Article - CS54372

Windchill PDMLink: How to configure Visualization Services to control access to Representations and their content

Modified: 23-Jan-2017   

Applies To

  • Windchill PDMLink 9.0 to 11.0
  • Windchill ProjectLink 9.0 to 11.0
  • Pro/INTRALINK 8.x + 9.0 to 11.0
  • Windchill PDM Essentials 9.0 to 11.0
  • PTC Arbortext Content Manager 9.0 to 11.0
  • ProductView and Creo Elements/View 9.0 to 9.1
  • Creo View 1.0 to 4.0
  • Visualization Services (WVS)


  • WVS employs a Windchill Delegate at Windchill 9.1 or later to control how users can access Representation content based on the same user's permissions for accessing the Representable (CAD Document or Part), this article explains how it is configured
  • Visualization Services allows a user to view Representations in ProductView even though the same user is denied permission to download the CAD Document
  • ProductView allows a user to see parts when the user is prevented from seeing those parts
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