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Manual  Insert part...

By simply clicking on the menu item Insert part..., theOpen file dialog pops up. Select a Project file (*.prj).

Before the configurator tree is expanded with the selected part, a query for the Part properties takes place. Set these.

  • File name: ...is automatically entered. Storage location of part.

  • Description: ...for the part within the configurator directory.

  • Equation name : ...for internal referencing of the part. Located in parenthesis behind description.

[Note] Note

Once assigned, an Equation name may not be changed.

  • Start element: The part, from which the creation of a system of rules is to begins, is defined as the Start element. Set a checkmark at the respective option. Start elements are identified by a red circle in the directory tree.

[Note] Note

You may also define more parts as start elements!

Important! See also Section 9.8, “Example 2 - Create an Assembly-Table-Project ”.

  • Multiple usage : A part can be inserted in different positions and with different dimensions into the assembly.

  • Fully positionable : Part cannot only be positioned via connection points, but must also have vector description to a specific location in space.

    As soon as the option has been activated, the button Position... becomes active.

    After clicking on Position... you can position the part anywhere in space with help of the dialog next to it.

    The dialog is divided into 3 sections.

    • Base point (default: 0,0,0)

      The part can be moved in the direction of any of the 3 axes.

    • X axis (default: 1,0,0)

      With the x-axis dialog, the coordinate system of the part can be moved across from the basic coordinate system.

    • Y axis (default: 0,1,0)

      As with x-axis

    In the example above, the part was moved 5 units to the right on the x-axis and at level x-y (z=0) with vector (1; 0,1) moved upwards. In respect to the orientation to the y-axis, no changes were made.

    [Note] Note

    The z-axis field is not needed since this value is automatically calculated.

    Incorrect entries in the y-axis section are automatically corrected.

  • Hide table :The according table is no longer visible in the PARTdataManager.

  • No export : During export of the table from PARTdataManager to a CAD system this part is not exported

    Parts with the option No export , contain in the PARTdataManager, in the dialog area Assembly, Bill of material the icon NO CAD (see image at right).[a]

    NO CAD

    NO CAD

    [a] Compare alsoFenster "Aufbau" - Stückliste.

  • No delete : Part cannot be removed from template.

  • Cut in 2D: ... defines whether the part in the cut should be affected in 2-D as well. Remove the checkmark for screws, for example, that you do not want to be displayed shaded during cutting.

[Note] Note

If you do not make entries in the Description and Equation name field, this window may only be exited via Cancel.