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Automatic multi-format export after check-in

Question asked by Rui Santos on May 18, 2009
Latest reply on May 19, 2009 by Rui Santos
Hello to all,

After watching some posts, and looking into the needs of the company where I work, I've set myself to develop some code that allowed getting a set of files from the documents that are checked-in on the vault. And I did it!

I'm using the trigger function native to Workgroup PDM to generate a MSMQ message. Then an Action/Rule setup on pdmworks private queue that calls a specific executable file (the code I've developed) which in turn will get the following documents:
1. drawing's pdf from vault
2. drawing's tiff from slddrw file
3. dxf from sheetmetal flat-pattern part referenced in drawing
4. 2D e-drawings file
5. CSV with Solidworks tree structure containing relevant data we need for our PLM software.

Note: My code is only looking at slddrw file checkin, and will export a file per sheet, in the pdf, tiff and e-drawing cases.

I know that many of you would like to have this code, but I though of making it availabe in a way that everyone could help debug and enhance the solution. Can someone advise the best way to do this?

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