As most of our Organizations in 10.2 are using Creo 2.0 (some upgraded to Creo 3.0), we still have many 2D AutoCAD checked in as CAD Part or WTDocument data types. There is a PTC document CS32402 that covers how to publish AutoCAD stored as WTDocument in Windchill, but I cannot find any document providing any solution to publish the AutoCAD file stored as CAD Part in WIndchill 10.x.
Has anyone have this similar need to publish the AutoCAD file that is stored as CAD part? Are there any third party tool that can do this job?
If the actual file type is .DWG then no conversion should be necessary to open with Creo View. In that case I would try the steps listed in CS36856. (Yes, I realize it was written for WTDocs.)
Yes, we are aware of this ability to open in Creo View; however, we do have a need for downstream consumers (i.e. external suppliers, Purchasing, etc) who need to open it in PDF format. That is why we are looking into this publishing option.
How did the AutoCAD files get stored as CAD Documents? Was there some type of a AutoCAD workgroup manager at some point in the past or are these actually stored as some other CAD type (like Creo)? The underlying type of CAD document will determine what CAD worker they get sent to for publishing. What do you see listed for Authoring Application on the object's details page?
If AutoCAD, then the custom worker will probably work. If some other CAD format, then I think you're going to have trouble...
We are using the WGM for AutoCAD. The customized worker I can find for working with AutoCAD from PTC KB is when it is stored as WTDocument, not CAD document. I hope to find someone here may have done this before.
I could be wrong, but I don't think the worker cares whether the publish event came from a WT Document or a CAD Document. Maybe follow CS32402 just far enough to define the worker and then see if a test batch file actually gets executed on the worker machine.
I have hack for import CAD documents,
We use WGM in Creo for import Autocad files, and after that change field in database Windchill (authoring Application) to ACAD - profit !
If you want I describe this process.
Sorry for waiting,
Steps for importing DWG as EPMDocument:
0. Set property in Creo for import dwg in Creo:
1. Import dwg file in Creo Workspace
2. CheckIn to Windchill, and look:
3. Open SQL studio and find file - SELECT * FROM EPMDocumentMaster WHERE CADName like ‘%.dwg’
4. Update fields in table
UPDATE EPMDocumentMaster SET authoringApplication='ACAD' WHERE CADName like 'acad_test.dwg'
5. Profit! After change authoringApplication you can recieve good preview.
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