|Updated||14th October 2020|
This extension turns documents in Windchill into connected and change-aware engineering assets. Enterprise documents, such as part, material and process specifications, purchase descriptions, work instructions, test plans, and others, contain references to a network of internal and external specifications. These references are hidden inside the documents, preventing upstream changes from being recognized, making it impossible to proactively assess the impact of proposed changes, and hindering information flow to dependent documents and processes.
The XSB Swiss Connect extension analyzes documents, from legacy scanned drawings to typical PDF specifications, and links these objects within Windchill to other internal assets and external digital models. XSB Swiss Connect identifies the status of the referenced documents (e.g., changed, cancelled) and notifies the user of outdated dependencies.
Note that this extension allows PDF documents to be sent to an external system.
For more information about XSB Swiss, click here.
The documentation that are created can be viewed by adding the Swiss tab
A user interface action can be used to create and update the references. This will call the Swiss API and create reference documents and links, if they already exist a link will be created.
There are two types of documents types that may be created depending on the version type.
For documents created a where used can show all documents that use this as a reference
The action to update a document can be triggered by the following workflow robots
For a promotion containing 1 or more documents as the primary business object
com.wincomplm.wex.kernel.api.invoke.WexInvoker.invoke("com.wincomplm.wex-xsb-swiss", "xsb-swiss-workflow.syncPromotionDocuments", self);
For a single document as the primary business object
com.wincomplm.wex.kernel.api.invoke.WexInvoker.invoke("com.wincomplm.wex-xsb-swiss", "xsb-swiss-workflow.syncDocument", self);
As site admin create the following attributes
Using the configuration as a guide create the following document types
Document to Document configurable types
|xxx.swissReferenceLinkType||Reference link type|
Document soft types
Create a parent type called
Add all the attributes configured above
|xxx.swissFileBasedDocumentType||File based document type|
|xxx.swissNumericDocumentType||Numeric document type|
Note xxx denotes the system provided domain
Add the authentication details provided by Swiss
Update the configuration with the types above
Swiss returns states and these must be mapped to states that match the Windchill system
Create a library matching the configuration to hold the documents that will be created by this extension
The following diagnostics can be used to test the interface to swiss and examine the raw data