Publishing, searching, viewing, and bulk loading of data into Windchill PLM

Share product and engineering data

Etrage products allow product development companies to enhance their PTC Windchill environment with additional capabilities that include publishing, searching, viewing, and bulk loading of data into Windchill PLM. PDSVISION’s expertise with both advanced Product Lifecycle Management and Etrage products allows us to support our customers and assist them to grow and enhance their design tools.

Brochure – ETRAGE PSW

Key features – ETRAGE Publisher

  • Process PTC Creo, Inventor, CATIA V5, SolidWorks, AutoCAD and NX drawings, parts and assemblies
  • Works with Windchill PDMLink & INTRALINK 9, 9.1, 10, 10.1 & 10.2, PDM Essentials or a Windows file system
  • Automated Monitoring of Windchill for Lifecycle, Revision and Check-in changes
  • Additional Batch and On-Demand operating modes
  • Filtering on Windchill attributes and character strings in the model’s CAD Name, Name or Number
  • Supports searching for documents by Windchill soft attribute
  • Job prioritizing and status reporting
  • Automatic creation of PDF, PS, HPGL, IGES, 2D STEP, 3D STEP, STL, ACIS, DWG, DXF, TIFF, BMP, JPG, EPS, and Metadata files from Pro/ENGINEER® drawings, parts and assemblies
  • Dynamic Watermarking of PDF files with time & date stamps, attributes, parameters and text
  • Integration with TransMagic, Theorem Solutions Applications and AutoVue for CAD translations including Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA V5®, CATIA V4®, NX, SolidWorks®, and Solid Edge®
  • Automatic creation of 3D PDF, ProductView®, JT, Division Mock-up®, 3DVIA, Shrink-wrap, & VRML files from Pro/ENGINEER assemblies
  • MS Office Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Visio processing to PDF and download Windchill documents
  • Automatic upload of PDFs to Windchill and SharePoint
  • Export drawing, diagram, part and assembly files in native geometry or archive format
  • Extract metadata and mass properties for downstream applications
  • Standard Windows interface for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8

PSW supports following file formats

  • PTC® Creo® Parametric®
  • CATIA®
  • NX®
  • Inventor®
  • AutoCAD®
  • SolidWorks®
  • MS Office Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS VISIO files


Disseminate quickly and easily share CAD, design, engineering and other viewable file formats with the ETRAGE Viewer. The ETRAGE Viewer reduces the time and cost of viewing and printing CAD viewables and other file formats. The software displays PDF and other viewable files created by the ETRAGE Plot Service™ for PTC® Windchill® (PSW), and other viewable creation applications or manual processes. Viewable metadata can be added automatically through PSW or manually. The user-friendly search engine and document storage system mirrors many internet search systems that are available for use every day.

Datasheet – ETRAGE Viewer

Key features – ETRAGE Viewer

  • Web-based interface for simple or complex searches of viewable documents
  • User access controlled through the LDAP server or with internally controlled user names and passwords
  • Four levels of access and permissions, User, Supervisor, Administrator and System Administrator
  • Supports wildcard and metadata searches
  • Supports all viewables generated from ETRAGE Plot Service applications for PTC® Creo®, Pro/ENGINEER®, SolidWorks®, AutoCAD®, Inventor®, CATIA V4 & V5®, NX®, MS Office documents, Text files, Images, PDF files
  • Searches a defined Windows folder and all sub-folders
  • Supports large volume of viewables with very fast indexed search results
  • Watermark insertion on PDF files
  • Integrates with Adobe® Reader, AutoVue® and other viewing application

ETRAGE Bulk Loader

Migration of CAD data and related files is not effective without a migration strategy in place for realizing speed, flexibility and efficiency. With ETRAGE Bulk Loader, achieve speed, functionality and flexibility at a competitive price.ETRAGE Bulk Loader offers a fast and reliable way of migrating, uploading and checking in large quantities of CAD data, CAD metadata and documents from a Windows file system into Windchill. ETRAGE Bulk Loader validates against existing CAD files in Windchill and quickly identifies conflicts.

ETRAGE Bulk Loader features a simple and modern user interface so that the process of uploading is done in a quick and efficient manner. ETRAGE Bulk Loader balances the use of tools with a proven migration methodology. Each migration process is unique just as customer data is unique. And with extensive experience in migration processes, ETRAGE is well-positioned to help customers achieve success using the best tools and practices to migrate data.

Key features – ETRAGE Bulk Loader

  • ETRAGE Bulk Loader streamlines the process for uploading large quantities of files into
  • Windchill PDMLink® and Windchill INTRALINK® 9, 9.1, 10 and 10.1
  • Bulk-Load PTC® Creo® Parametric® 1 and 2, Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire® 3, 4 and 5, SolidWorks® and NX® drawings, assemblies and parts, AutoCAD® drawings and WTDocuments, and other CAD, upon request
  • Interactive and batch processing
  • Load to Products, Libraries or Projects
  • Validates against existing CAD files in Windchill
  • Verifies CAD revisions and identifies conflicts
  • Edit and update Windchill attributes

ETRAGE ERP integration

The Windchill PDMLink and INTRALINK integrations with the IFS ERP Applications provide a robust, bidirectional exchange of data between these systems. The integration uses EIS to request part numbers from IFS and transfer Bills of Material and viewables from Windchill at Lifecycle or Revision change, or at Check-in. It provides real-time updates of BOM changes into the IFS ERP application, streamlines data flow between the engineering, manufacturing and purchasing departments, eliminates manual data entry or processes of large sets of data and insures that manufacturing and purchasing have access to the most up-to-date BOM and drawings inside the IFS.

Key features

  • Transfer of BOM, drawings, part numbers, attributes and more…
  • Automatically detects Lifecycle or Revision changes or at check-in of objects in PLM
  • Flexible, modular data transfer “backbone”, with ERP and PLM-specific plug-ins
  • Another ERP or PLM system integration requires only a new plug-in, not changes to the backbone
  • Transactional, with reliable retry mechanism in case of failure
  • Observable in real-time. Fast and scalable. Database-portable
  • Out-of-box functionality and flexibility at a competitive price

WXML integration platform provides:

  • Integrated enterprise PDM with enterprise systems to have effective exchange and streamlined dataflow
  • Effective automated environment
  • Increased productivity by streamlining dataflow between your company’s departments
  • Reliable integration system, based on a robust infrastructure
  • Value gain as a result of improving business processes

ETRAGE WXML universal integrator

Integrating Windchill PLM with your enterprise systems using our integration software solution, ETRAGE WXML Universal Integrator.

Key benefits

  • Design anywhere and share data between your company’s departments
  • Create an effective automated environment that is fast and flexible
  • BOM & Viewable transfer to enterprise systems (Lifecycle integration and attribute mappings)
  • Facilitate rapid decision-making and track its results
  • Increase productivity by streamlining dataflow between your company’s departments
  • Gain value as a result of improving business processes

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