Is is possible, to select multiple files, in my case PDF's, and get copies out of Teamcenter in one operation?
For singles, I would select the PDF, right click "Named References..." and download. Now, I want to grab all the PDF's for an entire project, and it would be nice to do it in one step, instead of repeating it 20+ times.
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You can write a Workflow that exports them all to the OS. There's a WF handler called "EPM-run-external-command". You can configure it to export the PDF named references of all selected datasets and then use a custom OS script to rename and place them on an accessible file share.
Create a PLM XML/TC XML Export Import Administration - New ClosureRule with first line being 'Primary Object Class Type' = "CLASS", 'Primary Object' = "Dataset", Secon..." = "CLASS", 'Secon...' = "ImanFile, Relation Type' = " ATTRIBUTE", 'Related Property Of Obj...' = ref_list, 'Action Type' of PROCESS+TRAVERSE. Create a second line with [CLASS, ImanFile, CLASS, *, ATTRIBUTE, original_file_name, PROCESS]. Then create a TransferMode that uses that ClosureRule. Then select the PDF datasets and use Tools > Export > To PLMXML, and use that Transfer Mode.
Another way without writing a workflow or a closure rule for PLMXML = under OPTIONS, set your check-in/check-out directory to a location of your choice, check the box for export on check-out. This will be the folder anything checked-out will copied. Select all those PDF files you want a copy out of TC and check them out. Even if they do not check-out to you, they will copy out to that directory. IF they do check-out to you, make sure you cancel the check-out.
There is an Out of the Box, PLM XML Export, with the below transfer mode, which will do it for you.
Select All the Datasets ( PDF ), then.. Tools -> Export -> PLMXML -> Select the Transfer Mode as "ConfiguredDataFilesExportDefault".
This should do the job, provoided, you have export privilages.