## 3.3. Creating a Component

3.3.1. PARTproject: part files associated to a project
3.3.1.1. Processing the training.cip-file
3.3.1.2. Starting PARTproject
3.3.1.3. Create new project
3.3.2. PARTdesigner: Creating the GEOMETRY of the cap nut
3.3.2.1. Interface of PARTdesigner
3.3.2.3. Individual steps for creating the cap nut
3.3.2.3.1. Defining variables
3.3.2.3.1.1. Defining variable names
3.3.2.3.1.2. Defining equations
3.3.2.3.1.3. Defining description
3.3.2.3.1.4. Commit
3.3.2.3.1.5. Import
3.3.2.3.2. Save file
3.3.2.3.3. Create drawing
3.3.2.3.3.1. Select plane
3.3.2.3.3.2. Sketch 1 – “raw“ cap nut
3.3.2.3.3.2.1. Creating vertical and horizontal center line
3.3.2.3.3.2.2. Determine height of hexagon
3.3.2.3.3.2.3. Define total height
3.3.2.3.3.2.4. Define diameter of a spherical head
3.3.2.3.3.2.5. Define horizontal position of spherical head
3.3.2.3.3.2.6. Describe the spherical head with a semicircle
3.3.2.3.3.2.7. Trim the sketch, Part 1
3.3.2.3.3.2.8. Create external chamfers on the hexagon
3.3.2.3.3.2.9. Trim the Sketch, Part 2
3.3.2.3.3.2.10. Set rotational axis
3.3.2.3.3.2.11. Close Sketch 1
3.3.2.3.3.3. Base rotate
3.3.2.3.3.4. Sketch 2 – Hexagonal cap nut
3.3.2.3.3.4.1. Create Hexagon
3.3.2.3.3.4.3. Close Sketch 2
3.3.2.3.3.4.4. Sketch 2 - Extrude the rest
3.3.2.3.3.5. Sketch 3 - Insert Inner thread
3.3.2.4. Launch PARTeditor
3.3.3. PARTeditor: Creating an attribute table
3.3.3.1. Edit table
3.3.3.1.2. Import table
3.3.3.2. Save table - ID information
3.3.4. Creating Dimensioning views
3.3.4.1. *.3db files
3.3.4.1.1. Select *.3db object
3.3.4.1.2. Dimensioning *.3db Object
3.3.4.2. *.pra files
3.3.4.3. *.pra files
3.3.5. Completing the project
3.3.5.1. Set up 2-D files
3.3.5.2. Looking at 2-D views in PARTdataManager
3.3.5.3. Create preview images
3.3.5.3.1. Create preview image externally and import
3.3.5.3.2. Create preview images in batch run
3.3.6. Test project / Test directory
3.3.7. Finish project
3.3.8. 2-D derivations