Displaying Pro/E Model on Web Page, and Changing Parameters

Hi there,
I'm trying to display a Pro/E assembly on a web page that would allow viewers of the web page to update parameters created in the assembly
(e.g. open car door) and would like the displayed model to update accordingly. Everything I've found so far allows pan, rotate, zoom of the model, but no parameter updating. Does anyone have any ideas or experience with this problem?
Thanks,
Matt
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How does a web page communicate with Pro/E to update parameter values to change the door open angle and then generate a new image and upload it to the web page?
You could have static images of different settings and allow the web page to select a new image based on a 'parameter' change.
In order to do what you want, you would have to be running Pro/E over the web.
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You can't do this by changing the model. You would need a proe licence on the website even if you could.
I suggest you make different models showing the various view states you require and use the parameter button you set up on the website to switch between models.
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First of all, Matt, what you've found that "allows pan, rotate, zoom of the model, but no parameter updating" is probably ProductView, a web-enable browser plugin for simple viewing of Pro/e files without a Pro/e license. Handy, as far as it goes, but pretty limited functionality. Also, if you've used the free Express version, you've seen about 20% of what it can do. Here's a list of features taken from the FAQ on the trial version of PV:
Ability for large numbers of users to access design information in a web-centric and scalable environment
View different formats of digital product data, including 2D, 3D, documents and images without the need for the authoring application
Accurately measure (from B-Rep geometry), section 3D models, compare 3D parts and 2D drawings.
Perform searches across various data types (part names and attributes), color-code search results and view according to the color-coding.
Collaborate on centrally organized digital product information through markups and real-time collaboration.
Extract product data from CAD system for re- use in the extended enterprise (e.g. dimensions and tolerances for manufacturing)
In addition to the above, standard ProductView supports:
ECAD viewing capability
Features to reposition and assemble parts
Creation of animation, constraints, repositioning and interference checking capabilities
(For a complete list of ProductView features, please contact your nearest Sales Representative for a demonstration.)
Anyway, sounds like it might do what you need it to do. Here's link to the FAQ. It even tells how to download and install the 30 day trial version of the full, not Express, package. http://www.ptc.com/products/productview/productview_faq.pdf
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: Hi there, : : I'm trying to display a Pro/E assembly on a web page that would allow : viewers of the web page to update parameters created in the assembly : (e.g. open car door) and would like the displayed model to update : accordingly. Everything I've found so far allows pan, rotate, zoom of : the model, but no parameter updating. Does anyone have any ideas or : experience with this problem? : : Thanks, : : Matt
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Matt Doyle wrote:

Ever thought of using VRML data for this?
Its easily exported by all ProE versions, but a browser plugin required. Dunno about the more tricky things - opening/closing doors etc. - might be possible as well.
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: Ever thought of using VRML data for this? : : Its easily exported by all ProE versions, but a browser plugin required. : Dunno about the more tricky things - opening/closing doors etc. - might : be possible as well. : You're right, I'm sure I've seen it done, where you could control an animated vrml. Pro/e even exports parameters with the .wrl file, so tapping into that could be possible, as well.
And, behind door #3: There's also Pro/PROGRAM and J-link, the java programming interface which can be used in conjunction with an assembly program to control component placement, parameters and much more.
And, #4: For those who all have Pro/e licenses and are already connected to the internet, there's Pro/COLLABORATE which is design conferencing software, powered by Groove technologies conferencing terminal. Someone is the leader and all those connected through Pro/COLLABORATE can take turns, creating, modifying, manipulating models. Changes that one person makes are distributed to all participants.
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