Introducing our External App Platform

Introducing our External App Platform

In your company you probably hear this type of question: “Where are my changes?”, “What is taking so long?” or “What is holding up the process?”… and many people saying basically “I don’t want to understand Windchill, but I need the information it holds”. That’s why we created the External App Platform where your management area, your services, your external partners or whoever you decide can actually see all this information without having to dig into the Windchill complexity to find it. As every customer has unique needs and requirements, we brand and configure the platform exactly to your needs. We can configure as many Platforms as you require: your executive management will not need to access the same information as your external partners!

This is why the External App Platform (EAP) is a Service-as-a-Product: You get exactly what you need, but it is supported and maintained as a product would be.

The EAP has different modules that you can plugin. The first one is Data View: it allows you to visualize the information you need about changes, state, etc. in graphs and tabs in a very user friendly interface. Every single column, row, type of graph is entirely configurable, and the best part is that you can export all this information in different formats (.csv, .xls, .pdf) and with our report engine even produce a hard-copy report:

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Through our second module, Search, you can navigate easily through your structures:

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Portal, (our third module) allows you to have instance access to CAD and Part data, and to the 3D visualization. More are in progress, such as a new Workflow Visualization module:

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Finally we can make modules built-to-order, to match exactly what you might need.

Our EAP is currently in production in many large, international manufacturing companies from different fields as Agroindustry, Defense and Furnishing.

Interested? Request an online demo or an evaluation copy here! And please take a look at our App Center.

 

PDMLink Creo Integration

PDMLink Creo Integration

Wincom provides new Windchill extensions to closely integrate Creo with Windchill PDMLink. These extensions can be customized to the clients requirements, and provide CAD user highly productive ways to interact with the PLM system, ensure high levels of CAD user satisfication and participation in the PLM processes.

Features include

  • Quick and easy installer for Creo clients
  • New custom ribbon in Creo to give instance access to PDMLink
  • New features to create parts, documents etc. directly
  • Framework allows addition of custom features
  • Direct access to simple to user interfaces
Creo Install

Creo Install

Creo Ribbon

Creo Create Part

Creo Create Part

Creo Save As

Creo Save As

 

Please contact us for an evaluation version of this component

 

New Creo Parametric application delivered

New Creo Parametric application delivered

We have just released a new Creo Parametric 2.0 Application for a major European manufacturer.

This application is installed both on the server and the Creo clientNew Creo Parametric Application

  • A Windchill PDMLink side component (10.1).
  • A Creo Parametric 2.0 client application

This component allows actions directly from Creo Parametric

  • Windchill parts + CAD dependencies creation
  • Promotion
  • Save As
  • Part editing
  • […]

Key features

  • Seamless integration of Creo Parametric and Windchill
  • Automatic Creo installation and updating
  • Fully configurable

This first phase of this project has been delivered and additional features will be added in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

Drive Mapping for Windchill™ prototype ready

Drive Mapping for Windchill™ prototype ready

Can we map Windchill as a standard network drive?

Can we allow the browsing of all the rich data held within my PDMLink™ system (File content of documents, CAD data, Attachments, Representations…) ?

Can we use navigation criterias to browse the data?

This requirement has been raised several times, and we have now a prototype allowing a fully controlled access to Windchill™ file data. Once installed this component allows Windchill™ to be mounted as if it was a simple network drive, the adminstrator can configure it to show whatever part of the system is required, for example a Product or Library (always respecting access control rules). This component uses the standard WebDav protocol.

This prototype supports mounting on Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows (Unix, Sparc and others are also supported). Note that this is true access to the file data, unlike the out-of-the-box DTI that only makes this information available via Windows Explorer, which means that the Operating System and any of it’s applications are aware of the files, making it perfect to build integration to third party applications.

For example, you could give your service teams access to all the latest released service manuals held within your PDMLink™ system.

Drive Mapping using WebDav

We are keen to have your feedback on this, and so if you would like to suggest features or requirements that you would have for this type of tool please let us know.