Enhancement Details

Heterogeneous Design In Context (HDIC)

Heterogeneous Design in Context (HDIC) capabilities enable companies to leverage multi-CAD data vaulted in PDMLink directly in their Pro/ENGINEER designs.

Product Information

Product PTC Windchill Integrations
Product / Module PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for CATIA V5
PTC Windchill Workgroup Manager for NX
Version 9.1
Product Functional Area 3rd Party MCAD Data Management
Pro/ENGINEER Data Management
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices Detailed Development

Benefits and Description

Pro/ENGINEER users interacting with Unigraphics NX and CATIA V5 data sources will find HDIC streamlines the CAD interoperability process. HDIC capabilities eliminate much of the manual conversion process and redefinition of feature and placement references so you can work with the data. Windchill PDMLink maintains all the data, ensuring all enterprise users can utilize the design data regardless of their preferred CAD system.

Heterogeneous Design in Context (HDIC) addresses the CAD and data management needs of companies who must use multiple CAD systems in their product development processes. CAD interoperability, multi-CAD data management, and enterprise visualization are key components of HDIC. Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 in conjunction with PDMLink 9.1 supports heterogeneous design in context between Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0, Unigraphics NX3/NX4/NX5, and CATIA V5 R16/R17.

Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 4.0 data translators for NX3/NX4/NX5 and CATIA V5 R10-R17 are Associative Topology Bus (ATB) translators. If ATB source files are modified, Pro/ENGINEER visibly identifies the import geometry as out of date. Users may update the import geometry without losing placement or feature references.

PDMLink 9.1 maps, controls, and maintains the CAD data and interdependency links between Pro/ENGINEER, Unigraphics NX3/NX4/NX5, and CATIA V5 R16/R17, tying source and translated CAD Documents to a common Enterprise Part.

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