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Manual Basics

  • Storage locations

    • Make templates available for all catalogs

      Storage location: $CADENAS_SETUP/layouts/2dderivation

      [Note] Note

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

    • Make templates for parts available in a specific catalog directory

      Storage location: any

      If the dw file is a certain project directory, it is only display when the respective project is loaded.

  • File ending

    The file ending of templates is: dw.

  • Default files

    Existing default files and/or views:

    • 3_view_frame_JIS.dw

    • 3_views_eu.dw

    • 3_views_us.dw

    • 6_view_frame_JIS.dw

    • 6_views_eu.dw

    • 6_views_us.dw

    • frame_ANSI.dw

    • frame_ANSI_bom.dw

    • frame_DIN.dw

    • frame_DIN_bom.dw

  • Elements

    In order to create your own 2D derivation views, you have the following elements to use:

    • Basic elements:

    • Special elements:

      • Grid: A grid structure for placing several elements.

      • Box: A placeholder element to determine position and degree

      • Derivation: A single 2D derivation view

      • Text: Positionable and scalable text with deposited translations

      • Table: Positionable and scalable BOM-list

    • Frames:

      Should several single elements be combined, the element Frame is used. This is then the parent element for all elements placed on top of it.

    • Paper formats:

      The element Formats determines, whether and which Paper formats are available for a certain view.

Small example:

  1. Under $CADENAS_SETUP/layouts/2dderivation, create your own dw file by copy and modify it.

    Exemplary excerpt with dw, cfg and dxf files

    Exemplary excerpt with dw, cfg and dxf files

  2. Under "name", assign a unique name.

    default=Test 1
    german=Test 1

  3. Under "Description" set the display name

  4. Modify the order structure under "order" for example.

  5. Restart PARTdataManager.

  6. Select a part and in the toolbar click on the 2D derivation button.

    -> The own view is now added to the list.

    Own view "Test"

    Own view "Test"

[Note] Note

Concept for use of frames and different paper formats:

Via [ELEMENT_frame] in the template file *.dw a default frame can be defined.

If views for different paper formats are to be created, a separate configuration file is defined for each format via [Formats].

The configuration file in turn references to a specific dxf file (paper format) under [ELEMENT_frame].

[Note] Note

2D derivations (dw files) can directly be used in the PARTtemplateDesigner for the 3D PDF data sheet function, which is provided on the platforms PARTcommunity, PARTserver, PARTsolutions and Offline CDs. See Chapter 10, PARTtemplateDesigner - Create datasheets .

Example data sheet

Example data sheet

Export PDF datasheet in PARTdataManager

Export PDF datasheet in PARTdataManager

Export PDF datasheet in PARTcommunity

Export PDF datasheet in PARTcommunity