News and Updates

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Center Update

Date: 26th September 2020

The latest release now show the version of the extension on the interface and gives access to older versions to download so you can go to production with the version that you have tested.

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New Extension Release Notification

Date: 6th August 2020

We have just released the new IHS Market® extension

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This extension allows a user to synchronize parts with the IHS database. The extension allows for single or multiple parts to be synced using menu actions or workflows. It can be initiated from a part, a folder page or a search. The seed object is a Part or a SuMa manufacurer part.

An IHS API login is required.


General Extension Release Notification

Date: 30th July 2020

We keep extending our offer of new Windchill Extensions and improving our existing ones to continuously provide new features and capabilities to extend your Windchill systems. This is an update on our last deliveries, make sure to explore them on the Windchill Extension Center and try them yourselves on your systems!

New Releases

Representation Export Plus

fileThis extended version of the classic Representation Export includes a new feature to export as a document, email features to help controlled sharing for the exported data and new menus in the search results.

CAD Quick

fileGives a quick and effective way for the users to download the Primary Content of one or multiple CAD Documents. Works from folders and search results.

SiliconExpert Connect Starter

fileThis extension is a free version of SiliconExpert Connect with no requirement for SiliconExpert licenses. Gives you a BoM health check on structures up to 200 parts.

Assembly Where Used

fileAdds features to the popular free extension, Assembly Where Used Starter, to allow top items to be non-End Items and a new export feature.

New Features

Representation Export

New feature to allow download straight from the search results.

PDF Quick Access Starter

fileNew capability to support for Dynamic Documents (Arbortext™) and improved performance diagnostics.

SiliconExpert Synch

fileNew improved mapping to allow multiple SiliconExpert attributes to be combined into one attribute in Windchill. Added new features to control the type of data to be sent to the remote server.

Coming Soon

XSB SWISS Connect

fileThis extension will analyse documents, from legacy scanned drawings to typical PDF specifications, and link these objects within the PLM System to other internal assets and external digital models. XSB SWISS Connect will identify the status of the referenced documents (e.g., changed, cancelled) and notifies the user of outdated dependencies.

IHS Markit® Synch

fileThis extension will access the data from IHS Markit to allow clients to get hold of a full range of parameters from this extensive external database of supplier information.


New Platform Release Notification

Date: 13th June 2020

Windchill 12

We have released the Windchill Extension Platform for Windchill 12, the latest version of PTC award-winning PLM software, and it is available to download here.

The full complement of the extensions will be released in the next few days, along with some new ones too!

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Upcoming Introduction and Expert Training Sessions for Windchill Extensions

Date: 9th June 2020


Dear Windchill Users,

We have 8 free training events scheduled for you in June and July.

Beginners - Introduction to the Windchill Extensions

For introductions to the Windchill Extensions, targeted for users who are new to the program.

Speakers:

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June 9, 2:00 p.m. EST

PLM 1780R, PLM-at-a-Pace with Windchill Extensions

LiveWorx offers a 10-minute introductory video to the program. Click here to access.

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June 24, 10:00 a.m. EST

Coffee with an Expert – PLM Series

60-minute introductory session, with Q&A with Dave Duncan and Simon Heath. Click here to sign up.


Experienced Users - Windchill Extensions Series

For more in-depth training, targeted for users who are already using the extensions.
Speakers:

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Tuesdays from June 16 – July 29 10-11AM EST

Coffee with an Expert – Windchill Extension Series

6 weekly 45-60 minute sessions, covering specific extensions in detail, with Q&A. Click here to sign up.

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Update Notification

Date: 18th May 2020

Rep Export 1.9

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  • Fixed config issue update on export path
  • Added version to XML output
  • Adjust version to have . between revision and iteration
  • Fixed issue that on watermarking tier not selected correctly
  • Fixed issue on watermarking non valid items

PDF Quick Access 1.5

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  • Added support for Dynamic Documents
  • Added folder support to diagnostics



Introducing the “Netflix” approach to Windchill Extensions – Engineering Bundle Packaging

Date: 11th May 2020



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We have strong and growing adoption with over 150 customers using Windchill Extensions. Discussing the program with customers, administrators and engineer love the agility and responsiveness of the program – valuable features, plug & play, and fast turnaround on new requests.

For more information read the full article.

Engineering Bundle – 2020 Pricing (United States)


Bundles require each of the site’s Windchill Basic, Windchill Advanced, and Windchill Premium users to be subscribed. For accounts with over 250 users, there is a favorable site (“instance”) subscription as an alternative (an instance is one Windchill production instance and its lower environments).

The bundle pricing is available for logged-in users in the Windchill Extension Center, accessible from several locations including each extension’s “Pricing” tab.


Update Notification

Date: 7th May 2020

Representation Export 1.8


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  • Added version to XML output
  • Adjust version to have between revision and iteration
  • Fixed issue that on watermarking tier not selected correctly
  • Fixed issue on watermarking non valid items



Update Notification

Date: 17th April 2020

New Releases


SiliconExpert Sync

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This extension allows a user to synchronize parts with the SiliconExpert database. The extension allows for single or multiple parts to be synced using menu actions or workflows. It can be initiated from a part, a folder page or a search. The seed object is a Part or a supplier part. Here is the features and functions video.

Representation Import

file The user can select a file and import it using a new user interface, where it will be added as a new presentation to the object. A bulk import is also available to import a number of representations simultaneously. Here is the features and functions video.

Change Review – Making this new Change object visible from the changeable e.g. part or document
Equivalence Links – Access to the Upstream and Downstream parts directly in the User Interface
SSL Certificates (free) – Adds support of SSL certification to Windchill

Major Updates


Representation Export 1.6

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• Added group control for UI • Updated XML to allow multiple representations + more data • Meta data exported when no representations are available • Added 3D and DXF support

Coming Soon!


CAD Quick

file This extension allows a user to download the CAD directly from within Windchill without having to use a workgroup manager. It downloads both primary and secondary content.



Update Notification

Date: 26th March 2020

Change Analysis

A new version is now available. It fixes an issue found in the first release and we suggest that you update to version 1.1

Also, we remind you that a server restart is not required during the installation of the extension.


Update Notification

Date: 20th March 2020

Quick Access 1.3

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• Improved the algorithm to prefer the same number if more than 1 drawing is found • Added new diagnostics • Quick Access icon now available in the search results


Watermark Advanced 1.2

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The new version now has the following features:

• Publish event to trigger watermark • Possibility to add additional business data such as numbers, names of promotions, changes etc…


Release Notification

Date: 24th February 2020

Platform Cluster Manager available

Platform now supports cluster, and you may manage this at the UX level. Documentation is here.

Change Analysis released

This extension assists users with post-analyzing the effects of a change.

Promotion Validator advanced

This extension enables you to add you own validation rules, in addition to the rules provided by Promotion Validator.



Release Notification

Date: 4th January 2020

Assembly Where Used 1.2

Improved UI with links to the part add and icons to indentify parts more easily

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How to… Videos

Date: 3rd December 2019

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Would you like to know more about how to install and run our Windchill extensions? We have started the “How to…“ video series on the Windchill Extension Center to guide you through the whole process. The first videos are on Watermarking and Representation Export, and you can check them out following the link.


General Update

Date: 11th November 2019

Platform improvements

We just released the version 1.1.2 of the platform for an improved performance. All users on 1.0 should upgrade as the new extensions we will shortly release need this version. How to upgrade? Your systems will be dynamically upgraded when you install a new extension, or you can manually upgrade using the upgrade extension.

New Extension releases:


  • Assembly Where Used

This free extension gives you a quick and effective way to understand the impact of change at a glance.

  • Quick Access

We updated to provide you a better and faster user experience.

Coming Soon!

In the next few weeks we will be releasing PDF Watermark (Cloud based), Change Analysis, Representation Export and Promotion Validate Advanced.
We are working on the new version of the SiliconExpert Connect which will include new parametric searching and an integration to PartsLink. We are looking for beta customers. If you are interested, please contact us.
This is all new software, and we are keen to have feedback from you so if you any questions or suggestions, let us know.


SiliconExpert Whitepaper

Date: 10th November 2019

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of integrating a PLM, like Windchill, and EPDB, like SiliconExpert? This whitepaper helps to explain the crossover from the mCAD to eCAD worlds.


Quick Access Release

Date: 8th October 2019

Save time and clicks by installing in a few easy steps Quick Access! Quick Access is a free Windchill Extension that allows you to quickly and effectively retrieve PDF documents from within Windchill.

Join the Windchill Revolution! Announcing the New Windchill Extension Center

Date: 11th September 2019

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We are proud to announce the go-live of the PTC Windchill Extension Center available. Extend your #Windchill system in a few clicks thanks to the unique Wincom plug-and-play architecture. Explore the available extensions, download a trial version and check it by yourself. Join the Windchill Revolution!

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