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New Wincom website launched

Thanks to all involved in the launch of the new website, especially the web designers RWF. Over the next few months we will be adding more content to the site, including a range of new components that will substantial increase our current portfolio.

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Economist and Mass Customization

We work frequently with clients trying to gain a competitive advantage by using Masss Customization, and have worked hard to make this feature of Windchill easier to use and more effective. This article from The Economist shows how this area of manufacturing is becoming more and more important

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PlanetPTC Live in Stuttgart 2011

We recently visited PlanetPTC Live in Stuttgart to find out the latest developments and news for Windchill®.  It was a very well attended show, with a lot of very interesting presentations. It is clearly aimed at the German market with many presentations in German, so it is a real

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How to login to Windchill using the API

Here is the code you can use: RemoteMethodServer.getDefault().setUserName(“wcadmin”); RemoteMethodServer.getDefault().setPassword(“wcadmin”); Note a potential security risks of putting a password into the code, but it is still a valid techinque for developers to use. It will work client and server side.

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Add a new menu option using Ant

Introduction This tutorial show how to use Ant to update the Windchill PDMLink or ProjectLink menu system. It will include a script that will install and uninstall a new menu option to the WTPart actions menu. Getting started We have some requirements Fully automated script Will work

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How to create Excel reports from Windchill

A presentation showing how excel can “pull” data directly from Windchill, to provide sophisticated reporting. Click here for the presentation

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How to setup the Netbeans IDE for Windchill

A presentation showing how to config netbeans to compile code in the Windchill codebase. Click here for the presentation

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Installing PDMLink™/ProjectLink™ for development

Objectives Simple repeatable method to install Install many version on the same machine Manage multiple installation with one database instance Manage the database, snapshots, importing etc. This is a simple guide to install a Windchill system for developers. It is a well used method that is easy

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Installing on Windows 7

Installing Windchill on Windows 7 can be problematic. The 64bit version appears to work but the 32bit version needs some changes. Look in the install files and find the setup.exe Disk1\InstData\Windows\NoVM\setup.exe Change the exectuble to be compatible to Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) You must do this

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Reload modified JSP pages without cleaning cache

If you are changing JSP pages on a regular basis on your development machine, you should consider switching tomcat to development mode. This will mean it will check if the cached version is older than the new JSP and re-compile the page if needed. So if you

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Change Lite

Take a look at the EAP Search last improvements!