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PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual

CADENAS GmbH

Edition V11.00 SP4, 06/2018

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. PARTsolutions Administration / PARTadmin
1.1. Launch
1.1.1. Client authorization rights
1.2. Structure and functions of user interface
1.3. PARTsolutions
1.3.1. Language selection
1.3.2. Installed modules
1.3.3. Catalog update
1.3.3.1. Catalog update Online
1.3.3.1.1. Launch
1.3.3.1.2. Welcome tabbed page
1.3.3.1.3. Catalog update tabbed page
1.3.3.1.4. Download tabbed page
1.3.3.1.5. Preferred Catalog tabbed page
1.3.3.1.6. Check project changes in detail (after the installation)
1.3.3.1.7. Check project changes in detail (before the installation)
1.3.3.1.8. PARTupdate - Notification on available catalog updates
1.3.3.2. Catalog installation / Catalog update: Offline
1.3.3.3. Before the catalog installation Check and Compare
1.3.3.4. Catalog versions
1.3.4. Index administration
1.3.4.1. Function overview
1.3.4.2. User interface of the Index administration at a glance
1.3.4.3. Icons and display in the index tree
1.3.4.4. Commands
1.3.4.4.1. Generate new display index
1.3.4.4.2. Update display index
1.3.4.4.3. Cleanup versions
1.3.4.4.4. Geometry import
1.3.4.5. Context menus
1.3.4.5.1. Overview of context menu commands
1.3.4.5.2. Context menu commands in detail
1.3.4.5.2.1. Update Full-text search index (and Geometrical search index) for finding topological values via Full-text search
1.3.4.5.2.2. Geometrical search index for Partial search
1.3.4.5.2.3. Manage fingerprints
1.3.4.6. Index administration at the client computer and/or in user mode
1.3.4.6.1. Display in user mode
1.3.4.6.2. Restricted configuration options and commands
1.3.4.7. Index administration - Background information
1.3.5. ERP environment
1.3.5.1. Define Database interface
1.3.6. Material
1.3.7. Document types
1.4. CAD Registration Manager
1.5. eCATALOGsolutions
1.6. Translations
1.7. Configuration files
1.7.1. Editing of configuration files in PARTadmin
1.7.1.1. User interface at a glance
1.7.1.2. Export in text file
1.7.1.3. Filtering blocks and keys
1.7.1.4. Editing blocks and keys
1.7.1.4.1. Adjust key values
1.7.1.4.2. Activate key / Deactivate key
1.7.1.4.3. Editing blocks, keys and key values
1.7.1.4.4. Additional functions at $CADEANS_DEFAULTUSER
1.7.1.4.5. Additional function with activated $CADENAS_SITESETUP
1.7.2. Editing configuration files on file level
1.7.2.1. Translation of "Short description"
1.7.3. $CAEDENAS_DATA/datasetup
1.7.3.1. avoid_parts.cfg
1.7.3.2. classsystem.cfg
1.7.3.2.1. Limit classification to projects, directories, catalogs
1.7.3.3. replace_std.cfg
1.7.3.3.1. General settings
1.7.3.3.2. Settings on project level
1.7.3.3.3. Settings on directory level
1.7.4. $CADENAS_DEFAULTUSER and $CADEANS_USER
1.7.4.1. partconnection.cfg
1.7.4.1.1. Key "StartupMode"
1.7.4.1.2. Key "SynchronizeMode"
1.7.4.1.3. Key "ErpMode"
1.7.4.1.4. Key "ErpCondition"
1.7.4.1.5. Key "ConnectionMode"
1.7.4.1.6. Key "SkipHoleValuesFilter"
1.7.4.1.7. Key "IgnorePrecisionOfHoles"
1.7.4.1.8. Key "ReplacedParts"
1.7.4.1.9. Key "WarnOnConnectionTypeSwitch"
1.7.4.1.10. Key "UseTableRestrictions"
1.7.4.1.11. Key "SkipLengthCalculations"
1.7.4.1.12. Key "AlphaMode"
1.7.4.1.13. Key "FormatInch"
1.7.4.1.14. Key "ValueRangeResolveDepth"
1.7.4.1.15. Key "ComputationIterations"
1.7.4.1.16. Key "RecentFiles"
1.7.4.2. partsolu.cfg
1.7.4.2.1. Block [PROXY]
1.7.4.2.2. Block [INDEXTREESEARCH]
1.7.4.2.2.1. Key "SHOW_MISSING_INDEX_HINT" - Suppress note at missing search indexes
1.7.4.2.3. Block [Common]
1.7.4.2.3.1. Key "IsAdmin" - User mode
1.7.4.3. partupdate.cfg
1.7.4.3.1. Block [Common]
1.7.4.3.1.1. Key "ShowInExcludeListButton" - PARTadmin Online-Catalog update: Show only specified catalogs
1.7.4.4. pdatamgr.cfg
1.7.4.4.1. Block [SettingsIndexTree]
1.7.4.4.1.1. Key "HiddenItemToolbarEntries" - Set buttons in search result list visible or hidden via configuration file
1.7.4.4.1.2. Key "PreviewPerLine" - Search results: Show line preview images
1.7.4.4.1.3. Keys "DefaultCellSize" "MinCellSize" "MaxCellSize" - Adjust minimal and maximal tile size in the Symbols view
1.7.4.4.2. Block [PARTCOMPARESETTINGS]
1.7.4.4.2.1. Key "DisplayGeoDistances" - Tabular Compare - Display geometric similarity
1.7.4.4.3. Block [ASSEMBLY]
1.7.4.4.3.1. Key "automaticRecalcAfterFileOpen" - Configure mode for part recalculation
1.7.4.4.4. Block [OPTIONS]
1.7.4.4.4.1. Key "HIDEMODI" - Nominal thread and/or Core diameter in PARTdataManager
1.7.4.4.4.2. Key "CAPTION3D" - Change title in 3D view
1.7.4.5. prjdependency.cfg - Project dependencies in diagram form
1.7.4.6. psolopt.cfg
1.7.4.6.1. Block [SettingsIndexTree] - Settings for part selection
1.7.4.6.1.1. Key "GenerateMissingTopologyData" - Suppress regeneration of missing topology data
1.7.4.6.1.2. Key "ClickableVariables" - Search result - Clickable variables and values
1.7.4.6.1.3. Key "SearchFilterHint_MaxResults" - Search result filtered - Control of message
1.7.4.6.1.4. Key "ShowDisplayRanking" - Search results: Placement number
1.7.4.6.1.5. Key "EnableOverlayPopup" - Search results: Popup window
1.7.4.6.1.6. Key "LINKCLASSLIST" - Adjust dialog area "Links"
1.7.4.6.1.7. Key "SHOWUSECASESDOCK" - Use Cases (Online)
1.7.4.6.1.8. Key "ShowInstallHistory" - Show/hide Installation history
1.7.4.6.1.9. Key "KeySynonyms" - Synonym editor
1.7.4.6.2. Block [SettingsSearch] - Main settings for searching
1.7.4.6.2.1. Keys "LoadGeometryEnabled" and "LoadFromCadEnabled"
1.7.4.6.2.2. Key "VisibleSearchPages" - Visible search methods
1.7.4.6.2.3. Key "GeoSearchHintStepSize" and "GeoSearchHintMinValue" - Search results: Extend minimum similarity at geometric search successively
1.7.4.6.2.4. Key "ShowEditSearchTemplates"
1.7.4.6.3. Block [SettingsTable] - Table settings
1.7.4.6.3.1. Key "ShowOnlyPrefRanges" - Button Preferred ranges - Determine initial status
1.7.4.6.4. Block [PARTCOMPARESETTINGS]
1.7.4.6.4.1. Key "PreviewImageSize" - Part comparison - Enlarged preview image in the tooltip
1.7.4.6.5. Block [InfoPane] - TagCloud
1.7.4.7. reports.cfg
1.7.4.7.1. Key "SearchForProjects" - Duplicate report - Comparison on project level
1.7.4.7.2. reports.xml - Storage location of reports
1.7.4.8. seamless.cfg
1.7.4.8.1. Call up PARTadmin
1.7.4.8.2. Key "ShowOnlyIcons" - Show only icons (no labels)
1.7.4.8.3. Key "Show2dTab" - Show 2D derivation tabbed page
1.7.4.8.4. Key "ShowCatalogFilter" - Show/hide "Manufacturer filter" on tabbed page "Catalogs"
1.7.4.8.5. Key "ShowCatalogFilters" - Show/hide "Catalog filter" on tabbed page "Search"
1.7.4.8.6. Key "RootNodes" - Show/hide main items on the tabbed page "Catalogs"
1.7.4.8.7. Keys "ShowItemToolbar" and "HiddenItemToolbarEntries" - Show/hide specific buttons
1.7.4.8.8. Key "HiddenContextMenuItems" - Show/hide context menu commands
1.7.4.8.9. Key "HiddenSearchPages" - Show/hide search methods
1.7.4.8.10. Key "TOP_SHOW_SYNONYM_BUTTON" - Show/hide checkbox for Synonym search
1.7.4.8.11. Key "TOP_SHOW_HELP_BUTTON" - Show/hide Help button
1.7.4.8.12. Keys "TOP_SHOW_SAVEQUERY_BUTTON" and "TOP_SHOW_LOADQUERY_BUTTON" - Show/hide button for "Load/save search templates"
1.7.4.8.13. Key "TOP_OFFLINECD_MODE" - Search in / for show/hide
1.7.4.8.14. Key "Tabs" - Adjust sequence and visibility of tabs (Part selection)
1.7.4.8.15. Key "ViewTabs" - Adjust sequence and visibility of tabs (Part view)
1.7.4.8.16. Key "CONTEXTMENU3D_HIDE" - Hide context menu commands in 3D view
1.7.4.8.17. Key "SeamlessWindowInCompareSide" - Seamless - Part comparison | Right-left setting
1.7.4.8.18. Seamless with ERP integration
1.7.4.8.18.1. Block [ERP_HIDDENCOLUMNS] - Hide ERP columns
1.7.4.8.18.2. Seamless: Enter ERP number during export
1.7.4.9. startup_assistant.cfg
1.7.4.9.1. Block [title_bottom] -> Key "url"
1.7.4.9.2. Block [common] -> Key "show_next_time"
1.7.4.10. varsearch.cfg
1.7.4.10.1. Block [VariableSearch]
1.7.4.10.1.1. Keys "FieldPriorizations" and "SynonymFieldPriorizationMultiplicator" - Full-text search: prioritization of fields to be searched
1.7.4.10.2. Block: [DidYouMeanSearch] -
1.7.4.10.2.1. Key "Enabled" - Did you mean on/off
1.7.4.10.2.2. Block [SimilarWordsSearch] -> Key "Enabled" - Related results on/off
1.7.5. $CADENAS_SETUP
1.7.5.1. Overview on configuration files under $CADENAS_SETUP
1.7.5.2. 2dscales.cfg - Use scale for 2D view
1.7.5.3. catalogicons.cfg - Icons on catalog preview image
1.7.5.4. bugreport.cfg - Catalog Feedback
1.7.5.5. cfginfo.cfg
1.7.5.6. class_mod.cfg - Name mapping of published elements
1.7.5.7. din962_global.cfg - Variants in screws and nuts (DIN 962)
1.7.5.8. filesystems.cfg
1.7.5.8.1. Caching of index files of $CADENAS_DATA on PARTapplicationServer
1.7.5.8.2. Caching index files of $CADENAS_DATA onPARTapplicationServer
1.7.5.9. geomsearch.cfg
1.7.5.9.1. Block [settings] Key ShowMirroredIconPercentage - Configure visibility of mirrored parts
1.7.5.9.2. Block [settings] Key PartialSearchCatalogs - Partial Search
1.7.5.9.3. Block [FeatureGroups]
1.7.5.9.4. Geometry import - Maximum number of Triangles
1.7.5.9.5. Geometry import - Maximum number of features
1.7.5.9.6. Dependency of extension values from orientation
1.7.5.9.7. Cache search results in working memory
1.7.5.9.7.1. Caching for versions up to 9.07
1.7.5.9.7.1.1. Description of different caches
1.7.5.9.7.1.2. Log file evaluation - Find best settings
1.7.5.9.7.2. Caching / geometric search index as of V9.08
1.7.5.9.7.2.1. Structure of indices
1.7.5.9.7.2.2. geomsearch.cfg -> Block [settings] - Common settings
1.7.5.9.7.2.3. Creation of Geo and Topo indices
1.7.5.9.7.2.4. Changes at the actual search
1.7.5.9.7.2.5. Caching settings
1.7.5.9.7.2.6. Log file evaluation - Find best settings
1.7.5.9.7.2.7. Access on Topology values via VBS
1.7.5.10. if<cadname>.cfg
1.7.5.11. ifacecommon.cfg
1.7.5.12. material.cfg (without ERP integration)
1.7.5.13. material_assign.cfg (with ERP integration)
1.7.5.14. menustructure_<application name>.cfg / menuvisibility_<application name>.cfg
1.7.5.15. online_translators.cfg
1.7.5.15.1. Use online translation services directly from PARTproject
1.7.5.15.2. Configuration of the Online Translation Services
1.7.5.15.2.1. Integration mode of translation service
1.7.5.15.2.2. Structure of configuration file
1.7.5.15.2.3. Google Translator - Create account
1.7.5.15.2.4. Microsoft Translator - Create account
1.7.5.16. pappclient.cfg
1.7.5.17. pappserver.cfg
1.7.5.18. partconnection.cfg
1.7.5.18.1. Block [PARTconnection]
1.7.5.18.1.1. Key "SkipErpRoleConditions"
1.7.5.18.1.2. Key "LocalConnectionsPath"
1.7.5.18.1.3. Key "SkipPrecalculation"
1.7.5.18.1.4. Key "MergeOptions"
1.7.5.18.1.5. Key "ShowSynchronizationMenu"
1.7.5.18.2. Block [EXPORT]
1.7.5.18.3. Block [NecessaryIndexes]
1.7.5.18.4. Block [Unit]
1.7.5.18.5. Block [Hole]
1.7.5.18.6. Block [Counterbore]
1.7.5.18.7. Block [Types]
1.7.5.18.8. Blocks [<specification of types>]
1.7.5.18.8.1. Key "ClassIdsSkipErp"
1.7.5.19. partsol.cfg
1.7.5.19.1. Block [Common] - Common settings
1.7.5.19.1.1. Key "stlMaxTriangleCount" - Geometry import
1.7.5.19.1.2. Key "ExportSubAssemblyStructure" - Support for subassemblies
1.7.5.19.2. Block [VARSEARCHCLSVARS]
1.7.5.19.3. Block [EOLService] - Show/hide lines to be avoided
1.7.5.19.4. Block PARTindex - Report sharing
1.7.5.19.5. Block [PARTdataManager] - Global settings for PARTdataManager
1.7.5.19.5.1. Keys "TOP_SEARCHPATH_SELECTION_..." - Search path selection: Show/hide single options
1.7.5.19.5.2. Key "TOP_SHOW_PATH_SELECTION" - Show/hide search path selection list field (Search in)
1.7.5.19.5.3. Key "TOP_SHOW_VIEWMODE_BUTTON" - Show/hide view mode selection (Search for)
1.7.5.19.5.4. Key "TOP_SHOW_SYNONYM_BUTTON" - Show/hide button "Search for synonyms"
1.7.5.19.5.5. Key "TOP_SHOW_HELP_BUTTON" - Show/hide Help button
1.7.5.19.5.6. Keys "TOP_SHOW_SAVEQUERY_BUTTON" and "TOP_SHOW_LOADQUERY_BUTTON" - Search templates
1.7.5.19.5.7. Key "INDEX_SHOW_SEARCH_SETTINGS" - Button "Search settings" on/off
1.7.5.19.5.8. Key "INDEX_SHOW_SAVEININDEX" - Button "Save search results in favorites" on/off
1.7.5.19.5.9. Key "INDEX_SHOW_SAVEINFILE" - Button "Save search results in a file" on/off
1.7.5.19.5.10. Key "INDEX_SHOW_GENERATE_FILTER_ASSISTANT" - Button "Extended search filter assistant" on/off
1.7.5.19.5.11. Keys "TABCONTENT_..._ENABLED" and "TABCONTENT_..._HIDE_..." - Availability and visibility of tab content
1.7.5.19.5.12. Key "TABCONTENT_SEARCHRESULT_DEFAULT_REQUEST_PATH"
1.7.5.19.5.13. Key "TABBAR_PLUSBUTTON_ENABLED" - Plus button on/off
1.7.5.19.5.14. Keys "PARTSELECTION_SHOW_..." / "PARTSELECTION_..._AS_TAB" - Show/hide "Structure" items or move on tab
1.7.5.19.5.15. Key "TOP_SEARCHPATH_SELECTION_HEADER" - Search path selection: Show/hide headers
1.7.5.19.5.16. Key "INDEX_SHOW_CATALOG_FILTER" - Restrict Search results via Catalogue filter
1.7.5.19.5.17. Key "INDEX_SHOW_MAPVIEW" and "INDEX_SHOW_CLUSTERMAPVIEW" - Show/hide buttons for Cloud Map and Partition Map view
1.7.5.19.5.18. Block [PARTdataManager] -> Key "STYLESHEETS" - Customer stylesheets for GUI elements
1.7.5.19.5.19. Keys "TABBAR_ORDERABLE" and "TABBAR_ORDER" - Tabs: Allow drag & drop and tab order
1.7.5.19.6. Block [PARTdataManager:CustomDockContent:0] - Create custom docks with a web-view via config
1.7.5.19.7. Block [PARTcadAssistant]
1.7.5.19.7.1. Key "EXE" - PARTcadAssistant
1.7.5.19.8. Block [NATIVEPARTS]
1.7.5.19.8.1. Key "NATIVEPOOLDIR" - Pool and project directory for native parts
1.7.5.19.9. Block [FULLTEXTSEARCH]
1.7.5.19.9.1. Key "SimilarityFactor" - Prioritize catalogs
1.7.5.19.10. Block [INDEX:LUCENE]
1.7.5.19.10.1. Key "TopologyCatalogs" - Find topological values with Full-text search
1.7.5.20. pcdstart.cfg
1.7.5.21. plinktemplates.cfg
1.7.5.22. Catalog Quality Seal
1.7.6. $CADENAS_SITESETUP
1.7.7. $CADENAS_USER
1.7.8. Keys in catalog directory and subdirectories
1.7.8.1. search.cfg
1.7.8.2. dir.prj
1.7.8.2.1. Key "SEARCHVARS" - Certain variables, always display
1.7.9. Optimize user interface
1.7.9.1. Optimize user interface - Overview
1.7.9.2. Tweak menus, menu items, toolbars, buttons and context menu commands
1.7.9.2.1. Overview
1.7.9.2.2. Tweak PARTdataManager user interface
1.7.9.2.2.1. menustructure_PARTdataManager.cfg
1.7.9.2.2.1.1. Block [Tweakmenu]
1.7.9.2.2.1.1.1. Menus
1.7.9.2.2.1.1.2. Toolbars
1.7.9.2.2.1.1.3. Context menus
1.7.9.2.2.1.2. Block [hasSubMenuActions]
1.7.9.2.2.1.3. Block [AltButtons]
1.7.9.2.2.2. menuvisibility_PARTdataManager.cfg
1.7.9.2.2.2.1. Specification of modes (roles)
1.7.9.2.2.2.2. PARTdataManager: Action names (key names) of menu items / buttons / context menu commands
1.7.9.2.2.2.2.1. PARTdataManager: Action names (key names) of menu items and buttons
1.7.9.2.2.2.2.2. PARTdataManager: Action names of context menu commands
1.7.9.2.3. Tweak PARTproject user interface
1.7.9.2.3.1. menustructure_PARTproject.cfg
1.7.9.2.3.2. menuvisibility_PARTProject.cfg: Action names of menus, menu items, toolbars and buttons
1.7.9.2.4. Settings in partsolu.cfg
1.7.9.2.5. Tweak settings and scripting
1.7.9.3. PARTdataManager GUI settings in partsol.cfg
1.7.9.4. Activate/deactivate windows
1.7.9.5. Define windows positioning
1.7.9.6. Show/hide search methods
1.8. License administration
1.8.1. Open License administration
1.8.2. License Types
1.8.3. Clients
1.8.3.1. "General" tabbed page
1.8.3.1.1. Hostid sources
1.8.3.1.2. Use FLM server
1.8.3.2. "Licenses" tabbed page (Single workstation)
1.8.3.2.1. Entering licenses... (Single workstation)
1.8.3.2.2. Check licenses... (Single workstation)
1.8.3.2.3. Change licenses (Single workstation)
1.8.3.3. "Protocol" tabbed page
1.8.3.4. "License product preselection" tabbed page
1.8.3.5. "Request licenses online" tabbed page
1.8.4. FLM server
1.8.4.1. Changes as of V10
1.8.4.2. Changes as of V9.03
1.8.4.3. Precondition for the usage of floating licenses
1.8.4.4. FLM-Server - V9.03 + V8.1 - Different scenarios
1.8.4.5. "Connected servers" dialog area
1.8.4.6. "Licenses" tabbed page (FLM)
1.8.4.6.1. Entering licenses... (FLM)
1.8.4.6.2. Check licenses... (FLM)
1.8.4.7. "Named User" tabbed page
1.8.4.8. "Checkouts" tabbed page
1.8.4.9. "Access control" tabbed page
1.8.4.10. "Events" tabbed page
1.8.4.11. "Security" tabbed page
1.8.4.12. "Protocol" tabbed page
1.8.4.13. "Status" tabbed page
1.8.4.14. "Statistic" tabbed page
1.8.4.15. "Request licenses online" tabbed page
1.9. PARTsynonym
1.10. More administrative setting options
1.10.1. Request parts via e-mail - Part information (Mident) attached as ".psmid" file (9.03)
1.10.2. Connections
1.10.2.1. Connections
1.10.2.1.1. General information
1.10.2.1.2. Basic settings
1.10.2.1.3. Execute script
1.10.2.2. Connections: Always show holes (also without ERP integration) when "preferred rows" and "filtered tree" is on (9.03)
1.10.3. Batchconvert.exe
1.10.4. Replace_std.cfg - Adjust paths after Update
1.10.5. Define search template
1.10.5.1. Search templates
1.10.5.2. Algorithms
1.10.5.2.1. Display algorithms in PARTdataManager
1.10.5.3. Other settings
1.10.5.4. Background information
1.10.5.4.1. Indexes
1.10.5.4.2. Index files
1.11. Statistical evaluation of PARTcommunity data
1.12. Logging
1.12.1. Global Logging System
1.12.2. Logging Viewer (9.03 SP2)
1.12.3. Crash dump (9.03 SP2)
2. PARTsolutions - CAD Integration - Administration
2.1. User interface in PARTadmin
2.2. CAD encompassing information
2.2.1. Syntax and concepts
2.2.1.1. What are categories?
2.2.1.2. Apply and use own categories
2.2.1.3. Variable values - functions
2.2.1.4. Interpretation of similar blocks with and without category
2.2.1.5. Join blocks
2.2.1.6. Configuring PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar
2.2.1.7. Use encrypted passwords in config file (9.04)
2.2.1.8. Use macros
2.2.2. Set file name ("FileName" key) and pool path ("poolpath" key)
2.2.2.1. Pool: flat or with subdirectories ("poolpath" key)
2.2.2.2. File name: set generation options ("FileName" key)
2.2.2.3. Reuse the V8.1 pools after migration to V9
2.2.2.3.1. File name with reuse of V8.1 pool
2.2.2.3.2. Pool path for standard parts with reuse of v8.1 pool
2.2.3. Intelligent placement for standard parts
2.2.4. Attribute mapping
2.2.4.1. User interface
2.2.4.2. Structure of the block "AttributeMapping(is3d)"
2.2.4.3. Value types
2.2.4.4. Common hints for Attribute Mapping sections
2.2.4.5. Examples
2.2.4.5.1. Attribute mapping restricted to a special project
2.2.4.5.2. Specify user defined attributes via categories
2.2.4.5.3. Export standard attributes in several languages
2.2.5. Material mapping
2.2.5.1. Material mapping without ERP integration
2.2.5.1.1. Material name from the table
2.2.5.2. Material mapping with ERP integration
2.2.5.3. Background information
2.2.5.3.1. Key "Material": Alternative methods
2.2.5.3.2. Key "Material": Use input value as Fallback
2.2.6. Reverse AttributeMapping
2.2.7. Transfer attributes via CNS classification
2.2.8. General configuration file "ifacecommon.cfg"
2.2.8.1. Block [Macros]
2.2.8.1.1. Key "LEN_CHECK"
2.2.8.1.2. Key "_CREATION_OPTION("
2.2.8.2. Block [UI]
2.2.8.2.1. Key "DisplayCreationWarningLevel"
2.2.8.3. Block [Placement]
2.2.8.3.1. Key "PL_DisplayTrivialCases"
2.2.8.4. Block [NativeCheckin]
2.2.8.4.1. Key "IgnoreCheckinAttributes00"
2.2.8.4.2. Key "ProcessDocumentState"
2.2.8.4.3. Key "ProcessDimensions"
2.2.8.5. Block [ClassMapping]
2.2.8.6. Block [LOD] - Level of Detail
2.2.8.7. Block [NoSection]
2.2.8.8. Block [RAWMATERIALS]
2.3. CAD specific information
2.3.1. AutoCAD Integration - Administration
2.3.1.1. Block [UI] - Configuration of PARTsolutions menu and toolbar
2.3.1.2. Block [CreationOptions] - Options for Layer and Shape settings
2.3.1.2.1. "Layer" configuration
2.3.1.2.1.1. Structure on a single "Layer" block
2.3.1.2.1.2. Example
2.3.1.2.2. "Shape" Configuration
2.3.1.2.2.1. Structure of a single "Layer" block
2.3.1.2.2.2. Example
2.3.1.3. Attribute mapping in AutoCAD
2.3.1.3.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is2d)]
2.3.1.3.1.1. Declare prefix for standard attributes
2.3.1.3.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes(is2d)] - Transfer user defined attributes
2.3.1.3.3. Block [BomNormalAttributes] - Define BOM list attributes
2.3.1.3.3.1. Adjust BOM list attributes
2.3.1.4. Block [NativeCheckin]
2.3.1.4.1. Key "IgnoreCheckinAttributes01"
2.3.1.5. Installation of AutoCAD 2014 interface
2.3.1.6. Troubleshooting
2.3.1.6.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.1.6.1.1. As of version 2011
2.3.1.7. User documentation
2.3.2. CATIA V5
2.3.2.1. Block [INTERFACE]
2.3.2.1.1. Key "insertComponentFlexible" (FLEXIBLE_RIGID_SUBASSEMBLY)
2.3.2.1.2. Key "DEBUG"
2.3.2.1.3. Key "NativeCheckoutTargetFolder"
2.3.2.2. Block [CreationOptions]
2.3.2.2.1. Key "FileName(is3dPart)"
2.3.2.2.2. Key "FileName(is3dAsm)"
2.3.2.2.3. Key "TemplateName(is3dPart)"
2.3.2.2.4. Key "TemplateName(is3dAsm)"
2.3.2.2.5. Key "poolPath"
2.3.2.2.6. Key "MaterialFile"
2.3.2.2.7. Key "Material"
2.3.2.2.8. Key "APPLY_PART_MATERIAL_TO"
2.3.2.2.9. Key "CREATE_THREADS"
2.3.2.2.10. Key "COLOR_FEATURES_00"
2.3.2.2.11. Key "SimplifyAssemblies"
2.3.2.2.12. Key "SKIP_ERRORS"
2.3.2.2.13. Key "CREATE_COMPONENTS"
2.3.2.2.14. Key "CREATE_SOLIDS"
2.3.2.2.15. Key "LOAD_CGR"
2.3.2.2.16. Key "CREATE_PUBLICATIONS_IN_PART"
2.3.2.2.17. Key "CREATE_AUTO_CST_SKETCH"
2.3.2.2.18. Key "SAVE_DOCUMENT_TYPE"
2.3.2.2.19. Key "CREATE_CGR"
2.3.2.2.20. Key "UseAsmMates"
2.3.2.3. Block [AttributeMapping]
2.3.2.4. Block [CATPartParameters]
2.3.2.5. Block [CATCompProperties]
2.3.2.5.1. Key "CATPRODUCT_INSTANCENAME"
2.3.2.6. Block [CATProdProperties]
2.3.2.6.1. Key "CATPRODUCT_PARTNUMBER"
2.3.2.7. Commands to adjust behavior/visibility of PARTsolutions interface menu and workbenches
2.3.3. CoCreate Modeling Integration - Administration
2.3.3.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)] - How to setup?
2.3.3.1.1. Key "FileName"
2.3.3.1.2. Key "DistributeMass"
2.3.3.1.3. Key "EnhancedPhysicalProperties" - Calculation of Physical Properties
2.3.3.2. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.3.3. Block [INTERFACE]
2.3.3.3.1. Key "denied_value_char"
2.3.3.3.2. Key "replace_char" - Replacement of characters
2.3.3.4. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.3.4.1. Key "Attr_CopyFrom_01"
2.3.3.5. Block [CadDocumentAttributes]
2.3.3.6. NoSection
2.3.3.7. Modelmanager - Configuration
2.3.3.8. Trouble shooting
2.3.3.8.1. Installation
2.3.3.9. User documentation
2.3.4. Inventor Integration - Administration
2.3.4.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.4.1.1. Key "poolpath" - Set storage path for PARTsolutions parts
2.3.4.1.2. Key "FileName" - Define structure of document name
2.3.4.1.3. Key "TemplateFile" - Adjust templates
2.3.4.1.4. Key "CreateIMates"
2.3.4.1.5. Keys "catalogparts" and "catalogparts(rawmaterials)"
2.3.4.1.6. Key "BomStructureType"
2.3.4.1.7. Key "MATERIAL_DEFAULT_APPEARANCE"
2.3.4.1.8. Key "Material" - Material mapping
2.3.4.1.9. Key "ThreadGroupRx_xx" - Thread configuration
2.3.4.2. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.4.3. Attribute mapping in Inventor
2.3.4.3.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)] - Set attribute language
2.3.4.3.1.1. Declare prefix for PARTsolutions attribute
2.3.4.3.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer user defined attributes
2.3.4.3.3. Block [DocumentInformation]
2.3.4.3.4. Block [SummaryInformation]
2.3.4.3.5. Block [DesignTracking]
2.3.4.4. Block [NoSection] - Set parts not to be cut
2.3.4.5. Several Inventor versions in parallel operation
2.3.4.6. Troubleshooting
2.3.4.6.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.4.7. User documentation
2.3.5. NX Integration - Administration
2.3.5.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.5.1.1. Key "Poolpath"
2.3.5.1.2. Key "FileName"
2.3.5.1.3. Key "EnableMCD" - Mechatronic Concept Designer
2.3.5.1.4. Key "material"
2.3.5.1.5. Keys "feature_group_xx"
2.3.5.1.6. Keys "layer_xx" - Layer descriptions
2.3.5.1.7. Keys "LOD_REFSET_x"
2.3.5.1.8. Key "PhysicalPropertiesMode"
2.3.5.1.9. Key "NxOption_01"
2.3.5.1.10. Key "UsePartExpressions"
2.3.5.1.11. Key "PipingConnPoint" - NX routing function
2.3.5.1.11.1. More NX Routing options
2.3.5.2. Block [INTERFACE]
2.3.5.2.1. Key "ForceCreateNew3DPreviews"
2.3.5.3. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.5.3.1. Key "PrepareMenu" - NX9 / Ribbon menu by default
2.3.5.4. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.5.4.1. Key "Attr_CopyFrom_01"
2.3.5.5. Block [CadDocumentAttributes]
2.3.5.5.1. Add categories to attribute mapping
2.3.5.6. Block [NativeCheckin]
2.3.5.6.1. IgnoreCheckinAttributes01
2.3.5.7. NoSection
2.3.5.8. NX: Unicode support in filenames
2.3.5.9. Create "Alternative Representations"
2.3.5.10. NX: Makro-unabhängiger Platzierungsdialog
2.3.5.10.1. NX Makro für native Platzierungsstrategie erzeugen
2.3.5.10.2. NX Macro "cns_place_teamcenter_partrev.macro"
2.3.5.11. Troubleshooting
2.3.5.11.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.5.12. User documentation
2.3.6. Creo / PRO-Engineer Integration - Administration
2.3.6.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.6.1.1. Key "CreateDimensions"
2.3.6.1.2. Automatic accuracy search
2.3.6.1.3. Key "PoolPath"
2.3.6.1.4. Key "FileName"
2.3.6.1.5. Key "Material"
2.3.6.1.6. TempAxisLayer
2.3.6.2. Attribute mapping in Creo / ProEngineer
2.3.6.2.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.6.2.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer custom attributes
2.3.6.2.2.1. User defined attributes with type declaration
2.3.6.2.2.2. Adding new keys
2.3.6.3. Block [MatMAP] - Material mapping in Creo/ProEngineer
2.3.6.4. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.6.5. Activating the PARTsolutions interface in Pro/E
2.3.6.6. User documentation
2.3.7. Solid Edge Integration - Administration
2.3.7.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.7.1.1. Key "poolpath"
2.3.7.1.2. Key "FileName"
2.3.7.1.3. Material(is3dpart) - Material mapping
2.3.7.1.4. Key "DocumentState"
2.3.7.2. Block [UI] - Configuration of PARTsolutions menu and toolbar
2.3.7.3. NoSection
2.3.7.4. Attribute mapping in Solid Edge
2.3.7.4.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.7.4.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer custom attributes
2.3.7.4.3. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer further extra attributes
2.3.7.4.4. Block [ProjectInformation]
2.3.7.4.5. Blocks [SummaryInformation] and [DocumentSummaryInformation]
2.3.7.4.6. Fill more fields in Solid Edge with PARTsolutions attributes
2.3.7.4.6.1. Field names in Solid Edge
2.3.7.4.7. Set different languages for attributes
2.3.7.5. Several Solid Edge versions in parallel operation
2.3.7.6. Troubleshooting
2.3.7.6.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.7.7. User documentation
2.3.8. SolidWorks Integration - Administration
2.3.8.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.8.1.1. Key "poolpath" - Set storage path for PARTsolutions parts
2.3.8.1.2. Key "FileName" - Define structure of document name
2.3.8.1.3. Key "Material" - Material mapping
2.3.8.1.4. Key "sketchmode"
2.3.8.1.5. Key "PipingConnPoint"
2.3.8.2. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.8.3. Attribute mapping in SolidWorks
2.3.8.3.1. Block [AttributeMapping(3D)] - Set attribute language
2.3.8.3.1.1. Declare prefix for PARTsolutions attributes
2.3.8.3.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer custom attributes
2.3.8.3.2.1. Key "IsFastener"
2.3.8.3.3. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer further extra attributes
2.3.8.3.4. Block [SummaryInformation]
2.3.8.4. Several SolidWorks versions in parallel operation
2.3.8.5. Troubleshooting
2.3.8.5.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.8.6. User documentation
3. PARTsolutions - PDM Integration
3.1. General Information
3.1.1. ERP/PDM as leading systems
3.1.2. Basic workflow for "direct" PDM linking
3.1.3. Comparison: "pool integration" - total integration
3.1.4. Show CAD documents (PDM-ID) in PARTdataManager
3.1.5. Write a log file
3.2. General Configuration
3.2.1. Control
3.2.2. Activating the interface
3.2.2.1. if<pdmname>.cfg
3.2.3. Configuration - General hints
3.3. PDM specific configuration
4. Strategic Parts Management
4.1. Introduction
4.1.1. Integration
4.1.2. Target groups
4.1.3. Entire workflow
4.1.4. Integrating LinkDB
4.1.4.1. Linkage
4.1.4.2. Data transfer and data link
4.1.4.2.1. Cyclical Replication
4.1.4.2.2. Online Replication
4.1.4.2.3. Direct Online linkage of LinkDB to ERP-DB
4.1.4.2.4. New installation of parts using an ERP Interface
4.1.5. User-role concept
4.1.6. Support of company-internal workflows
4.1.7. Modules
4.1.7.1. PARTsolutions/base module ERP linkdb
4.1.7.2. PARTsolutions/base module ERP
4.1.7.3. PARTsolutions/base module ERP CSV
4.2. Installation Link database
4.2.1. Hardware requirements
4.2.2. Installation von PARTsolutions parts management with PDM/ERP/PLM integration
4.2.3. Configuration of the database server connection (exemplified by MSSQL)
4.2.4. Create database scheme and users for ERP (exemplified by MSSQL)
4.2.4.1. Installations script
4.2.4.2. Base functionality
4.2.4.3. Additional functionalities
4.2.5. Configure the data-source for ODBC (exemplified by MSSQL)
4.2.5.1. Database connection via file DSN
4.2.6. JDBC driver
4.2.6.1. Installation
4.2.6.2. Configuration
4.2.6.3. Jar files for other databases
4.2.6.4. Configuration file jdbc.cfg
4.2.7. ERP connectivity from PARTsolutions via ODBC/JDBC and ERP activation
4.2.7.1. dbproxy.cfg
4.2.7.2. plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [Common] -> Key "DBName" - Determine ODBC data source name in PARTsolutions
4.2.7.3. plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [PARTdataManager] -> Keys "ERPenabled" and "ERPenabledPPrj" - Activate ERP
4.2.7.4. Starting PARTdataManager with ERP integration
4.3. Adding/removing database columns
4.3.1. Apply databases columns per SQL Scripting
4.3.2. Adding database column with PARTlinkManager
4.3.3. Set column visible in PARTdataManager
4.3.4. Removing database column
4.4. Save/restore database
4.5. PARTapplicationServer installation/configuration
4.5.1. General
4.5.2. Overview Multi Site Installation
4.5.3. Caching methods for data storage and operation
4.5.4. Licenses for the PARTapplicationServer
4.5.5. PARTapplicationServer - Installation
4.5.6. Set up PARTapplicationServer as service
4.5.7. PARTapplicationServer - Configuration
4.5.7.1. AppServer: Client configuration
4.5.7.1.1. The respective keys and values of the configuration file
4.5.7.1.2. Key combinations and values of the single GUI options
4.5.7.1.3. Global and local specification of the settings - Privileges for Admin
4.5.7.1.4. Caching on client side or at secondary locations
4.5.7.2. PARTapplicationServer: Server configuration
4.5.7.2.1. Caching index files of $CADENAS_DATA on PARTapplicationServer
4.5.7.2.2. LinkDB queries
4.5.7.2.3. Updates of ERP search index
4.5.7.2.3.1. Logging of LinkDB changes
4.5.7.2.3.2. Manual update and initial creation of LinkDB search index
4.5.7.3. SSL encryption
4.5.8. PARTapplicationServer Watch
4.5.9. Set up ERP on PARTapplicationServer
4.5.9.1. Overview on client connection mode to link database and login mode in PARTdataManager
4.5.9.2. Example 1: Database connection via AppServer and manual user login
4.5.9.3. Example 2: Database connection via AppServer and automatic user login
4.5.9.4. Example 3: Direct database connection and manual user login
4.5.9.5. Example 4: Direct database connection and automatic user login
4.5.9.6. Troubleshooting
4.5.10. AppServer Service: Authentication - Assign rights - Rights
4.5.11. More information
4.6. Name rule for the CAD file name
4.7. ERP toolbar and menu
4.8. Table layout for PARTdataManager and (PARTlinkManager)
4.8.1. Adjust table values -> Adjust text / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [MAPPING_<COLUMN_NAME>] - Key for visible text
4.8.2. Adjust table values -> Adjust color / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [COLMAPPING_<variable name>] - Key COLORCODE<number>
4.8.3. Adjust table values -> Adjust text and color / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [MAPPING_<variable name>] -> Key for visible text
4.8.4. Adjust table values -> Adjust color with condition / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [COLMAPPING_<column name>] -> Key "COLORCOND<number>"
4.8.5. Adjust table values > Set bitmap / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [BMPMAPPING_<column name>] -> Key "BMPCODE<number>"
4.8.6. Adjust table values -> Set bitmap with condition / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [BMPMAPPING_<column name>] -> Key "BMPCOND<number>"
4.8.7. Background color for ERP/PDM columns / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [GROUP_COLORS] -> Key GROUP<number>
4.8.8. Determine column color by indicator in ERP column (very special) / plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [<Role_name>] -> Key "COLORNUMBERTREE"
4.9. Modify column display - plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [LINKDBFIELDS] -
4.10. Basic design of "new ident-no." dialog box - erpcustom.cfg -> Block [USERDIALOG]
4.10.1. material_assign.cfg (with ERP integration)
4.10.2. Ignore custom set values for the combobox - Key "USERDIALOG_SKIPDBLOAD"
4.10.3. Change default description text for ERP_PDM_NUMBER - erpcustom.cfg -> Block [VARS] -> Key "USERDIALOG_ERPNR"
4.11. Timestamp number on/off
4.11.1. Automatically generated ERP_PDM_NUMBER at new creation of parts (on/off) - erpcustom.cfg -> Block [VARS] -> Key "TIMESTAMPNR"
4.11.2. erpcustom.cfg -> Block [dialogOnExport] - Automatic generation of ERP number: Export dialog for material and other fields yes/no
4.11.3. ERP Number Generator - erpcustom.cfg -> Blocks [ERP_NRGENERATOR] und [ERP_NRGENERATOR_CONDITIONS]
4.11.3.1. Prerequisites
4.11.3.1.1. SQL commands for applying the "Sequencer" table in the LinkDB
4.11.3.1.1.1. CNSSEQ Table
4.11.3.1.2. Activating ERP Number Generator
4.11.3.2. Incorporate ERP number into the PARTdataManager
4.11.3.3. Further number generations based on the example of the default setting
4.11.3.4. Adjust conditions for number generation
4.12. User-role concept
4.12.1. Create users
4.12.1.1. Create database user by database internal administration
4.12.1.2. Create database users in database via access from PARTadmin
4.12.1.3. Create users on the side of PARTsolutions via PARTadmin (dialog User-Role assignment) / plinkusers.cfg -> Block <user name>
4.12.1.4. Create database user on the side of PARTsolutions via PARTadmin (dialog "Database user")
4.12.1.5. Role sequence in the dialog box "Select role" / plinkusers.cfg -> Block [<role_name>] -> Key "GROUPORDER"
4.12.2. Create and configure roles
4.12.2.1. Tabbed page "General"
4.12.2.1.1. Dialog box for role selection - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role name] -> Keys "DESC" and "IMAGE"
4.12.2.1.2. Preferred ranges - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "PREFRANGE"
4.12.2.1.3. Display condition for parts selection - Colored catalog index - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "CONDITIONTREE"
4.12.2.1.4. Viewing condition for table rows - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "TABRESTRICTION"
4.12.2.1.5. Show table row but hide LinkDB content - plinkgroups.cfg -> [Role_name] -> Key "CONDITION"
4.12.2.1.6. Columns to be displayed - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "VARSUSED / VARSHIDDEN"
4.12.2.1.7. Export condition - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "EXPORTRESTRICTION"
4.12.2.1.8. Export information (tooltip) at status lights - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "TOOLTIPTEXTEXPORTON" / "TOOLTIPTEXTEXPORTOFF"
4.12.2.1.9. Release certain directories for export - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "EXPPRJTAB" / plinktemplates.cfg
4.12.2.1.10. Hide catalogs - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role name] -> Key "HIDELIST"
4.12.2.2. Tabbed page "PDM"
4.12.2.3. Tabbed page "Display"
4.12.2.3.1. Status indicating icons in table - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [<Role_name>] - Key "BMPCONDITION0"
4.12.2.3.2. Status colors for catalog index - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "COLORCONDITIONTREE<number>"
4.12.2.4. Request ERP number per e-mail
4.12.2.5. Tabbed page "Translations"
4.12.3. User-Role assignment
4.12.3.1. User-Role assignment / plinkusers.cfg -> [<role name>] -> Key "GROUPS"
4.12.3.2. plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [Common] -> Key "CADENAS_PRESELECT_LINKDB_GROUP" - Role selection by environment variable
4.13. Manual data administration
4.13.1. Creation of ERP numbers
4.13.1.1. Using PARTdataManager
4.13.1.1.1. Without direct linkage to the ERP system
4.13.1.1.1.1. Manual entry of ERP number
4.13.1.1.2. Applying ERP numbers using an online gateway to the SAP system
4.13.1.2. Using PARTlinkManager
4.13.1.2.1. Enter ERP number with PARTlinkManager
4.13.1.2.2. Import a project into LINKDB – Assign ERP number
4.13.1.3. PARTdataCenter
4.13.2. Edit variant / Create variant in PARTlinkManager
4.13.3. Create variants in PARTdataManager
4.13.4. Editing LinkDB in PARTlinkManager
4.13.4.1. Editing columns
4.13.4.2. Edit row
4.13.5. Delete datasets
4.13.6. Edit/delete dataset using PARTdataManager
4.14. Complex workflows for data maintenance
4.14.1. Overview
4.14.2. Initial filling of the LinkDB / Article assignment
4.14.2.1. Data export per CSV with an example from SAP
4.14.2.1.1. Manual export
4.14.2.1.2. Automated Export
4.14.2.2. Complexity assessment
4.14.3. Updating data
4.14.3.1. Online replication
4.14.3.2. Cyclic replication
4.14.3.3. Automated and cyclical update of data
4.14.3.4. Direct online linkage of the LinkDB to the ERP-DB
4.14.3.5. Configuration file nightupdate.cfg
4.14.3.5.1. Block [LOG]
4.14.3.5.2. Block [MISC]
4.14.3.5.3. Block [LOAD]
4.14.3.5.4. Block [ERPTABLE-IDENTIFY-COLUMNS]
4.14.3.5.5. Block [ERPTABLE-UPDATE-COLUMNS]
4.14.4. New application of parts with ERP Gateway
4.14.5. Distributed Locations - LinkDB Replication
4.15. Index update
4.16. Catalog update with ERP integration
4.16.1. Catalog update Standard information
4.16.2. Standard check on problems with mapping LinkDB entries
4.16.3. Catalog update with ERP integration - Fix mapping problems with the Update manager
4.16.3.1. Catalog update (Tutorial) - Example 1
4.16.3.1.1. Preparations
4.16.3.1.2. Catalog update - Download
4.16.3.1.3. Assignment / release – Overview on the best approaches
4.16.3.1.4. PARTadmin - Check | Compare | Install
4.16.3.1.5. PARTlinkManager - Important notes on procedure
4.16.3.1.6. Update manager - Project assignment to LinkDB datasets
4.16.3.1.6.1. Update manager - Assign projects after mapping automatically processed before
4.16.3.1.6.1.1. Assign project.prj (Standard name adjusted)
4.16.3.1.6.1.2. Assign project2.prj (Adjusted directory)
4.16.3.1.6.1.3. Assign project4.prj (directory relocated and Standard name adjusted)
4.16.3.1.6.2. Update manager - Assign projects without preceding mapping
4.16.3.1.6.2.1. Assign project3.prj (project and Standard number renamed)
4.16.3.1.6.2.2. Assign project5.prj (project and Standard number renamed and Standard name adjusted)
4.16.3.1.6.2.3. Assign project6.prj and project7.prj
4.16.3.1.6.3. Final check
4.16.3.2. Catalog update (Tutorial) - Example 2
4.16.3.2.1. Preparation
4.16.3.2.2. Status after update installation to Bikecompany V2 and before editing with Update Manager
4.16.3.2.3. Editing in Update manager
4.16.3.3. Install update version
4.16.3.3.1. Update without connection to the LinkDB
4.16.3.3.2. Correct version numbers
4.16.3.3.3. Update structure table
4.16.3.4. User interface of Update Manager
4.16.3.4.1. Symbols in the Catalogs section
4.16.3.4.2. Symbols in the Line mapping section
4.16.3.5. Functions
4.16.3.5.1. Active State and Requested State
4.16.3.5.2. Changed standard name
4.16.3.5.3. Moved dataset
4.16.3.5.4. No correlation to the old dataset found
4.16.3.5.5. Conduct assignments across lines
4.16.3.6. Background information
4.16.3.7. Configuration file plinkupdatemgr.cfg
4.16.3.7.1. Block [WORKFLOW]
4.16.3.7.1.1. Key "CUSTOMUPDATESCRIPT"
4.16.4. Catalog update with ERP integration - Check LinkDB mapping problems BEFORE installation (table and 3D view)
4.16.5. PARTsolutions with LinkDB - Troubleshooting at catalog updates
4.16.5.1. Revising / Updating the LinkDB
4.16.5.2. Manual revision via parameter calls
4.17. Further settings in plinkcommon.cfg
4.17.1. Enable automatic login / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [Login] -> Key "AUTOLOGIN"
4.17.2. Try NT user authentication / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [Login] -> Key "NTUSERAUTH"
4.17.3. Pinning Dimension attribute OnOff / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [PARTdataManager] -> Key "LockDimRange"
4.17.3.1. Background information
4.17.4. Login options / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [PARTdataManager] -> Key "LoginMode"
4.17.5. PARTlinkManager: Line color at missing ERP_PDM_NUMBER / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [COLORS]
4.17.6. E-mail settings / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [MAIL]
4.17.7. Own template for Request ERP number per e-mail / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [MAIL] -> Key "TEMPLATE"
4.17.8. ERP for single parts in assembly tables / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [PARTdataManager] -> Key "UseErpForAssPart"
4.17.8.1. Preparations in order to put the functionality into practice
4.17.8.2. Loading the assembly in the PARTdataManager
4.17.8.2.1. Assembly without ERP number
4.17.8.2.2. Assembly with ERP numbers
4.17.8.3. Scripting - further possibilities
4.17.9. Update full-text search index / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [Common] -> Key "UPDATESEARCHINDEX"
4.17.10. Adjust Standard name - Standard name (short) - BOM name / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [PARTdataManager] -> Keys "NB" "ShortNB" "LINA"
4.18. Translation file "plinkcommon.def"
4.19. Further settings in "plinkgroups.cfg"
4.19.1. E-mail settings for "new ident-no." dialog / plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [<Role_name>] -> Keys "SENDTO" "SUBJECT" "SERVER" "ISHTML"
4.19.2. Own template for Request ERP number per e-mail / plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [<Role_name>] -> Key "TEMPLATE"
4.19.3. Adjust Standard name - Standard name (short) - BOM name / plinkcommon.cfg -> Block [PARTdataManager] -> Keys "NB" "ShortNB" "LINA"
4.20. Translation file "plinkgroups.def"
4.21. Further settings in erpcustom.cfg
4.21.1. Load additional scripts - erpcustom.cfg -> Block [LOAD]
4.21.2. Default value for new "ACATIVE_STATE" values - erpcustom.cfg -> Block [VARS] -> Key "NEWASTATE"
4.22. Getting started - Demo database
4.22.1. Features
4.22.2. Subsequent installation of PLDBDEMO instance
4.22.3. ERP activation / deactivation
4.23. Troubleshooting
4.23.1. Link database troubleshooting
4.23.1.1. Disabling Journaling on DB2/400
4.23.1.2. Database login - Error message
4.24. PARTadmin Reference
4.24.1. Menus
4.24.1.1. File
4.24.1.2. ? (Help)
4.24.2. Icons
4.24.3. ERP environment settings
4.24.3.1. Idle time - Connect LinkDB
4.24.3.2. Try NT user authentication
4.24.3.3. Enable automatic login
4.24.3.4. Define Database interface
4.24.4. "Roles" dialog - Buttons
4.24.5. "Roles" dialog - Tabbed pages
4.24.5.1. Tabbed page "General"
4.24.5.2. Tabbed page "PDM"
4.24.5.3. Tabbed page "Display"
4.24.5.4. Tabbed page "Mail"
4.24.5.5. Tabbed page "Translations"
4.24.5.6. Tabbed pages Standard name , Standard name (short) , BOM name
4.24.5.6.1. Syntax
4.24.5.6.2. Examples
4.24.5.6.3. Change NB according to project
4.24.5.6.4. Change NB via vbs scripting
4.25. PARTlinkManager reference
4.25.1. PARTlinkManager: Launch from Start menu
4.25.1.1. License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
4.25.2. Launch PARTlinkManager from PARTdataManager
4.25.3. Authorization rights
4.25.4. Menus
4.25.4.1. File
4.25.4.1.1. Connect
4.25.4.1.2. Connect as...
4.25.4.1.3. Switch role
4.25.4.1.4. Disconnect
4.25.4.1.5. Export as -> CSV table
4.25.4.1.6. Import
4.25.4.1.7. Execute Script
4.25.4.1.8. Exit
4.25.4.2. View
4.25.4.2.1. Show tree
4.25.4.2.2. Display filtered tree
4.25.4.2.3. Hide old versions of parts
4.25.4.3. Extras
4.25.4.3.1. Database
4.25.4.3.1.1. Adding/removing database columns
4.25.4.3.1.1.1. Apply databases columns per SQL Scripting
4.25.4.3.1.1.2. Adding database column with PARTlinkManager
4.25.4.3.1.1.3. Set column visible in PARTdataManager
4.25.4.3.1.1.4. Removing database column
4.25.4.3.1.2. Show database columns
4.25.4.3.1.3. Save/restore database
4.25.4.3.1.4. Editing additional tables in the PARTlinkManager
4.25.4.3.2. Configure ERP environment
4.25.4.3.2.1. Tabbed page "PARTlinkManager preferences"
4.25.4.3.2.1.1. Set row color
4.25.4.3.2.1.2. Group definitions / Set column color
4.25.4.3.2.1.3. Adjust table values
4.25.4.3.2.1.4. Modify column display
4.25.4.3.2.1.5. Column position in PARTlinkManager
4.25.4.3.2.2. Tabbed page "PARTdataManager preferences"
4.25.4.3.2.2.1. Login mode
4.25.4.3.2.2.2. e-mail notification
4.25.4.3.2.3. Tabbed page "Database"
4.25.4.3.2.4. Tabbed page "Export tables"
4.25.4.3.2.5. Tabbed page "Translations"
4.25.4.3.2.6. Tabbed pages "Standard name", "Standard name (short)", "BOM name"
4.25.4.3.3. Preferences
4.25.4.3.3.1. PARTlinkManager - Search fields
4.25.4.3.3.2. Network
4.25.4.3.3.3. Logging settings
4.25.4.3.4. Catalog update - Update manager
4.25.4.3.5. PARTadmin
4.25.4.4. ? (Help)
4.25.5. Menu buttons
4.25.6. Buttons
4.25.7. Context menu
4.25.7.1. Set fields
4.25.7.2. Duplicate
4.25.7.3. Edit variant
4.25.7.4. Create variant
4.25.7.5. Assign ERP numbers / delete
4.25.7.6. Import project into database
4.25.7.7. Edit project table
4.25.7.7.1. Change standard descriptions according to project
4.25.7.7.2. Explicitly specify sorting order of variants for PARTdataManager table
4.25.7.7.3. Column sorting of geometry columns in PARTdataManager
4.25.7.7.4. Update structure table
4.25.8. Filtering display
5. FAQ
5.1. Help
5.2. Context help...
5.3. Training documents
5.4. About
5.5. Licenses
5.5.1. License information
5.5.1.1. "General" tabbed page
5.5.1.2. "License selection" tabbed page
5.5.1.3. "Expiring licenses" tabbed page
5.5.1.4. "Active licenses" tabbed page
5.5.1.5. "Checkout" tabbed page
5.5.2. Licensing
5.5.2.1. "Request licenses online" tabbed page for single workstation license
5.5.2.2. "Request licenses online" tabbed page with FLM license
5.5.2.3. Entering licenses... (Single workstation)
5.5.2.4. Check licenses... (Single workstation)
5.5.2.5. Change licenses (Single workstation)
5.5.2.6. Entering licenses... (FLM)
5.5.2.7. Check licenses... (FLM)
5.5.2.8. No valid license available
5.6. System info/Support
5.7. PARTconcept: Ticketing
5.8. Remote maintenance
5.9. Global Logging System
5.10. Adjust GUI - Overview
6. Appendix
6.1. Constants, Functions, Operators, mathematical expressions
6.1.1. Fortran Syntax
6.1.2. SQL Syntax
6.1.3. Constants
6.1.4. Operators
6.1.5. Functions
6.1.6. Examples
6.1.6.1. Example 1
6.1.6.2. Example 2
6.1.6.3. Example 3
6.1.6.4. Example 4
6.2. Third Party License Information
Index