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Manual  CIP catalog

In order to make catalogs available for download from the Internet, for example, these can be cipped, in other words reduced in data size. The conditions needed to be fulfilled can be entered in the CIP catalog window.

On the left side of the window you can see a Catalogs column. There you will find all previously cipped catalogs.

All checked directories are cipped by clicking on the Generate button.

CIP catalog window

CIP catalog window

Tabbed page Settings

  • Content

    You have different selection possibilities available to you in the list field.

    • Complete catalog

      The entire catalog is cipped.

    • Catalog update:

      When clicking on the browse button ... the Update (see fig.) dialog box opens. Here you can set a date filter so that only files Newer than are gathered. Concerning the Archive bit active option, please contact CADENAS Support.

    • Classification

      Classifications may also be cipped.

      When cipping class systems, the settings in Project selection are insignificant.

      In this case, the CIP catalog dialog should be opened via the Extras menu and the entry should be added manually in the Catalogs area on the left.

      Content: Classification

      Content: Classification

      In the Classification field, the name of the classification must be entered exactly the same as in the classsystem.cfgclassification file. Please make sure that upper and lower case letters are correct.

      classystem.cfg opened in PARTadmin

      classystem.cfg opened in PARTadmin

      classystem.cfg opened in Notepad++

      classystem.cfg opened in Notepad++

      As with catalogs, the full-textual search index may be created. To do so, activate the option Create search index.

    • Files

      For this selection only the indicated files will be transferred to the cip file.

      The files are specified in the Additional directories field (see further below).

      [Note] Note

      During file cipping, neither a geometric nor a full-textual index are created.

  • Description:

    The spelling entered here will later be displayed during the installation in PARTadmin or during installation of the DVD.

    Catalog description text

    Catalog description text

    [Note] Note

    If you do not enter a description, then the description given under Edit project -> General tabbed page -> Catalog name, or Name of installation will be used. The entry on the CIP catalog page has precedence.[29]

    Name of installation

    Name of installation

  • Info text:

    Field currently without function.

  • PSol-Version: Minimum version of PARTsolutions to install the cip file. When selecting "10.0" the file cannot be installed with V9.

  • Directory: the directory/catalog to be cipped (marked in directory tree)

  • CIP file : Storage location of cipped directory/catalog

  • relative path : name of cipped directory/catalog

  • License file: So that the project files belonging to a catalog cannot later be opened and exported in the PARTdataManager by unauthorized persons, each individual project is linked to a license ( for example, CNS2009*Folder1*READ or CNS2009*Folder1*EXPORT). All licenses that correspond to a catalog are stored in the so-called license file (ending *.cnsldb). This *.cnsldb - you can request one from CADENAS - should then be entered into this field.

  • Catalog license: In this field the basic license (for ex. CNS2009*Folder1) should be entered. You receive the basic or catalog license along with the *.cnsldb file.

    --> Via Browse ... the License and part information window opens.

    In the License key field, enter the required catalog license.

    The licenses belonging to your installation can be seen in the list field if you click on the arrow.

    In the Unit field you can set the measurements for your projects.

    A selection of previously applied units can be seen in the list field if you click on the arrow.

    [Caution] Caution

    All entries that you make here automatically overwrite the corresponding part information that was set beforehand within PARTdesigner.

  • Additional directories:

    If the *.cip file to be created is to contain directories or files enter them here.

    Additional directories may contain individual help files for example, which you have applied within the Edit project menu -> Catalog help tab. Input via $CADENAS...\...\....

    See also under Content -> list selection field Files.

    [Note] Note

    For configuration files you may also specify that they should be merged with the existing file during installation. In this case, the specification must look like this:


    Meaning: The file classsystem_eclass.txt will be read and later installed under $CADENAS_DATA/datasetup/classsystem.cfg.

  • Transform tab files to tac files: With this option the contents of the attribute table of your project can be changed from the general read file format *.tab to the encrypted format *.tac.

  • Convert file names to lowercase: In order to avoid problems in UNIX concerning case sensitivity, this function writes all file names in lower case letters. All entries in *.prj files are adjusted accordingly.

  • Catalog is free (no check of CNS2009*MAINTENANCE): For licensed catalogs, the so-called maintenance license is requested during the uncipping. If you do not have one, the catalog cannot be uncipped.

    [Note] Note

    For unlicensed catalogs, this option can and must be activated!

  • Crypt CIP file

    The encryption ensures against manipulation. The file contains a license key, for example.

  • Automatically adding external files

    These may be located anywhere under $CADENAS_DATA (the respective linking is located in the project file).

  • Create search index

    If you select this option, the index for the Full-text search will be created.

    If you also want to create the GeoIndex (fingerprints for the geometric search), enter values into the fields Percentage and Absolute fraction. The default entry "-1" means that no GeoIndex will be set.

    • Percentual fraction

      A high percentage value increases the calculation time for large tables.

    • Absolute fraction

      In order for small tables to have enough rows indexed, enter the absolute fraction.

    Sample calculation 1: 10 rows, Percentual fraction: 10, Absolute fraction: 3 -> 3 rows are created

    Sample calculation 2: 10 rows, Percentual fraction: 20, Absolute fraction: 1 -> 2 rows are created

    Thus the larger of the two values is always taken. The time for generation and the memory space for the fingerprints is approximately proportionate to the number of rows.

Tabbed page Test catalog (see Section, “ Test project / Test directory ”)

[Note] Note

Before you can begin to make settings in the individual fields, the option Perform tests must first be activated.

[Note] Note

Empty directories are no longer automatically hidden in the index.

Automatic Classification of standardized Parts

When a new release CIP is generated via PARTproject, also a scanner is running during this process in order to identify and classify all kind of standardized parts. Explicitly all NNs and NTs are checked whether they contain one of the below listed keywords followed by a number like “123”, etc.: If this is the case, the project is automatically assigned in the Standards classification of found Standard project's class. Projects of this sort are marked with the Standards icon in PARTdataManager.

3-digit Keywords:


2-digit Keywords:


Especially within the 2-digit keywords there is unfortunately a high rate of mistakes and wrong classifications, because e.g. „Rohrbogen 90°“ is recognized as a en 90 (an "Euro Standard”). Wrong classifications like this can be sorted out by inserting a „NO“ into the respective field in PARTproject under tabbed page General -> menu item General -> Similar to standard parts (optional) and then regenerating the catalog. Classifications have to be checked from time to time regularly.

[Note] Note

A manual entry of a Standard classification leads to the same result as the automatic search.

The icon does not become visible at once. The field is read during the CIP generation when the catalog is published. In the course of this it will be checked whether the value fits into the Standards classification and if yes, the project is added in the Standards classification. When now installing the generated CIP, the icon is displayed.

When using an ERP integration, directories and projects can be colored based on certain rules in addition. Information on this can be found under Section 4.12.2, “ Create and configure roles ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.

[29] Name of installation: This text is also translatable.