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eCATALOGsolutions Manual


Edition V10.00 SP11, 07/2017

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Table of Contents

1. eCATALOGsolutions – Concept
2. Create electronic product catalog - Overview
3. General rules - CADENAS Design Manual (CDM)
3.1. Naming of Catalogs
3.2. Definition of Catalog License Key
3.3. Renaming of existing catalogs
3.4. Use of PARTproject QA SVN
3.5. Folder Structure of catalog in PARTproject
3.6. Translation of catalog / Default Column
3.7. Preview Pictures in Folder Structure
3.8. Technical Previews (PRA)
3.9. Classification by Category / Alphabet / Country
3.10. Automatic Classification of standardized Parts
3.11. Special Catalog Labels
3.12. Copyright Project
3.13. Set Up Tag Cloud Exclusion
3.14. Materials
3.15. ERP
3.15.1. Identification type
3.15.2. Add ERP-Mapping... / Edit ERP-Mapping... Change of folder structure, project names and paths Deletion of Projects Change and new creation of tables Rename of value range variables Change of value range contents Value ranges as „name of values“ Change of NBs
4. Special guidelines - CADENAS Design Manual (CDM)
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Architecture
4.2.1. General
4.2.2. Supported Systems
4.2.3. Characteristics
4.2.4. LOD (Level of Detail)
4.2.5. Classification
4.2.6. TestMeta
4.2.7. Advanced Tests
4.3. Simulation
4.3.1. General
4.3.2. Supported Systems
4.3.3. Simulation - Specification for Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) Example for a linear simulation with a FESTO ADN compact cylinder Example for a rotative simulation with an AFAG RE-50 rotary module Test the simulation in the Mechatronics Concept Designer
4.4. Electronic
4.4.1. General
4.5. Plant Design
4.5.1. General
4.5.2. Supported Systems
4.5.3. Characteristics
5. Specification Data Supply
6. Training Documentation
6.1. What Makes a Catalog
6.2. Internal Structure of the Catalog
6.3. Creating a Component
6.3.1. PARTproject: part files associated to a project Processing the training.cip-file Starting PARTproject Create new project
6.3.2. PARTdesigner: Creating the GEOMETRY of the cap nut Interface of PARTdesigner Advantages of PARTdesigner Individual steps for creating the cap nut Defining variables Defining variable names Defining equations Defining description Commit Import Save file Create drawing Select plane Sketch 1 – “raw“ cap nut Creating vertical and horizontal center line Determine height of hexagon Define total height Define diameter of a spherical head Define horizontal position of spherical head Describe the spherical head with a semicircle Trim the sketch, Part 1 Create external chamfers on the hexagon Trim the Sketch, Part 2 Set rotational axis Close Sketch 1 Base rotate Sketch 2 – Hexagonal cap nut Create Hexagon Add a Rectangle Close Sketch 2 Sketch 2 - Extrude the rest Sketch 3 - Insert Inner thread Launch PARTeditor
6.3.3. PARTeditor: Creating an attribute table Edit table Add row Import table Add columns Save table - ID information
6.3.4. Creating Dimensioning views *.3db files Select *.3db object Dimensioning *.3db Object *.pra files *.pra files
6.3.5. Completing the project Set up 2-D files Looking at 2-D views in PARTdataManager Create preview images Create preview image externally and import Create preview images in batch run
6.3.6. Test project / Test directory
6.3.7. Finish project
6.3.8. 2-D derivations
6.3.9. 2-D derivation: more information
6.3.10. Create index
6.3.11. PARTdataManager - viewing the project
6.3.12. Example: hinge
6.4. Appendix
6.4.1. Specifications for Data Preparation for eCATALOGsolutions Preview images for the single part families Dimensioned (Variable) Preview Images Tables Naming Files Level of Detail of the geometry Data from your suppliers and purchased parts Directory structure Company logo Additional documentation Contact persons for questions Delivery method Time of delivery
7. PARTproject - Reference
7.1. Launch PARTproject
7.1.1. License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
7.2. Function
7.2.1. Opening PARTdesigner License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
7.2.2. Opening PARTeditor License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
7.3. Interface general
7.4. Project icons
7.5. Menus
7.5.1. File
7.5.2. Versioning system
7.5.3. ERP
7.5.4. Extras Create offline CD CIP catalog Additional modules Collect classification data... 3D file import Class systems: map... Class systems: edit... Class systems: export translations... Class systems: Import translations... Show all toolbars Preferences... General 3D view Other dialog pages
7.5.5. Window
7.5.6. ? (Help)
7.6. Buttons
7.6.1. Default toolbar Text search for part Save Save all Files Update index Fetch publication status...
7.6.2. Link database toolbar
7.7. Project selection
7.7.1. Project selection icons
7.7.2. Context menus under Project selection Context menu of the Folder Level New folder New project Specifics for project creation in Architecture / BIM catalogs New link Open Windows Explorer Update view Delete directory Rename folder Copy directory Move folder Hide folder Sort directory Test project / Test directory Translation "Translation" tabbed page Translation - Table Translation - Settings / Result "Translations" dialog window PARTcatalogTranslator Translation per CSV file Define catalog language Export CSV for translation Edit CSV file Import CSV for translation Configuration of the Online Translation Services Integration mode of translation service Structure of configuration file Google Translator - Create account Microsoft Translator - Create account Output CIP catalog Cip projects in directory Generate image data/preview images Generate previews Launch Preferences Alternative: Create preview images externally and then import Export files Tabbed page "Default options" Tabbed page "View / Export" Tabbed page "Extended" Create previews per line Generate deeplinks Background information on Deep Links Syntax Parameter Write BME catalog Overview Command Profile management Create / Save The dialog pages Paths Catalog Price Supplier Buyer Rules Replace Settings Additional options Check out projects Check out catalog Create CSV table Create HTML index Collect classification data... Project dependencies 2D view creation Automation Start PARTinfoTool Import eClass XML file... Batch process all tables in project Add variable / change variable value Change value of variable Replace variable value Delete variables Rename variable Add variables from CSV / change variable values from CSV Input options in field "Name of variable" Use of keywords Equal variables in folder Change file information into lower case letters Add projects to classification Create standardization system Create document project Create native project Convert previews... Batch import neutral formats (Quick and Simple) Add LOD Variables Import address information Set EndOfLife per line Project history report Context menu of the Project Level Open with PARTdataManager Open Explorer Delete project Rename project Copy project Move project Hide project Test project Translation Show translations Export CSV for translation Import CSV for translation Output Save as CIP Generate image data/preview images Create previews per line Create CSV table Project dependencies Automation Edit project in batch mode Add projects to classification Project history report Context menu of the File Level Rename file Open Windows Explorer
7.8. Edit project
7.8.1. Overview on tabbed pages
7.8.2. Tabbed page General General Settings for the catalog PARTserver / PARTcommunity Variables Transfer attributes via CNS classification Order/Groups of Variables - Hide columns (variables) Variables containing external references Classification CNS classification and attributes Table filter Color and texture Color Texture Maintain render materials Render attributes Alternative 2D size Link Expiration date
7.8.3. Tabbed page 3D project Dimensioning views 3D models Variants Links to parts
7.8.4. Tabbed page 2D derivation
7.8.5. Tabbed page 2D project
7.8.6. Tabbed page Bitmaps
7.8.7. Tabbed page Roller bearing
7.8.8. Tabbed page Assembly
7.8.9. Tabbed page Variable assignment (Project type"assembly table")
7.8.10. Tabbed page Links
7.8.11. Tabbed page Catalog help
7.8.12. Translation tabbed page
7.8.13. Tabbed page Image
7.8.14. Tabbed page Database
7.8.15. Tabbed page Picture file
7.8.16. Tabbed page Table file
7.8.17. Tabbed page Document
7.8.18. Tabbed page Documents Media Variables for tooltip information on PARTcommunity Create Media Variable Translate Media Variables Dialog area "Derivation hierarchy" Media Variables for 3D PDF datasheets (PARTtemplateDesigner)
7.8.19. History tabbed page
7.8.20. Tabbed page QA check
7.8.21. Catalog separation tabbed page
7.8.22. Release Notes tabbed page
7.9. Preview
8. PARTproject project environment - Topics
8.1. Function
8.2. General interface
8.3. Create project - example
8.3.1. Step 1: Create New Folder
8.3.2. Step 2: Create sub-folder
8.3.3. Step 3: Create new project
8.3.4. Step 4: Edit project Create geometry *.3db Create preview *.bmp Create characteristic attribute table *.tac
8.3.5. Step 5: Testing the new project in PARTdataManager
8.3.6. Step 6: Create index
8.4. Adjust 2-D derivations
8.4.1. 2D derivation: Automatic dimensioning Example Horizontal, vertical and parallel dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters Radial dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters Angular dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters Annotation Mandatory parameters Optional parameters Part-Annotation Mandatory parameters Optional parameters Optional parameters Using variables PARTdesigner Expressions
8.4.2. 2D derivation: alternatively shorted view Function Configuration Example
8.4.3. 2D derivation: enhance standards Create New 2D drawing Create drawing Save drawing Allocate 2D derivation in PARTproject Display in the PARTdataManager Export into CAD system Add dimensioning directly before transferring to PARTdataManager
8.4.4. 2D derivation: create own views Overview [Template] with basic information [Description] for display name [ELEMENT_grid] to place several derivations Element_<title_value> Element_<ratio_title_value> [ELEMENT_box] as wildcard element [ELEMENT_derivation] for one single derivation [ELEMENT_text] Text [ELEMENT_table] Table [ELEMENT_frame] Combine more elements in frame [Formats] Different paper formats Translations DW files per table line
8.5. Create technical previews / Dimensioning views
8.5.1. *.3db files Select *.3db object Dimensioning *.3db Object
8.5.2. Import DWG/DXF files and convert them into .pra format
8.5.3. Generate *.pra files with the free driver "Roland DXY 1150"
8.5.4. *.tif files
8.5.5. Image-table connection
8.6. Add projects to classification
8.6.1. Assignment at project level Allocate classifications Assign Attributes
8.6.2. Allocation at directory level Allocate classification Manuel Input Automatic take-over Allocate Attributes Set attribute Map variables from other class Get class variables from file Use classification from project
8.6.3. Index update
8.6.4. Classes in the PARTdataManager Selection of Classes window Parts information Class variables in table header
8.6.5. Apply own classification
8.6.6. Classifying own parts Value take-over from the Measure dialog window
8.7. Apply own Class system
8.7.1. Call up
8.7.2. Create class system
8.7.3. Edit class system Building/editing class system Create / edit attributes
8.7.4. Classify part / edit attributes Index update Assign class Edit attributes Index update
8.7.5. Own classes in PARTdataManager Selection via "Classes" tabbed page Part information Show class attributes in the column header of the table
8.7.6. Class systems: export translations...
8.7.7. Class systems: Import translations...
8.8. Class systems: map...
8.8.1. Overview
8.8.2. Create new mapping Configure mapping strategy Levenshtein strategy eClass upgrade strategy
8.8.3. Edit mapping
8.8.4. Map class systems: Example
8.9. Published elements
8.9.1. General
8.9.2. Creating the published elements Published element - Select face Published element - Select sketch Published element - Select plane Published element - Choose connection point
8.9.3. Published elements in the CAD system
8.9.4. Display in PARTdataManager
8.9.5. Name mapping for published elements
8.10. Classify threaded connections (own company standards)
8.10.1. Connection points at threaded connections
8.11. Create catalogs - Quick&Simple
8.11.1. Prepare catalog data (provided by customer as standard)
8.11.2. Import data / Create catalog
8.11.3. Post-processing
8.12. Tips and tricks
8.12.1. Renaming variables
9. PARTproject QA
9.1. Which objectives are achieved with PARTproject QA?
9.2. Process chain in an overview
9.3. PARTproject QA: Basics
9.3.1. Installation QA Modules
9.3.2. Activate QA
9.3.3. PARTproject QA: Svn Login
9.3.4. Download catalog from server
9.3.5. Update catalog
9.3.6. Uninstall catalog
9.3.7. Test projects in the PARTdataManager
9.4. Symbols of QA-status and Versioning system
9.4.1. Symbols QA-status
9.4.2. Symbols Versioning system
9.5. Editing catalogs
9.5.1. Creating a directory structure Download catalog from server Creating a new directory / project Rename folder Uninstall catalog Delete directory/Delete project Move folder/Move project
9.5.2. Uploading working material
9.5.3. Modelling Versioning system Show status of the file Checking out projects / directories (for editing) Edit project / directory Check in project (set read-only) Upload changed data of the project to the server Download changed data of the project from the server Set QA status Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Comments - History Comments at SVN level Uploading Downloading Comments on QA status level Changes at directory level Changes at project level
9.6. History tab page
9.7. QA check tab page
9.8. History analyzer
9.9. Add ERP-Mapping... / Edit ERP-Mapping...
9.9.1. Complete workflow at a glance Add ERP-Mapping... and Edit ERP-Mapping... (catalog modeling) Installation of catalog update (at the customer)
9.9.2. User interface and a simple use case
9.9.3. The most important use cases Interchanged lines - Expired lines Project removed Change of project name Changes of decimal places Renaming of value range variables Renaming of fixed variables Changing a fixed variable into a value range variable Changes of value range Splitting of project with value range variable in two projects with fixed variable Merging 2 projects with fixed variables in one project with value range variable Resolved value range
9.9.4. User interface: Reference of icons and functions in detail
9.10. Publish catalog
9.10.1. Prepare catalog
9.10.2. Generate QA catalog | Publish Live state...
9.10.3. Info dialogs: Messages... | Publication status | Publishing history | Log file Messages... Publication status Publishing history Log file
9.10.4. Settings
9.10.5. Release Notes
9.11. Troubleshooting
9.11.1. Update V9 to V10 / QA commands not displayed anymore
9.11.2. eCATALOGsolutions: PARTproject QA - Solve SVN conflict
9.11.3. Delete lock-files / Repair directory Delete lock-files Repair directory
9.11.4. Error message "Attempted to lock an already-locked dir"
10. PARTdesigner parametric tool
10.1. License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
10.2. Function
10.3. GUI
10.4. A small example from A to Z
10.5. The individual menu areas
10.5.1. History What are Features? Part (name) context menu Part information... (part) Insert Fixed plane... Exchange base planes (part) Import foreign geometries Dependencies... (part) Search Rotate (assembly) Pan (assembly) Mirror Level of Detail Configuration Context menu commands General adjustments Special adjustments Workflows pdetailopt.cfg - Settings Block MAIN Block CONFIGNAMES CATALOGS, DIRECTORIES, PROJECTS Blocks Tabulation Export of neutral formats and 2D derivation Context menu base plane Settings... (base plane) New sketch... (base plane) New 2-D sketch... (base plane) Buttons in connection with New 2D drawing Text Polyline ellipses Insert hatch Dimensioning mode Dependencies... (Plane Feature) Insert new plane... (Plane Feature) Delete plane (Plane Feature) Visible (Plane Feature) Paste sketch Sketch context menu Edit... Duplicate sketch Construction sketch Base Extrude... Rotate... Cut Extrude... Rotate... Copy (only sketch) Cut (including dependencies) - Move complete history tree Rename Delete... Show error... Dependencies... Visible in this configuration Set mark Extrusion and/or rotation feature context menu Edit... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Show error... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Rename... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Delete... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Dependencies... (Extrusion feature) Convert to cut / Convert to base Set mark
10.5.2. 3D view Line view Zoom / Move Magnifying glass Transparency Animation / Set rotation center Display published elements and show text attributes Select perspective Define section cut... Measurement of 3D parts Print Face attributes Assign face attributes Set face attributes to several faces at once Texture and color changes are also displayed in PARTdesigner Edit / display attributes already used in the Face class browser Face attributes The individual Face attributes Color Render material Surface Text CAD text attribute on face HTML text attribute on face Text fields in 3D view connected to variables
10.5.3. Variables Apply new variable - Commit Change variable value Delete variable Delete unused Import... Rename Replace with content
10.5.4. Sketcher (feature based) Overview of user interface Launching the 2-D Sketcher Create new sketch Edit sketch Function buttons Basics for use Point Connection points for assembly construction General connection points Name conventions for Connection points and Insertion lines Direction of connection points Connection points at miters Connection points at connection elements Create Connection line Create pattern Create pattern with same alignment Create rotated pattern Create pattern with circular orientation Angular borings Arrange borings to points of reference Move point of reference of rotated pattern Irregular patterns Sweep Connection points as Published elements for automatic placement in the CAD Line N-edge Circle Arc Delete Copy, mirror, rotate Attributes Edit existing geometry Threads Cylindrical thread by length Outer thread with example pin Pitch thread Fine thread - variants Inner thread using the example of a cap nut Conical thread by lengths Pitch thread File management *.dbs-, *.skt bzw. *.hsk files - "Insert sketch" window Window „DXF Import“ History tree Context menus Mark dependent elements Change parameter Functions - PARTdesigner Expressions Rotation axis
10.5.5. 2D view
10.6. Menus
10.6.1. File New New Drawing Open file Close Save and Save as...... Part information Recent parts Tables last opened Close
10.6.2. View History manager 2D view 3D view Variable Manager Sketcher Table window
10.6.3. Extras Settings... PARTdesigner tab page Sketcher (conv.) tab page Sketcher (feat.) tab page (based on feature) Color settings Performance Grid Formula optimizer tab page Other tab pages Show all toolbars Calculate volume and center of gravity Find EPSILON values...
10.6.4. Window Cascade windows Tile Arrange automatically
10.6.5. ? (Help)
10.7. Button commands of toolbars
10.7.1. Standard toolbar New file Save / Save as... Open main dialog window Search Automatic recalc on/off Test part
10.7.2. 3D view toolbar
10.7.3. Extended 3D toolbar
10.7.4. Select Level of Detail of part
10.7.5. Export Case 1 - Export 3-D part to 3-D CAD system Case 2 - Export 3-D part to 2-D CAD system
10.8. Functions - PARTdesigner-Expressions
11. PARTeditor table editor
11.1. Call up PARTeditor
11.1.1. License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
11.2. Function
11.3. GUI
11.4. Small example from A to Z
11.5. Menus and icons
11.5.1. File New Open Read CSV-file Save or Save as... Save as CSV file Exit List of recently opened files
11.5.2. Format ID data Variable Manager Attribute description set Identification type Display Buttons Standard variables Transfer order number to the CAD Mark parts to be avoided Description of geometry Sequence Appearance Value ranges Defining value range - example Define designation - example Value ranges with graphic - example Value range columns Value ranges with images - PARTeditor Attribute algorithms Translation functions
11.5.3. Edit Cut Copy Paste Overwrite Attach Delete
11.5.4. Table Add row Delete row Move row up Move row down Duplicate line Resolve value ranges Sort Move to the right Move down Test mode Debugger Save variables as template Save variables as template for CSV import Set standard table row
11.5.5. Extras Show all toolbars Settings...
11.5.6. ? (Help)
11.6. Controlling PARTeditor externally - DDE commands
12. Assistants
12.1. Create Search assistant / Calculation assistant
13. Configurator (Assemblies in PARTdataManager)
13.1. Function
13.2. Function with other modules
13.3. Project types
13.3.1. Configuration
13.3.2. Template
13.3.3. Assembly-Table-Project
13.4. Launch
13.4.1. Modify an existing set of rules
13.4.2. Create new set of rules
13.5. GUI
13.5.1. Context menus: "Configurator" dialog Context menu of assembly Properties... General Center point Type Open tree Context menu of "Parts" directory Insert part... Context menu of single parts Properties... Delete... Edit in PARTproject... Show links Context menu of "Table restrictions" directory Properties Context menu of index “Value range assignments“ Properties Context menu of index "Conditions" Insert condition... Window Condition properties Context menu of the fields Condition 1 and Condition 2 Context menu of a connection point New rule… Properties Positioning Connection part - Connection point Example 1 Example 2 Example 3
13.5.2. Context menus: "Assembly" Dialog Context menu of the assembly Search... Transparency Edit in PARTproject... Insert (part) Context menu of part Zoom All Delete Transfer to PARTbom Transparency Edit in PARTproject... Context menu of a connection point
13.5.3. Context menus: 3-D / 2-D / technical details
13.5.4. Menus File Open Saving templates Export View Configurator New Save configuration / Save configuration as Create translation file Show configurations and tables Extras Window ? (Help)
13.6. What does it mean if...
13.7. Example 1- Create a system of rules
13.7.1. PARTdesigner: Defining connection points Connection point of single part 1 "plate" Connection point of single part 2 "butterfly screw"
13.7.2. Configurator: Add new configuration Insert start element Inserting the butterfly screw Add components to the Assembly menu Connect the components via rules Plate: Assign connection point (Drill) and butterfly screw Defining first condition Define second condition Save assembly
13.7.3. Create index
13.7.4. PARTdataManager: Open the new assembly
13.8. Example 2 - Create an Assembly-Table-Project
13.8.1. Create dummy starting part
13.8.2. Create Assembly configuration Adding assemblies Rules Conditions
13.8.3. Testing the Assembly Configuration
13.8.4. Create template
13.8.5. Create Assembly-Table-Project
13.9. Example 3 - Create subassembly
13.9.1. Inserting elements
13.9.2. Release of the connection points
13.9.3. Adopt the i-beam in the Assembly
13.9.4. Rule – pipe clip
13.9.5. Insert pipe clip parts
13.9.6. Position pipe clip
13.10. Example 4 - Automatic dimensioning
13.11. Example 5 - Configure own 2-D derivations
14. PARTtemplateDesigner
14.1. Create template from A to Z
14.2. Open existing catalog template
14.3. Basic functions / settings
14.3.1. "Basic functions" toolbar
14.3.2. Template configuration
14.3.3. Designer configuration
14.3.4. "File" menu
14.4. "Elements" toolbar
14.4.1. Create / change Elements
14.4.2. General settings
14.4.3. Page settings
14.4.4. Geometry
14.4.5. Text
14.4.6. Table
14.4.7. 3D view
14.4.8. U3D
14.4.9. Derivation
14.4.10. Technical view
14.4.11. Image
14.4.12. Flash
14.4.13. QRCode
14.5. "Layer" tabbed page/dialog box
14.6. Edit Media Variables in the Media editor
14.6.1. Create / edit Media Variables Create Media Variables Edit Media Variables
14.6.2. Edit table variables
14.6.3. Hide table columns
14.7. Edit Media Variables in PARTproject
14.7.1. Inherit variable properties
14.7.2. Translate Media Variables
15. Interactive Product Configurator
15.1. Modeling guidelines
15.1.1. Assemblies
15.1.2. Direction of connection points
15.1.3. Name conventions for Connection points and Insertion lines
15.1.4. Create Connection line
15.1.5. Connection points at miters
15.1.6. Dummy starting part
15.2. XML file structure
15.2.1. Allparts
15.2.2. Part
15.2.3. Conparts
15.2.4. Baseparts
15.2.5. Categories
15.2.6. BOMexport
15.2.7. Replaceparts
15.2.8. Translation
16. PARTapplicationConfigurator
16.1. Program GUI
16.2. Open file
16.3. Delete projects
17. PARTdxfConverter
17.1. Function
17.2. GUI of PARTdxfConverter
17.3. Working with PARTdxfConverter
17.3.1. Selection of the base directory
17.3.2. Selecting the start directory
17.3.3. Selecting the target directory
17.3.4. File structure Clamp entry Do not create a project One project per file One project per directory One project per block Create DBS files in 2.0 format
17.3.5. Line assignment
17.3.6. Font assignment
17.3.7. Element filter
17.3.8. About...
17.3.9. Preview and starting the project (*.prj) creation process
18. Setting options / 2-D derivation
18.1. Preferences
18.1.1. Launch
18.1.2. "PARTdataManager" tabbed page
18.1.3. "Part selection" tabbed page Size of preview Sorting Project statements Document types
18.1.4. "Bill of material" tabbed page
18.1.5. "Administrator" tabbed page
18.1.6. "Table" tabbed page
18.1.7. "Network" tabbed page
18.1.8. "Log settings" tabbed page
18.1.9. "Export to CAD" tabbed page
18.1.10. "Assembly" tabbed page
18.1.11. "Search" tabbed page General Text search Sketch search (2D) Geometric search (3D) Topology Color search
18.1.12. "3D settings" tabbed page Templates "Elements" tabbed page Display Line colors / thickness Threads Center point "Environment" tabbed page Background colors Background texture Logo Environment sphere Floor "Miscellaneous" tabbed page Handling Mouse and keyboard assignment Correct aspect ratio Other Controls Standard material
18.1.13. "2D view" tabbed page
18.1.14. "META" tabbed page
18.1.15. "Colors" tabbed page
18.2. Create 2D derivation
18.2.1. Calling 2-D drafting
18.2.2. "2D view" dialog box Standard views Current view Combination views Render mode Scale and Paper formats Scale, position sketch elements in 2D view Adjust paper format in 2D view Settings / visibility Alternative 2D size Optimize drawing view on paper size / Add dimensioning in PARTdataManager before the export Transfer special derivations or technical views to CAD system
18.2.3. Context menu and buttons "2D view" window
19. Measure
20. FAQ
20.1. Help
20.2. Context help...
20.3. About
20.4. Licenses
20.4.1. License information "General" tabbed page "License selection" tabbed page "Expiring licenses" tabbed page "Active licenses" tabbed page "Checkout" tabbed page
20.4.2. Licensing "Request licenses online" index page for single workstation license "Request licenses online" index page with FLM license Entering licenses... (Single workstation) Entering licenses... (FLM) Check licenses... (Single workstation) Check licenses... (FLM) No valid license available
20.5. System info/Support
20.6. PARTconcept: Ticketing
20.7. Remote maintenance
20.8. Global Logging System
20.9. 3D preview
20.10. Directories - Change sorting
21. Appendix
21.1. Regular expression
21.2. Third Party License Information