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WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter contains a special character like a spacing

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WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter contains a special character like a spacing

I'm investigating the use of the WGM with Inventor.

The Inventor files carry a number of custom parameters of which some have a parameter name that contains a blank space, e.g. 'Treatment process"

Problem now is how to define a Windchill attribute (in version 10.2) so I can capture the value of this parameter.

Any parameter that has a name which does not carry a special character and so complies to the rules of Windchill attribute definition can be captured easily (either implicitly or explicitly).

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Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter contains a special character like a spacing

After retesting it seems it does work by explicit attribute mapping after all.

The internal IBA name in Windchill cannot contain any special characters like blanks, but when using explicit mapping for an authoring application (in this case Inventor) and entering the proper (case-sensitive) name of the targeted parameter, after checking-in the Inventor file, the parameter value is properly propagated into the IBA.

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Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter contains a special character like a spacing

After retesting it seems it does work by explicit attribute mapping after all.

The internal IBA name in Windchill cannot contain any special characters like blanks, but when using explicit mapping for an authoring application (in this case Inventor) and entering the proper (case-sensitive) name of the targeted parameter, after checking-in the Inventor file, the parameter value is properly propagated into the IBA.

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter contains a special character like a spacing

Jan Van Koetsem,

Can you show an example screenshot in Type/Attribute Manager. We are looking at putting Inventor files into our Windchill instance. A quick screenshot might be sufficient to get me started without having to "open the book". Thanks!

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter contains a special character like a spacing

Hi Ben,

In type & attribute manager, add an attribute to the CAD type as normal. Once added (and still in edit mode) select the newly added attribute and in the top-right window, search for the application you want to connect with (in this case Autodesk Inventor). In the field next to the application's label, enter the name of the attribute as defined in the application.

Inventor attribute mapped to Windchill.JPG

After a "save" and "done you're set to go

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter contains a special character like a spacing

Jan,

I got that part. I was a little more curious of an example attribute - the syntax specifically. For example, is a value such as "iProperties.mass" appropriate? Or maybe just "mass"? I'm not sure.

Thanks!

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter cont

@BenPerry   Did you ever figure out what syntax to use for Inventor?  I'm also trying to extract Mass from the Inventor File to Windchill.

 

James

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter cont

No @JHall, I didn't get it figured out.  Sorry.

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter cont

Hi @JHall@BenPerry,

Attaching  snapshot from the Windchill Help Guide. Hope it resolves your query.

Regards,
Pankaj

 

 

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter cont

Thanks @pmooteri  I've used exactly that mapping and my PTC Partner reviewed the attribute, but still it does not function.  We can't figure out why.  Smiley Sad

James

Re: WGM with Inventor: how to map custom parameters from Inventor to Windchill if the parameter cont

Hi!

Probably shouldn't step in yet as we're not quite there yet, but I'm testing something like this:

- In order to get the attribute linked to Windchill it should be in iProperties in Inventor. To do this add for the .ipt iLogic rule:

 

iProperties.Value("Custom","Mass")=iProperties.Mass

 

- in Windchill Type and Attribute Management create IBA "Mass", add to CAD doc, on the right pane map to Inventor attribute "Mass"

- add to CAD layouts

 

Interested to hear how you finalise this, if it helps   Smiley Wink

 

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