I can open STEP files in Creo View directly from Windows when working stand alone. I create a document in PDMLink with the STEP files as the content. When I try to open that document in Creo View from PDMLink I get this error:
File does not begin with '%PDF-'
If I chose to download the file from PDMLink, choose "Open" and select Creo View as the program it works fine.
I am finding it irritating that Windows can open a file in Creo View where Windchill cannot.
In Reply to Zachary Alexander:
I Creating it as a document. I am not generating and representation since you can open a step file directly in Creo View when running stand alone. I also tried importing it through a workgroup manager but no luck. Would not recognize the type. Wouldn’t be so perplexing if Creo View could not open step files natively outside of WC. I have attached screen grab of document properties.
Are you creating the STEP file as a WTDocument? Does the document have a
generated representation? If so, have you tried opening it in Creo View?
Windchill does not open WTDocument files in Creo View by default. However,
there is an add-on you can get that allows Creo View to open PDFs. This is
why you see Windchill throw an error looking for the "PDF" extension.
Zachary D. Alexander
ProductSpace Solutions Inc.
Phone: 630-495-2999 Ex. 8104
I have never been able to create CAD Documents outside of the workgroup manager. Whenever I try to create them this way the WGM only recognizes Pro/E file extensions, not step. I don’t think you can create a CAD Document inside a web browser. What am I missing here? The whole point is to stay out of the WGM. There are no native CAD files to associate too. This is a supplied step file from a customer w/o CAD data. They would like to create it as a document & be able to open the content in Creo View. Like I said the mind blowing thing here is Creo View opens up the file outside of PDMLink, but not inside. When you open a PDF or Offoce document inside Creo View there is no publishing, correct?