Could you please tell me if Windchill Information Modeler 11.0 is available and where it can be downloaded?
Also, is there any alternative tool, we can use beside the Information modeler, to understand quickly Windchill API?
I believe this cannot be downloaded as it is no more required anymore.
You asked for 11.0, but you can take a look to this: CS212271: Windchill 10.2 Customizer's Resources
Most of it applies to 11.0 too.
You can also download the JavaDoc or access it through this link: Windchill 11.0 JavaDoc.
The JavaDoc is also embedded in Windchill installation.
For a legal perspective, you can read this: Supported and Nonsupported Usage of the API
Here is the CD below, I am looking for. And yes, PTC has released it. Wonder where can I find it?
|PTC Windchill 11.0 Information Modeler||MED-2101-CD-110||16-DEC-15|
You can download Information Modeller for Windchill 11.0 from below URL:
If you're using 11.0 M030, you need to use latest download version, else F000. See below screen capture:
As far as my understanding, Info modeler is required for annotation processing and there is no alternative to this.
For API understanding, as @froussel_ca mentioned Windchill JavaDocs is involved in installer itself.
Actually the annotations processing works without Info Modeler.
I've been developing on Windchill for 7 years and haven't had to use Info Modeler (I'm not even able to download it).
As I understand it was required with Rational Rose for hard typing (modeled objects) in older releases (up to 9.1)
Here is an extract from the Customizer Guide:
Windchill Information Modeler is one of the Windchill development components
that can be used to customize your Windchill environment. Information Modeler
contains the Windchill modeling files and source code that you will use to develop
your customizations. Custom Java Annotations are used to model business
objects. Windchill then uses this model to generate code that is used in server and
Information Modeler provides the most powerful capabilities for creating custom
business objects and relationships in Windchill systems, but requires greater
development skills and is less flexible than using subtypes. For example, subtypes
can be added and changed by an administrator while the system is running, but
model changes must be made by a skilled Java developer during strictly managed
checkpoints. On the other hand, modeled objects can be created by assembling
specific collections of Windchill plug-and-play interfaces to create unique server
behavior but subtypes can only be created as super types of existing modeled
classes with additional attributes.
Yes, that's what I was looking for.
Also, do you work for PTC? If so, is it possible to confirm if the **annotations processing** works without using the Info. Modeler as Florent stated.
I dig further into knowledge base and found that Information Modeler is not required in Windchill 10.0 and later, but this applies to only Customization Column Length. However I am unable to get clarity on whether is applies to **annotation processing** too.