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5.15.2.  Create class system

After selection of the item <Create new class system...> the dialog box Create class system opens. However, you can call it anytime via click on Settings....

At first the base settings of the class system have to be defined:

The following tabbed pages will guide you through all setting options:

  • Base settings

  • Directories and files

  • Display

  • Limits

Tabs in the dialog box "Create class system"

Tabs in the dialog box "Create class system"

  • Base settings:

    Tabbed page "Base settings"

    Tabbed page "Base settings"

    • Internal name: By this name the class system is clearly identified.

    • Visible name: Display name in all modules

      Internal name and Visible name can be identical.

    • Default language:

      [Important] Important

      All entries are made in the defined Default language.[a]

      Should it become necessary to make further entries in another language, the default language can be changed. However, this should only be performed, if the class system is currently completely translated. At a change a respective message is displayed.

      Warning at change of language

      Warning at change of language

      [a] The CADENAS_LANGUAGE (meaning the language displayed in the user interface) is not relevant when editing class systems. The complete class tree is displayed in the Default language.

    • Additional languages: At the desired translation languages activate the checkbox.

    • Support for Attributes: If this option is not set, the tabbed page Attributes is deactivated.

  • Files and folders:

    Tabbed page "Files and folders"

    Tabbed page "Files and folders"

    • Logo:

      Enter the big preview image for PARTdataManager (recommended dimension: 80x80 pixel):

      Default path is: "$CADENAS_DATA/datasetup/classsystem".

      Here the preview images are stored.

    • Thumbnail of the logo:

      Enter the little preview image for PARTdataManager (recommended dimension: 16x16 pixel):

      Default path is: "$CADENAS_DATA/ datasetup/classsystem".

      Here the preview images are stored.

    • Thumbnails of classes:

      Define the default path to the classification preview images by clicking on the search button ...:

      Default path is: "$CADENAS_DATA/ datasetup/ classsystem/ my_class/ preview/ my_class".

      [Note] Note

      The image names have to be the same as with the class-id.

      If you don't want to use preview images, then you can optionally create the classification preview images from the directory or project images.

      If you are in the developer mode (DEV), then, under PARTdataManager -> tabbed page Classes -> context menu of a directory or single class, you can find the command Use view as classification picture.

      Classes preview

      Classes preview

      Compare Section 5.8.2.1.14.3, “ Generate image data/preview images with batch run ”.

      [Note] Note

      Before, under Thumbnails of classes the path has to be defined.

      Now the respective classification preview images are displayed.

      Classification preview images

      Classification preview images

  • Display:

    Tabbed page "Display"

    Tabbed page "Display"

    • Key mode:

      In the list field select the desired key mode.

      • eClass: The Id is limited to 2 characters, maximal 4 levels

      • Part: The key can be numeric or textual and can have any length and levels

      • Whole: The key can be numeric or textual and can have any length and levels. The complete key has to be stated.

      [Note] Note

      The choice of key type is relevant for the creation of classes and subclasses in the dialog box Add class.

    • Default key:

    • Separator: E.g. the hyphen (03-01)

    • Show class id:

      If activated the class ID is displayed in addition. The value is always internally used and is transferred - also when no display happens.

      The adjoining figure shows the class tree without IDs.

      "Show class id" deactivated

      "Show class id" deactivated

  • Limits:

    Tabbed page "Limits"

    Tabbed page "Limits"

    • Catalog: If there is no entry, the classification applies for all catalogs. In the list box you can explicitly assign a certain catalog to the classification.

    • Types of classes: Classes / Connection points / Classes and connection points

      The selection under Types of classes determines, which options are displayed in the dialog box Classification, in the list box under Filter.

      Filter: Classes - Connection points

      Filter: Classes - Connection points

    • Types of instances: Classes / Connection points / Classes and connection points

      The selection under Types of instances determines, whether in the dialog box Classification, the column Instance can be edited or is grayed out.

      Instance editable

      Instance editable

      Example: In the plant manufacturing the use of instances would possibly make sense for pipe connections.

After you have performed all settings in the dialog box, confirm with OK.

[Note] Note

Via Preferences... you can reach this dialog box anytime.

Now the name of this dialog box is Modify class system <name>.