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ProToolkit and Windchill


ProToolkit and Windchill

HI all,

Does anyone know if it would be possible to use ProToolkit to read in a list of CAD models from Windchill and export them to a folder? I need to make this as simple as possible for my manufacturing customers. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.




ProToolkit and Windchill

So you are looking to have a very easy to use script that will run pro/e in the background, gather the objects on the list, and then export them into a timestamped folder right?


Steve Vinyard
Application Engineer

Windchill server exception

We're getting this error message when doing a search in Windchill

Server Exception: (com.infoengine.util.IEResource/..) No such service

We are using PDMLink strictly for Pro/E data management at this time, we
do not have InfoEngine (which is mentioned in the error). Doing a
search has not produced this error up until today.

Thanks, John

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RE: Windchill server exception

We also get this error from time to time and i don't know why, but the solution was always to delete the tomcat cache (work directory) and restart tomcat and windchill.

Windchill server exception

We get that error when the services start in the wrong order. In our case we start the tomcat service last to avoid this problem.

Windchill server exception

Gordon, which version of Windchill (and Tomcat) is this?

I ask as I think this startup ordering issue was fixed at some point.

Windchill server exception

Hi Jesse,

We're on 9.1 M060 and this error is due to startup order and is very repeatable.

Startup order actually causes two different errors:

Error in Pricipal Administrator:
nullnull: [LDAP: error code 34 - The provided value "nullnull" could not be parsed as a valid distinguished name because the last non-space character was part of the attribute name 'nullnull']

Error in searches:
Server Exception: (com.infoengine.util.IEResource/..) No Such service:

To correct this we specify the startup order for those services using the technique suggested in Microsoft's knowledge base article 193888 as follows:

Edit the registry to add DependOnService values to make services start in order:

Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ILINK_Apache
DependOnService > Modify > add WindchillDS to bottom of existing list

Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ILINK_Tomcat
Edit > New > Multi-String Value > DependOnService = ILINK_Apache

Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ILINK_Service
Edit > New > Multi-String Value > DependOnService = ILINK_Tomcat

Restart server


Mike Foster

RE: ProToolkit and Windchill

You can do this in JLink too. It is very easy. Are you interested in JLink?