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Manual Edit Combination views in Edit mode

In the 2D derivation, you can edit and save Combination views in Edit mode. Hereto you have to be in Admin mode (can be recognized in PARTdataManager in the Status line down right).[48]

[Note] Note

Should there be an active sitesetup beside the setup directory, changes performed in Edit mode are saved in a same-named file there.


It is most effective to use a similar template (.dw file) and to copy it on file level. After this you can simply perform changes in Edit mode.

Activate Edit mode

Click on the respective toolbar icon.

-> The toolbar is expanded with the following functions:

  • Save template

  • Open template in explorer

  • Edit element

  • Delete element

  • New element

The same commands are found in context menu.


  1. Select element to be edited.

    -> Element is framed in red.

  2. Click on Edit element.

    -> The same-named dialog is opened.

  3. For example, adjust text quickly and simply and confirm with OK.

Edit element

Edit element

List field selection for type

After clicking on New element , a cursor to draw the desired area and the dialog box Edit element is displayed. There, under "type" you will see a listing of all selectable types. When opening an already existing element, under "type" the used type is shown.

In the following all possible elements are listed. When clicking the link, more details and syntax used in the dw files can be seen.

  • box:

    The "Box" element constructs wildcard elements in the sketch frame, in other words, it defines position and measurement of the therein contained elements.

    Box can be parent element of "Grid" (see Section, “[ELEMENT_grid] to place several derivations ”) and "Derivation" (see Section, “[ELEMENT_derivation] for one single derivation ”).

  • derivation:

    The "Derivation" element represents a single 2D derivation.

    Valid derivations are the standard derivations (top, bottom, front, etc., and isometric).

    The "Derivation" element is embedded in a Box element (otherwise it wouldn't be positionable).

  • frame:

    Should more than one single element be combined, the element Frame is needed. This is then the parent element for all elements placed on it.

  • grid:

    The "Grid" element defined a grid, in which several standard derivations can be arranged

    Grid with 2 rows and 2 columns filled with 3 standard derivations

    Grid with 2 rows and 2 columns filled with 3 standard derivations

    • Grid without Box:

      If no box is being used as parent, the entire available space is used. The size of the grid CANNOT be changed in Edit mode.

      Grid without Box

      Grid without Box

    • Grid with Box:

      If a box is being used (see Section, “[ELEMENT_box] as wildcard element ”), it can be selected in Edit mode and the size maybe changed.

      Grid with Box

      Grid with Box

  • table:

    Places a table element into sketch view.

    Example: 4 views, frame, text, table

    Example: 4 views, frame, text, table

  • text:

    Places a text into the sketch view.



[48] Information on settings are found under Section, “ Key "IsAdmin" - User mode ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.