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programatically register apps with the WGM

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programatically register apps with the WGM

Hi,

we have been developing a CAD launcher to handle the multiple CAD systems we use to ensure users get the correct configs for client projects etc.

The missing link so far is to automatically register the correct version of the CAD app with the WGM.

Currently we can check if an app is registered by qeurying the 'appregistry.xml' file in the users AppData\Roaming\PTC\Windchill Workgroup Manager\.Settings folder. However the user is still required to manually register the app if it is not already registerd.

Potentially we could modify this file programatically as well as doing the necessary rename / copy in the WGM install folder, btu not sure if there are other things that happen when you regiert an application with the WGM.

Anybody managed to do this? Is it even possible?

Have had a look at the WGM API, but that appears to only allow customisation within the WGM itself.

Cheers

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Re: programatically register apps with the WGM

Hi Simon,

We did this also with manipulation of the .Settings folder. We have this solution productive almost for 6 months and no issues were observed.

Regards,

Vytautas

Re: programatically register apps with the WGM

HI Vytautas,

     I have been thinking about this for a while, How to automate the  registration of  WGM with correct version of CAD. Luckily I found this page.

    It would be a great help, if you could tell what are the settings to be changed to achieve this. 

     We are using CATIA V5 R21 and WGM 10.2

    Thanks in advance,

Regards,

Bharat