LinkAccess

For PTC Windchill

Easily share product data from Windchill.

Industry statistics have shown that for every individual creating product data, there are ten others who need access to that data. Dynamic processes, complex systems and enterprise software costs make it difficult for your extended team to have access to accurate information in a timely manner.

LinkAccess Interactive and LinkAccess Trigger help solve this problem, which will save your organization substantial time and money. Through simple, secure interfaces and Windchill background automation, your extended team members will not have to wait for the information they need to collaborate with others and make critical decisions.

LinkAccess Interactive

LinkAccess Interactive provides simple, secure web-based access to critical information residing in Windchill PDMLink, PDM Essentials and Pro/INTRALINK. The end user does not need Windchill expertise or access to a CAD license. The end user has instant access to data and it can be translated into the format that they need.

Features of LinkAccess Interactive

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Secure, simple web-based interface provides access to Windchill data to downstream users

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Includes metadata, bill of material, and on-demand output of 2D and 3D CAD data formats like IGES, STEP, DXF, 2D and 3D PDF, etc.

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Allows end users to specify the data and transform type

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Ability to batch process a list of files CAD Files converted to any supported output type and named according to organizational standards

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Watermarking capability

LinkAccess Trigger

LinkAccess Trigger mode automatically creates deliverables such as PDFs of CAD drawings based on events in Windchill PDMLink, PDM Essentials and Pro/INTRALINK. In addition to PDF’s LinkAccess can create other standard output types like IGES, STEP, DXF and more. LinkAccess will put the files on a network file location or back into PDMLink as secondary content.

Features of LinkAccess Trigger

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CAD Files converted to any supported output type and named according to organizational standards

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Automatically generates deliverables upon designated events in Windchill (such as check in, workflow robot, promotion, lifecycle change, etc.)

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Export BOM and Attribute information for system integration

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Watermarking capability

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Configurable to move files to a network file location and/or back into Windchill as secondary content

Supported File Types

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Creo Drawings: PDF, HPGL, DXF, Native

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Creo Parts: STEP, IGES, Parasolid, CreoView, Native, 3D PDF

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Creo Assemblies: STEP, IGES, Parasolid, CreoView, Native, 3D PDF

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Microsoft Word & Excel: PDF, Native

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Other non PTC files: Native

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Available Add-On CAD translation modules for SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.

Supported Environments

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Windows is supported for CAD Worker

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VMWare is supported for CAD Worker

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Available license of the CAD application for CAD Worker

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Sufficient RAM to open desired CAD files on the CAD Worker

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IBM AIX, Sun Solaris and Windows Windchill App servers are supported

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PTC supported versions of Windchill and CAD Applications

Want to know more?

Contact us to schedule a discovery session, request pricing information, or learn more about LinkAccess Interactive and Trigger.