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PLM Administration Tools to Deploy Custom Software in Three Easy Steps!

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Looking for easier PLM administration tools? Did you know the Teamcenter Deployment Center can deploy your custom software in just three easy steps?


Your BMIDE templates are already capable of being installable through the Teamcenter Environment Manager (TEM). Let me show you how you can enable the same BMIDE template to be installable through the Deployment Center. (For an overview of Deployment Center, take a look at my last blog, "Easy PLM? Take a closer look at Deployment Center.")


Step 1: Download

First, download the Deployment Center from Doc Center (customer-only access). Follow the Deployment Center user guide  to get it installed, and drop Teamcenter software into the software repository. See the guide for information on the versions of Teamcenter supported by the Deployment Center.


Step 2: Create 3 XML Files

Next, locate the “Deployment Center Configuration Guide.docx” located in the Deployment Center download in the “\additional_tools\Teamcenter\Samples” directory. This guide explains how to configure your existing BMIDE template to be supported through Deployment Center. It will require you to create 3 XML files. Note that this step only has to be performed once for each BMIDE template. The configuration guide also lists a couple of sample software packages that can be found in the same “additional_tools\Teamcenter\Samples” directory.

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Step 3: Add Package to Repository

Finally, after you finish with the XML configuration, you can drop your software package into the Deployment Center’s repository, just like you do for the Active Workspace software, and then use the Deployment Center to configure the install. It’s that easy!


More information and the download is available for customers in the Deployment Center section of the Doc Center (customer-only access).




Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor

As always, Bob delivers!

Siemens Valued Contributor

Supporting custom software installs through Deployment Center gets even easier with Teamcenter 11.4.  YOu will no longer need to perform the steps listed above. Instead when you import your custom BMIDE template into the 11.4 BMIDE client the BMIDE will automatically add support for deploying the BMIDE template through Deployment Center or TEM.


For step by step instructions see the Deployment Center 2.0 instructional videos available on GTAC right next to the Deployment Center 2.0 download.



Solution Partner Esteemed Contributor

Once software has been added to DC's Repository, it can be removed from the OS folder but, will not be removed from DC. So be purposeful about what you put in the Repository. Set your software version and build version in BMIDE when building a package and set it exactly the way you want before putting it in the Repository (consider sorting order). DC deploys it successfully. A future version of DC will allow you to remove entries in the Repository database.