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Fishbowl Solutions’ Bulk Loading Application for Windchill PDMLink Now Supports Flat File Documents

By DE Editors

Fishbowl Solutions has announced support for flat file documents, such as PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint, with its linkLoader for Windchill PDMLink solution.  

PTC offers a Windchill Data Loader that is used during a Windchill PDMLink implementation for tasks such as loading users, groups, attributes, and more.   It can also be used as a bulk loading tool for documents. Leveraging the Windchill Data Loader concept, Fishbowl developed a data loader offering a user interface and increased error handling capabilities, so the responsibility of loading documents could more easily be shared among system administrators and business owners.

Fishbowl s experience with CAD data loaders for Pro/ENGINEER, Solidworks, and Inventor made for an easy transition into developing a data loader for documents that would address our customers needs, said Rick Passolt, senior account executive at Fishbowl Solutions.

Fishbowl s linkLoader for Documents has a user interface designed to simplify the mapping of files associated to documents during the bulk load process. linkLoader for Documents can run from any computer on the network, allowing system administrators to share the loading responsibility with business owners who understand the migration objectives. linkLoader for Documents is also designed to continue loading files even after one has failed. Error messages are also grouped so users do not have to sort through log files on the application server to determine the cause.

In addition to documents, linkLoader also supports PTC Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, and Autodesk Inventor data.

For more information, visit Fishbowl Solutions linkLoader for Documents page.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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