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Import Solidworks data with same filenames into Teamcenter using SWIM

Builder
Builder

I have approx 80k solidworks files with same filename but different file extension in windows file system.

HMCR0004.SLDDRW
HMCR0004.SLDASM
HMCR0004.SLDPRT

I need to import these file into Teamcenter 11 which has integration with Solidworks. I am using SWIMIMPORT along with input file to import. All the files has to go to different ITEM/ITEM REVISION. But in this case. Three ITEMS are created and all the files are imported to each ITEM REVISION. Below is the screenshot after import using SWIMINPORT with input file.

 

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Below is the input file used.

D:\SOLIDWORKS\HMCR0004.SLDDRW item_id=045723 item_revision_id=A item_name=HMCR0004-DRW item_type=Item model_type=slddrw
D:\SOLIDWORKS\HMCR0004.SLDASM item_id=045724 item_revision_id=A item_name=HMCR0004-ASM item_type=Item model_type=sldasm
D:\SOLIDWORKS\HMCR0004.sldprt item_id=045725 item_revision_id=A item_name=HMCR0004-PRT item_type=Item model_type=sldprt

Below is the commandline arguments passed

swimimport.bat -u=infodba-p=infodba -g=dba -overwrite -log=D:\SLDContent\Asm_Import.log D:\SLDContent\InputFile.txt

The log file is not much of help here.

 

Any input or suggestion is really helpful. I have more than 1 million solidworks data which is being migrated into Teamcenter. Facing this issue only with same file names.

 

 

Regards,
Santosh
5 REPLIES

Re: Import Solidworks data with same filenames into Teamcenter using SWIM

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hi Santosh

  We author the SWIM integration for SIemens and also provide services around Migration and Implementation.  You have a lot more data than is going to be readily able to be imported using these tools. 

The tools work fine (we write and test them), but they use standard Teamcenter processing and rules and as a result run slowly and require a lot of effort on your part to define how you want to to be loaded into Teamcenter.

Are the 1M files being managed by some PDM system at this time?  There are other pieces of metadata that will be lost using these tools for migration.

In addition, there are many data situations (configurations, toolbox, users, groups, naming conventions) that are not easy to understand.

If you would like some help from us in both understanding how Solidworks and Teamcenter can work together as well as some advice and perhaps services around migration, please contact me.

 

(By the way, you cannot have a part and an assembly in the same Item. Try saving this data interactively using SWIM as well.)

 

- Peter Heath - PLM Business Development Manager
ITI - Siemens Development and Solution Partner

Re: Import Solidworks data with same filenames into Teamcenter using SWIM

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi Santosh,

 

I've nearly 50k solidworks files to be migrate into Teamcenter by using SWIM bulk import utility.

I'd tried simple assembly migration using gui option.It worked.

But for bulk data could you please tell me how you done the migration,
Is it there any automated script,pls share if it's?

Are you migrated one by one assembly or parallelly migrated all assemblies for timescale?

How to take configuration value from solid works design table for preparing SWIM bulk import Instruction file?

 

If suppose i have only solid parts no assembly, could i use IPS upload for importing.

 

Please reply me.Thanks in Advance!

 

 

Regards,

Saravana.

Re: Import Solidworks data with same filenames into Teamcenter using SWIM

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hi Saravana

- First, do no use ips upload for CAD data as it does not create the information needed for the integration to work properly.

 

As noted above, migration involves a lot of detailed work.  There are many factors that need to be taken into account.

- What is your Item ID going to be in Teamcenter and where does that value come from for every file you need to load.

- How have Solidworks configurations been used and how are those naming conventions being mapped to Teamcenter?

- Are there toolbox items?

 

We've been doing migration as a business for over a decade and our dedicated team of migration consultants is still learning the best ways to go through this process after over 120 projects.  There is no magic in this process, you will have to learn all of the steps. 

 

SWIMImport is robust and has a lot of options, but you need to understand and make decisions for every file that is to be imported.  Read the documentation and continue testing and you can get this all loaded.

 

If you would like to discuss migration with us, let me know.

- Peter Heath - PLM Business Development Manager
ITI - Siemens Development and Solution Partner

Re: Import Solidworks data with same filenames into Teamcenter using SWIM

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi PeterH,

 

Thanks for the quick reply.

Of course ips upload won't carry Metadata files incontrast to that swim utility.Right now i'm having sldprt files in staging folder and excel file which having all attribute mapping.I require a data analysis document for migration to understand what are the key factors be aware of before migrating cad files.

 

Thanks,

Saravana.

Re: Import Solidworks data with same filenames into Teamcenter using SWIM

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi,

 

I had imported multiple assemblies by using swimbulkimport.Instruction file preparation has took lot of manual work , even though we can cross check file content with gui option of instruction file content.Here methodology i tried first to push all parts then pushed assemblies alone without overwrite parameter executed utility.

 

Regards,

Saravana.