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Creo View 3.1 M010: How does Windchill 11.0 M010 and later launch Creo View without the Browser Plug-ins?

Created: 27-Jul-2016   |   Modified: 27-Jan-2020   

Applies To

  • Creo View 3.1 M010
  • Windchill PDMLink 11.0 M010
  • Windchill ProjectLink 11.0 M010
  • Pro/INTRALINK 8.x + 11.0 M010
  • Windchill PDM Essentials 11.0 M010
  • PTC Arbortext Content Manager 11.0 M010
  • Visualization Services (WVS)


  • Windchill 11.0 M010 will no longer use browser plug-ins (ActiveX, NPAPI based add-on) to launch Creo View 3.1 M010 out-of-the-box (see CS237817)
  • Instead, the new Creo View Agent (pvagent.exe) service is launched on the client machine
  • How is the Creo View Agent launched and integrate with the Windchill server?
  • How does one troubleshoot problems with the launching mechanism?