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Export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a server with workflow

How can you export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a computer or server?

I tried to do export pdf to a folder with SEEC_Workflow_PDF_generation and

TCRS_export_signoff_data handler.

This created the pdf in a folder but after the workflow completed the file was deleted from a folder.

I asked GTAC but they said that this is normal behaviour.

 

Is there any other way to export pdf with workflow?

 

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Accepted by topic author jan-its
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a server with workflow

Yes. Use the instructions listed in the attached PDF file. It's a little dated, but the point of using the 'EPM-run-external-command' WF handler to dump out files to the OS still applies today.

With your scenario, since you already have PDFs in Teamcenter, all you have to do is use the handler to dump them out either directly to the OS or to a script that can then rename them and place them somewhere else.



Thank you,

Larry Carpenter, P.E.
IT Architect, CAxPLM Applications - Siemens Molecular Imaging
Vice Technical Director, Board of Directors - PLM World, Inc.


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Re: Export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a server with workflow

Thank you for the answer.
But I do not see any pdf attached.

Regards
Janez

Re: Export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a server with workflow

That's odd.  The attachment was indeed sent via my reply email.  I checked to be sure.  This Forum must be stripping attachments sent via email.  Anyway, I logged into the web directly and attached it here again via the web tools.


Larry Carpenter, P.E.
CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging
Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,

Re: Export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a server with workflow

Cool. Many thanks Larry.

I have a similar situation where I would like to workflow control the export BOTH PDF and DXF files once a job goes Release.

 

Cheers

Re: Export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a server with workflow

It uses the same methodology. It's just a slight change to export DXF instead of PDF.


Larry Carpenter, P.E.
CAxPLM Architect @ Siemens Molecular Imaging
Past Board Member @ PLM World, Inc,
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Accepted by topic author jan-its
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Export pdf from Teamcenter to a folder on a server with workflow

If someone else will be looking for solution to this here is what I did.

 

1. Created basic lov with values:

INPUT~ExportPath=\\server_path

INPUT~ExportOrigFile=YES (so it exports with the same name as in Teamcenter)

DATA~DATASETS=IMAN_specification~PDF

 

2. Created Release workflow and put in Release task (complete task action)

argument               value

-lov                        name of the workflow

 

And it works without a problem.