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Is there any API available to download the CAD model of Family table instances for PDMLink?

Devidas
9-Granite

Is there any API available to download the CAD model of Family table instances for PDMLink?

Our Manufacturing Team Uses Creo model files to generate the CNC code. As they don't have creo installed on their system, so we have developed customized utility to download the primary content (3D Model) files of CAD objects. PTC was supporting this functionality prior to Windchill 10.0 but now removed this due to data security reasons.

We are unable to download the Content of Family table instances using this utility, as primary content file only exist for Generic object. Looking for some type of solution on this ,so will able to download 3D model of instance files from PDMLink.

Current workaround is open that File on Designer system and save instance as standalone CAD file, which is long way to do it.

Any help or thoughts will be helpful.

Thanks in Advance.

1 REPLY 1

Hello Devidas,

I think you can use CAD collector API - com.ptc.windchill.collector.api.cad.CadCollector.GatherFamilyGenerics . http://support.ptc.com/cs/wncdoc/110/wcapi/com/ptc/windchill/collector/api/cad/CadCollector.html

Windchill doesn't store any vaulted data for instances. So if the epdocument selected is an instance, then use CAD collector to get the generic and stream it to browser.

If the CNC code generation consumes another format other than the actual cad model, then you can think about a worker generating those files with the help of a worker and the users can download it directly from the browser - just a thought.

Regards,

Binesh Kumar

Medtronic - MITG

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