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  • Updated: May 2, 2014
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How can I directly integrate the chosen CAD model into the CAD system?

Follow the steps listed below to integrate the chosen CAD model into your CAD system directly: 

  1. Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and navigate to the required part.

  2. In the dialog area Download CAD models under Edit CAD formats -> Add CAD formats, select the transfer mode directIntoCad by clicking into the option field. Then define the CAD system and confirm your entries by clicking on Save.

    -> The view returns to the dialog area Generation options / Selected formats. Confirm your entries by clicking on Save.

  3. Under Actions, click on Generate CAD model.

    -> The information dialog Generating CAD models opens.


    All formats activated under Download CAD models(dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS) -> Edit CAD formats -> Selected Formats are generated and listed here now.
    As long as the generation is running,  is shown.


  4. As soon as the generation has completed, you can submit the CAD models to the CAD system in this window directly by clicking the link Direct integration.

    If you close this window, further CAD models can be selected.

    Furthermore all generated CAD models are listed under Download CAD models.

    -> In the transfer mode Direct integration into CAD system the link text in the column Actions will be the following:

    • Direct integration

    In addition the following is shown:

    • Remove: By clicking on the link you can remove parts from the list, which are no longer required.

    • Info: Specific part information.

  5. By clicking the link Info specific part information is displayed:

    • Preview image

    • Part description

    • Status information for generation

      Generation in progress

      Generation successful

      Generation not successful. A corresponding error message shows up.
    • Status information on Direct integration

    • Formats:


      -> For some formats you can get some CAD specific information by clicking the Info icon . The same Info-icon you can find under Download CAD models -> Actions.

    • Level of Detail

    • Generation date

    • Language

    • to overview all currently available models.

  6. Click on the link Direct integration or the symbol , in order to load parts into the CAD system.


    The application component PART2cad is required at the workstation when using direct integration.

    Install it during the first run. The necessary installer opens automatically.

    The installer itself needs Java.

    -> Once Java is installed the PART2cad installation will start. If Java is not installed, there will be no Java logo displayed. In this case click on the link Click here and install Java.

    -> Warning messages may show up. Let the component PART2cad install.

    During the first run the direct integration PART2cad will be downloaded.

    Following runs will open the dialog Transferring model to CAD. No user interaction is necessary.


    Please note the following selection dialog for the version name of the CAD system. 
  7. In the drop-down menu select the CAD version where the model is to be transferred. Confirm the selection with Choose.


    Keep in mind that the CAD system has to be started.

    -> A dialog box "Export ..." is opened to select the destination directory.

  8. Select the preferred destination directory. Use ... to browse. Confirm your entries by clicking Ok.

    -> The model is transferred to the CAD system.


    When the transfer to the CAD system is finished a message will be shown.Please note the following selection dialog for the version name of the CAD system. 

    -> The part has been imported in the CAD system.

    If the CAD system is not started or the wrong version was chosen, an error message will be shown.