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5.19. Create catalogs - Quick & Simple

Create your PARTsolutions and PARTcommunity catalog with minimal effort.

Quick&Simple

When exporting to the CAD system "non-parametric models" with all META information from the characteristic attribute table are transferred.

The following CAD systems are able to handle parts from Quick&Simple catalogs:

  • AutoCAD

  • Catia

  • Inventor

  • SolidWorks

  • Creo Direct Modelling (Creo Elements / Cocreate Modelling)

  • Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire)

  • Solid Edge

  • NX

  • Spaceclaim

In PARTdataManager all search methods such as Full-text search, Variables search, Geometric search (3D) (see license info), Sketch search (2D), Topology search and Color search are available as usual.

What is required for the catalog creation?

In the simplest case the catalog structure (Windows Explorer directory structure) with contained parts = documents in STEP format is needed.

Optionally the characteristic attribute table with any amount of columns (variables) can be created from a CSV file provided by the costumer.

Furthermore, optionally own preview images (png format) for catalog, product groups, product families and projects can be incorporated or automatically created.

[Note] Note

Structure + STEP files (for document itself and 3D preview) + CSV files (for table) + PNG files (for preview images)

How does the result look like in PARTdataManager and PARTcommunity?

PARTdataManager - Part selection: The Quick&Simple catalog (Neutral catalog) and the single parts are marked with the respective icon .

PARTdataManager - Part selection: The Quick&Simple catalog (Neutral catalog) and the single parts are marked with the respective icon PARTdataManager - Part selection: The Quick&Simple catalog (Neutral catalog) and the single parts are marked with the respective icon ..

PARTdataManager - Part view

PARTdataManager - Part view

PARTcommunity - Part view

PARTcommunity - Part view

The following will explain how to create a Quick&Simple catalog.

[Note] Note

All figures are based on a sample which is found in your installation under $CADENAS/training/quick_and_simple.

In order to reconstruct the sample yourself copy the directory to any location on your computer.