We are trying to consolidate out Creo support files into Windchill...
So, since I can't "import" them, I figure I would just 'add" them in as new documents. I'm not sure how successful that was as I used the "general" DocType when creating.
MY QUESTIONs - has anybody already done this? If so, what 'type" did you use when creating the wtdocs? Is there another way?
Any comments would be most appreciated.
Just to clarify my intent - I am looking to manage as many of the Creo support files from WC. What I mean by this is, for instance, the config setting for symbols (.sym) would point to the files in WC, rather than some network share.
Example:pro_symbol_dir wtpub://ADMS_PROD/Libraries/CAD Standards/Security Technologies\SYMBOLS
From the folks who have contacted me (thanks by the way!), I know that not all extension will work that way. .cfg & .scl are just a couple mentioned as these files need to be vailable to Creo at launch, and since the WC login happens after launch, that will be an issue.
Basically, I am just going to have to test every extension/setting to see what works and what doesn't. I will post back to this my summary of findings...unless someone already has this which will save me lots of time??? 🙂
Love this forum!!
Gary, Here are the ones I know about:
Works in Windchill: (As of Wildfire 5.0 - Creo Elements Pro 5)
Does NOT work in Windchill:
I know this is an old thread, but it just became relevant for me.
I'm trying to use global.dmt from a Windchill Library and I have set the global_appearance_file option to point to the correct location, but it still does not seem to work.
We have material .mtl files in the same Windchill Library and they are using appearances, which are present in the global.dmt. When I assign a material, the appearance does not change.
If the same global.dmt is copied to C:\local\PTC\Creo 3.0\M140\Common Files\graphic-library\appearances\ then it does work just as expected.
@mdebower, you have global_appearance_file in your list of "Works in Windchill", but I cannot get it to work with Creo 3 M140 and Windchill 10.2 M030 CPS24.
Do you have any ideas, what am I missing here?
I just checked and it still seems to be working here. We are now on Creo 3.0 and Windchill 11.0
The config option as set in our config.sup reads:
global_appearance_file wtpub://YOURWCSERVERNAME/Libraries/CAD Library/Materials Library/global.dmt
Thank you @mdebower!
You made me see the error I had. The option was set only to the folder and not up to the global.dmt file.
I added global.dmt at the end of the path and now it works.
Thanks for the quick reply.