This is an extension that loads data and configurations into your Windchill system in a controlled and repeatable manner. It ensures that data to be loaded is tightly controlled and can be reloaded onto various systems, allowing multiple environments to be configured seamlessly.
It uses standard PTC loading mechanisms to perform the load. Using the Extension Developer Kit the configuration team can create a new extension which contains all the data to be loaded, this “data-only extension” can be deployed into the system to load the contained resources. This can be done for on premise or cloud environments without ever requiring access to the server itself.
This extension is also used to load demo and examples for standard extensions.
Access the UI here
The extension loads resources into windchill from other installed extensions.
The resources can be documents, parts, soft types … etc, The user can select which extension to load resources from by selecting the extension in the dropdown. After selecting the extension the user can click on ´show resources´. This will load a table with all the resources contained in the selected extension. The user can then click on the load button to load the resource in the corresponding row. The load output section will then display
If an error occurs, information will be displayed and logs can be downloaded
Resources have to follow a specific format in order to be loaded, the application used the ´wt.load.LoadFromFile´ api to load the files
They must be in a zip held in the following location
resources/load/[wc version] e.g.resources/load/12.0
or for a file that is valid on all versions
The format should be as follows
Each resource should be a separate zip archive
It should contain an xml file to be loaded, a CONTENTS folder containing additional content and an meta.xml file
the meta file contains meta data about the resource to load