Anyone using WindChill PDM with Autocad? Specifically wondering how
well it handles xrefs. We're a multi-discipline firm who relies heavily
on references. Drawings are typically 2D plant design. Windchill is
being suggested to replace the current DMS as another group is already
using Windchill and there's a desire to consolidate. By any chance does
Windchill support MicroStation?
I will assume that you mean Windchill PDMLink and not Windchill PDM.
To use another CAD package with PDMLink, requires a workgroup manager
program from PTC. They do not have workgroup managers for AutoCad or
MicroStation. So the answer is no, PDMLink cannot be used to manager your
Listed Workgroup Managers on the PTC website are:
Workgroup Managers are version dependent, usually only with the last 2
This is not true, PDMLink does have a workgroup manager for AutoCAD.
It handles X-refs, creating a CAD document structure and even sync
attributte values between AutoCAD and PDMLink and any WTParts..
I tested the manager for a while and i was very impressed.
Currently the latest version of the manager supports AutoCAD 2005 but i
have tested it with AutoCAD 2006 and have not been able to reproduce
As far as i know there is no workgroup manager for Microstation, you
can still upload and download .DGN files as regular documents but
PDMLink will not be able to understand any referances between them
unless you create theese manually within PDMLink.