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Mapping System Attributes and File Properties to Creo

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Mapping System Attributes and File Properties to Creo

There are a series of Windchill preferences that define the mapping between Windchill system attributes and CAD tool properties (Creo parameters).

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For reasons I do not comprehend, PTC has chosen to not allow some of these to automatically propagate to Creo models, even though this is EXACTLY what these preferences are supposed to be setting. These include, but are not limited to, name, number, and organization.wm_number.PNG

PTC's current "solution" is to have users create a customization to the download service and manually map these Windchill attributes to a different set of Creo parameters. The limitation with this method is that it only sets these values the first time the object is downloaded to a workspace. Any changes made to these values on the Windchill side are not propagated to the CAD models already in the workspace.

This feels like a case of the Windchill team not talking to the Creo team during development of this functionality...

Questions

  1. What use is the preference mapping Windchill attribute "Number" to CAD property "PTC_WM_NUMBER" it the parameter isn't created (or even accessible) in the CAD model?
  2. If the mapping is changed to something else, will the Creo workgroup manager automatically create the new, custom parameter?
  3. If the mapping is changed to something else, will it keep the value between the new parameter and Windchill automatically synchronized?
  4. Is there some other way to get these other attributes mapped to Creo parameters and kept up to date? (The download service won't do it.)

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