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How to set Windchill drawing viewable type to plt for Solidworks to allow Windchill Markups creation

danders238
13-Aquamarine

How to set Windchill drawing viewable type to plt for Solidworks to allow Windchill Markups creation

Hi,

When our user saves a Solidworks drawing locally and has the  PTC Windchill tab "Save Viewable's" button enabled and then checks in the drawing to windchill common-space. A pdf is automatically generated and associated to the Solidworks drawing file in Commons-space under the details page.

 

Where can we go to change the viewable type that's being generated locally by Solidworks from .pdf to .plt so Windchill markups may be created after the drawing has been Check into Windchill Common-space?

 

edit: I forgot to mention when I posted this earlier that no CAD Worker used to create the Solidworks Viewable. Solidworks creates these and they are uploaded to the Server during Check in.

 

Thanks,

Don A

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I dealt with Solidworks CAD worker a while back. There seems to be issues which may have lead to dropping of support:

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/cs229026?language=en&posno=1&q=solidworks%20printer&source=se...

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS22286

and why not:

https://community.ptc.com/t5/Windchill/Creo-View-Adapter-for-SolidWorks-Plots-Upside-Down/td-p/41550...

I am holding on the HPGL with Creo publishing since I like the overlay functionality.  You might consider getting the Windchill license that allows PDF markup and go with the flow.  Its not too costly.

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I dealt with Solidworks CAD worker a while back. There seems to be issues which may have lead to dropping of support:

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/cs229026?language=en&posno=1&q=solidworks%20printer&source=se...

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS22286

and why not:

https://community.ptc.com/t5/Windchill/Creo-View-Adapter-for-SolidWorks-Plots-Upside-Down/td-p/41550...

I am holding on the HPGL with Creo publishing since I like the overlay functionality.  You might consider getting the Windchill license that allows PDF markup and go with the flow.  Its not too costly.

Thank you for the links they are very helpful. I would also like to use the HPGL for the overlay functionality to be able to visually see what has changed between 2 drawings by doing a overlay.  Haven't had a chance to try what's communicated in the links above yet and not sure if our IT department will allow winline to be installed.  Thank you very much for your help and sorry for the late reply!

 

Don A

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