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Shop Floor Connect for Teamcenter Release 2017.3 - August 2017

The release is available for all customers with maintenance agreement and access to our Customer Information Center (CIC) for download (please create a release activity).

All customers who do not have access to our CIC platform and want to download the software over CIC have to require access over the following link: » Login or registration customer center

Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want the release on a data medium. Direct Siemens PLM Software customers can get the release from the GTAC download area.

This Shop Floor Connect Release 2017.3 supports all Teamcenter UA versions from 9.x up to the Teamcenter versions 11.x.


Service notice

  • The Teamcenter 8.x UA versions will be not supported from this version of Shop Floor Connect.
  • DNC Connect only supports the actual NX versions who are under maintenance from Siemens (please see attached the "End of Maintenance attachemnts for NX and Teamcenter).
  • For customers who want to update on the Teamcenter 11.3 version: From TC 11.3 and on, a new license verification will be done upon the creation of manufacturing objects like MEProcess, MEOP, MEWorkArea and their sub-types (including custom types). This check will be done on server side per Teamcenter policy and to ensure license verification. It will use two new feature keys: 1) mfg_planning_lite for verifying MEProcess, MEOP and their sub-types  2) mfg_plant_author for verifying MEWorkArea and its sub-types.
    This new license check will be done in addition to other license verification that exists today. If you don't find them in your Teamcenter 11.3 license key please get in contact with Siemens PLM.


Shop Floor Connect / DNC Connect / API

Enhancements

  • New configuration property "Workplace type" to define type of the current workplace. This can be for example "configuration workplace".
  • MI administration: List of workplaces in MI configuration now contains only workplaces of type "Workplaces with Machineinterfaces".
  • New workplace type value "inactive".
  • Workplaces of type 'configuration' and 'inactive' are not included in list of selectable workplaces anymore.
  • Update internal Apache Tomcat to 8.5.15.
  • New API function SFC_IsInFailoverMode to check if SFC is in failover mode.
  • New API function SFC_RM_SearchClassification_20173 to search in classification.
  • New API function SFC_ExportAssembly_20173 to export a (NX-) assembly from Teamcenter.
  • New API function SFC_DataManagement_ListFolderContents_20173 to get contents of a folder.
  • New API function SFC_DataTransfer_GetTransferStatus_20173 to get transfer status information of a MTC.
  • Change of Tomcat memory configuration: Remove of -Xmx512m and add -XX:MaxPermSize=256m. This change is required to host additional ActiveDNC web app. Linux installation requires a manual edit of file /Tomcat 5.0/bin/setenv.sh: Remove -Xmx512m from JAVA_OPTS line if not already done.
  • For Early Adaptors. First version of the new WebClient to get a first impression of the new Active Workspace look and feel client. Not all functions of the "old" WebClients are available. Should be used only for testing. Open with URL http://localhost:8888/ActiveDNC

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Fixed an issue where SFC was stopping working when a non existing file (wrong file name, misspelled or not copied) should be imported with partinterface. SFC checks now if the file is really available and readable before calling Teamcenter SOA function to import file and returns an error message if file is not readable.
  • Fixed an issue where SOA_00214009: [An IFail was thrown unexpectedly.] was received if directly after importing the default DNC-Setup folder a MI should be created in MI administration.
  • Fixed an issue where SFC was not able to update its counfiguration datasets of a DNC type when display name for dataset type "Text" is modified.
  • WebClient can now detect used format of UGCAMShopDoc and select best presentation option (HTML, PDF, Text, ...). To enable automatic detection after update, the configuration checkbox "compressed view" for UGCAMShopDoc dataset must be deselected.
  • Error 'The given tag () does not exist in the database or is not a persistent object tag.' could occur if the target object where SFC should paste a new object into was modified in an other Teamcenter session. This is now fixed performing a refresh on target before execute paste operation.
  • Fixed an issue where a new created DNC type disappears after a 'reload configuration'.
  • Webclient detect now stored file format of UGCAMShopDoc and displays either HTML, PDF or Text file CompressedView configuration (DNCTypes) must be disabled to enable this new feature.
  • Fixed an issue where a modified workplace configuration setting via tcw/admin was overwritten with an older value after perform a 'reload configuration' from Teamcenter.
  • Fixed an issue where SFC_RM_RequestUsedToolList_20163 did not find the ItemRevision when the activity folder where the NC dataset is attached was previously renamed.
  • Fixed an issue where a wildcard query for Items failed with error NoItemRevisionFoundForRevisionRule if ItemRevision of a Item could not be loaded by Teamcenter revision rule. In this case now a error message is only written in log file and all other found ItemRevisions will be returned.
  • New configuration key ShowFile.[DNCType].CharacterEncoding to define character encoding send from WebServer to Webclient to be used to show HTML page content. Can be used if, for example, HTML ShopDoc files are stored in ISO-8859-1 instead UTF-8 character set.
  • SFC workplace configuration is now stored in a dataset of type Text. The form of type "AplusB Workplace Config" is not created anymore. Existing forms will still be read. If configuration is modified, the form is converted to new dataset.


MI-Server

Bugfixes/Changes

  • Update internal Apache Tomcat to 8.5.15.

Subject to change without notice!