.


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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

Hans,



We have a tool that can do this. Would any of you be interested in seeing a
web session? We also have a simple shop floor viewing tool that interacts
with Windchill to give the shop and others a simple to use viewing tool. We
will be showing this at PlanetPTC this year as well.



We have this working on our windchill system that customers can interact
with.



Regards,



Timothy J. Weatherford

TWeatherford, Inc.

3148 Beach Blvd

Cicero, IN 46034

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866 936-2756 x 301

317 710 9747 mbl

419 821-5765 fax



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"If you continue to ignore PLM, you will learn about it from your biggest
competitor"
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Hi

Once you create the viewable as PDF, you can download the PDF in numerous
ways.

We have a custom tool that can download the PDFs based on

1. Resulting data of an ECN

2. PDFs based on a flat file that contains drawing numbers

3. Based on a WTPart, navigate to the associated cad drawings and
download the PDFs etc.





Thank you and have a great time.

Best Regards

Swamy Senthil

Principal Solutions Architect, Swasen Inc

swamy.senthil@swasen.com(Email); 909 800 8423(M); 973 324 2729(W); 866
908 6561(F);




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Hans,

I agree with Steve's suggestion below for the following reasons:

Thumbnail of drawings can't be viewed in PDMLink if you publish to PDF.
Instead they need to be HPGL.
If you publish ProductView files, you can print a PDF from ProductView
with watermarking overlays or underlays. This watermark can also be turned
on when users are viewing the ProductView file before printing to a PDF.
Every time you check in a file then you are publishing a PDF, what are you
doing with the alll of the PDF's before a file gets released?





Lance Lie
Sr Computer System Technologist II
310.334.1934 office
310.426.4968 cell
310-334.3078 fax
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Exporting PDF's from PDMLink

You can use SQL query to find the viewables related to a CAD Doc. With
this info you can copy the vault file locally, rename it and open it in
Adobe. We have an app that allows users to enter a pro e filename and it
copies the viewables from the vault to their local machine and opens
them in product view. No digging through PDM Link or searching required.



SELECT

FvVault.name VAULTNAME

,FvFolder.name VAULTFOLDER

,sys.fn_varbintohexsubstring(

0

,CAST(

uniqueSequenceNumber AS VARBINARY(7)

)

,1

,0

) VAULTFILENAME

,ApplicationData.fileName FILENAME

,DerivedImage.outOfDate OUTOFDATE

FROM

HolderToContent

,ApplicationData

,DerivedImage

,FvFolder

,FvVault

,FvItem

,EPMDocument

,EPMDocumentMaster

WHERE

EPMDocument.idA3masterReference = EPMDocumentMaster.idA2A2

AND DerivedImage.idA3A6 = EPMDocument.idA2A2

AND HolderToContent.idA3A5 = DerivedImage.idA2A2

AND HolderToContent.idA3B5 = ApplicationData.idA2A2

AND ApplicationData.idA3A5 = FvItem.idA2A2

AND FvItem.streamId IN (

SELECT

FvItem.streamId

FROM

FvItem

,FvFolder

,FvMount

WHERE

FvItem.idA3A4 = FvFolder.idA2A2

AND FvMount.idA3A5 = FvFolder.idA2A2

)

AND FvFolder.idA3A5 = FvVault.idA2A2

AND FvFolder.idA2A2 = FvItem.idA3A4

AND EPMDocumentMaster.CADName = 'model_program_new.drw'

ORDER BY

FvItem.uniqueSequenceNumber ASC;






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