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Chapter 2.  PARTsolutions - CAD Integration - Administration

Table of Contents

2.1. User interface in PARTadmin
2.2. CAD encompassing information
2.2.1. Syntax and concepts
2.2.1.1. What are categories?
2.2.1.2. Apply and use own categories
2.2.1.3. Variable values - functions
2.2.1.4. Interpretation of similar blocks with and without category
2.2.1.5. Join blocks
2.2.1.6. Configuring PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar
2.2.1.7. Use encrypted passwords in config file (9.04)
2.2.1.8. Use macros
2.2.2. Set file name ("FileName" key) and pool path ("poolpath" key)
2.2.2.1. Pool: flat or with subdirectories ("poolpath" key)
2.2.2.2. File name: set generation options ("FileName" key)
2.2.2.3. Reuse the V8.1 pools after migration to V9
2.2.2.3.1. File name with reuse of V8.1 pool
2.2.2.3.2. Pool path for standard parts with reuse of v8.1 pool
2.2.3. Intelligent placement for standard parts
2.2.4. Attribute mapping
2.2.4.1. User interface
2.2.4.2. Structure of the block "AttributeMapping(is3d)"
2.2.4.3. Value types
2.2.4.4. Common hints for Attribute Mapping sections
2.2.4.5. Examples
2.2.4.5.1. Attribute mapping restricted to a special project
2.2.4.5.2. Specify user defined attributes via categories
2.2.4.5.3. Export standard attributes in several languages
2.2.5. Material mapping
2.2.5.1. Material mapping without ERP integration
2.2.5.1.1. Material name from the table
2.2.5.2. Material mapping with ERP integration
2.2.5.3. Background information
2.2.5.3.1. Key "Material": Alternative methods
2.2.5.3.2. Key "Material": Use input value as Fallback
2.2.6. Reverse AttributeMapping
2.2.7. Transfer attributes via CNS classification
2.2.8. General configuration file "ifacecommon.cfg"
2.2.8.1. Block [Macros]
2.2.8.1.1. Key "LEN_CHECK"
2.2.8.1.2. Key "_CREATION_OPTION("
2.2.8.2. Block [UI]
2.2.8.2.1. Key "DisplayCreationWarningLevel"
2.2.8.3. Block [Placement]
2.2.8.3.1. Key "PL_DisplayTrivialCases"
2.2.8.4. Block [NativeCheckin]
2.2.8.4.1. Key "IgnoreCheckinAttributes00"
2.2.8.4.2. Key "ProcessDocumentState"
2.2.8.4.3. Key "ProcessDimensions"
2.2.8.5. Block [ClassMapping]
2.2.8.6. Block [LOD] - Level of Detail
2.2.8.7. Block [NoSection]
2.2.8.8. Block [RAWMATERIALS]
2.2.9. MultiCAD information
2.2.9.1. Avoid additional entries to the existing BOM
2.3. CAD specific information
2.3.1. AutoCAD Integration - Administration
2.3.1.1. Block [UI] - Configuration of PARTsolutions menu and toolbar
2.3.1.2. Block [CreationOptions] - Options for Layer and Shape settings
2.3.1.2.1. "Layer" configuration
2.3.1.2.1.1. Structure on a single "Layer" block
2.3.1.2.1.2. Example
2.3.1.2.2. "Shape" Configuration
2.3.1.2.2.1. Structure of a single "Layer" block
2.3.1.2.2.2. Example
2.3.1.3. Attribute mapping in AutoCAD
2.3.1.3.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is2d)]
2.3.1.3.1.1. Declare prefix for standard attributes
2.3.1.3.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes(is2d)] - Transfer user defined attributes
2.3.1.3.3. Block [BomNormalAttributes] - Define BOM list attributes
2.3.1.3.3.1. Adjust BOM list attributes
2.3.1.4. Block [NativeCheckin]
2.3.1.4.1. Key "IgnoreCheckinAttributes01"
2.3.1.5. Installation of AutoCAD 2014 interface
2.3.1.6. Troubleshooting
2.3.1.6.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.1.6.1.1. As of version 2011
2.3.1.7. User documentation
2.3.2. CATIA V5
2.3.2.1. Block [INTERFACE]
2.3.2.1.1. Key "insertComponentFlexible" (FLEXIBLE_RIGID_SUBASSEMBLY)
2.3.2.1.2. Key "DEBUG"
2.3.2.1.3. Key "NativeCheckoutTargetFolder"
2.3.2.2. Block [CreationOptions]
2.3.2.2.1. Key "FileName(is3dPart)"
2.3.2.2.2. Key "FileName(is3dAsm)"
2.3.2.2.3. Key "TemplateName(is3dPart)"
2.3.2.2.4. Key "TemplateName(is3dAsm)"
2.3.2.2.5. Key "poolPath"
2.3.2.2.6. Key "MaterialFile"
2.3.2.2.7. Key "Material"
2.3.2.2.8. Key "APPLY_PART_MATERIAL_TO"
2.3.2.2.9. Key "CREATE_THREADS"
2.3.2.2.10. Key "COLOR_FEATURES_00"
2.3.2.2.11. Key "SimplifyAssemblies"
2.3.2.2.12. Key "SKIP_ERRORS"
2.3.2.2.13. Key "CREATE_COMPONENTS"
2.3.2.2.14. Key "CREATE_SOLIDS"
2.3.2.2.15. Key "LOAD_CGR"
2.3.2.2.16. Key "CREATE_PUBLICATIONS_IN_PART"
2.3.2.2.17. Key "CREATE_AUTO_CST_SKETCH"
2.3.2.2.18. Key "SAVE_DOCUMENT_TYPE"
2.3.2.2.19. Key "CREATE_CGR"
2.3.2.2.20. Key "UseAsmMates"
2.3.2.3. Block [AttributeMapping]
2.3.2.4. Block [CATPartParameters]
2.3.2.5. Block [CATCompProperties]
2.3.2.5.1. Key "CATPRODUCT_INSTANCENAME"
2.3.2.6. Block [CATProdProperties]
2.3.2.6.1. Key "CATPRODUCT_PARTNUMBER"
2.3.2.7. Commands to adjust behavior/visibility of PARTsolutions interface menu and workbenches
2.3.3. CoCreate Modeling Integration - Administration
2.3.3.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)] - How to setup?
2.3.3.1.1. Key "FileName"
2.3.3.1.2. Key "DistributeMass"
2.3.3.1.3. Key "EnhancedPhysicalProperties" - Calculation of Physical Properties
2.3.3.2. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.3.3. Block [INTERFACE]
2.3.3.3.1. Key "denied_value_char"
2.3.3.3.2. Key "replace_char" - Replacement of characters
2.3.3.4. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.3.4.1. Key "Attr_CopyFrom_01"
2.3.3.5. Block [CadDocumentAttributes]
2.3.3.6. NoSection
2.3.3.7. Modelmanager - Configuration
2.3.3.8. Trouble shooting
2.3.3.8.1. Installation
2.3.3.9. User documentation
2.3.4. Inventor Integration - Administration
2.3.4.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.4.1.1. Key "poolpath" - Set storage path for PARTsolutions parts
2.3.4.1.2. Key "FileName" - Define structure of document name
2.3.4.1.3. Key "TemplateFile" - Adjust templates
2.3.4.1.4. Key "CreateIMates"
2.3.4.1.5. Keys "catalogparts" and "catalogparts(rawmaterials)"
2.3.4.1.6. Key "BomStructureType"
2.3.4.1.7. Key "MATERIAL_DEFAULT_APPEARANCE"
2.3.4.1.8. Key "Material" - Material mapping
2.3.4.1.9. Key "ThreadGroupRx_xx" - Thread configuration
2.3.4.2. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.4.3. Attribute mapping in Inventor
2.3.4.3.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)] - Set attribute language
2.3.4.3.1.1. Declare prefix for PARTsolutions attribute
2.3.4.3.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer user defined attributes
2.3.4.3.3. Block [DocumentInformation]
2.3.4.3.4. Block [SummaryInformation]
2.3.4.3.5. Block [DesignTracking]
2.3.4.4. Block [NoSection] - Set parts not to be cut
2.3.4.5. Several Inventor versions in parallel operation
2.3.4.6. User documentation
2.3.5. NX Integration - Administration
2.3.5.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.5.1.1. Key "Poolpath"
2.3.5.1.2. Key "FileName"
2.3.5.1.3. Key "EnableMCD" - Mechatronic Concept Designer
2.3.5.1.4. Key "material"
2.3.5.1.5. Keys "feature_group_xx"
2.3.5.1.6. Keys "layer_xx" - Layer descriptions
2.3.5.1.7. Keys "LOD_REFSET_x"
2.3.5.1.8. Key "PhysicalPropertiesMode"
2.3.5.1.9. Key "NxOption_01"
2.3.5.1.10. Key "UsePartExpressions"
2.3.5.1.11. Key "PipingConnPoint" - NX routing function
2.3.5.1.11.1. More NX Routing options
2.3.5.2. Block [INTERFACE]
2.3.5.2.1. Key "ForceCreateNew3DPreviews"
2.3.5.3. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.5.3.1. Application-sensitive PSOL Ribbons
2.3.5.3.1.1. Key "PrepareMenu" - NX9 / Ribbon menu by default
2.3.5.4. Application-sensitive PSOL Ribbons
2.3.5.5. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.5.5.1. Key "Attr_CopyFrom_01"
2.3.5.6. Block [CadDocumentAttributes]
2.3.5.6.1. Add categories to attribute mapping
2.3.5.7. Block [NativeCheckin]
2.3.5.7.1. IgnoreCheckinAttributes01
2.3.5.8. NoSection
2.3.5.9. NX: Unicode support in filenames
2.3.5.10. Create "Alternative Representations"
2.3.5.11. NX: "Position Override" functionality
2.3.5.12. NX: Macro independent placement dialog
2.3.5.12.1. Create NX Macro for native placing strategy
2.3.5.12.2. NX Macro "cns_place_teamcenter_partrev.macro"
2.3.5.13. Troubleshooting
2.3.5.13.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.5.14. User documentation
2.3.6. Creo / PRO-Engineer Integration - Administration
2.3.6.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.6.1.1. Key "CreateDimensions"
2.3.6.1.2. Automatic accuracy search
2.3.6.1.3. Key "PoolPath"
2.3.6.1.4. Key "FileName"
2.3.6.1.5. Key "Material"
2.3.6.1.6. TempAxisLayer
2.3.6.2. Attribute mapping in Creo / ProEngineer
2.3.6.2.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.6.2.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer custom attributes
2.3.6.2.2.1. User defined attributes with type declaration
2.3.6.2.2.2. Adding new keys
2.3.6.3. Block [MatMAP] - Material mapping in Creo/ProEngineer
2.3.6.4. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.6.5. Activating the PARTsolutions interface in Pro/E
2.3.6.6. User documentation
2.3.7. Solid Edge Integration - Administration
2.3.7.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.7.1.1. Key "poolpath"
2.3.7.1.2. Key "FileName"
2.3.7.1.3. Material(is3dpart) - Material mapping
2.3.7.1.4. Key "DocumentState"
2.3.7.2. Block [UI] - Configuration of PARTsolutions menu and toolbar
2.3.7.3. NoSection
2.3.7.4. Attribute mapping in Solid Edge
2.3.7.4.1. Block [AttributeMapping(is3d)]
2.3.7.4.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer custom attributes
2.3.7.4.3. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer further extra attributes
2.3.7.4.4. Block [ProjectInformation]
2.3.7.4.5. Blocks [SummaryInformation] and [DocumentSummaryInformation]
2.3.7.4.6. Fill more fields in Solid Edge with PARTsolutions attributes
2.3.7.4.6.1. Field names in Solid Edge
2.3.7.4.7. Set different languages for attributes
2.3.7.5. Troubleshooting
2.3.7.5.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.7.6. User documentation
2.3.8. SolidWorks Integration - Administration
2.3.8.1. Block [CreationOptions(is3d)]
2.3.8.1.1. Key "poolpath" - Set storage path for PARTsolutions parts
2.3.8.1.2. Key "FileName" - Define structure of document name
2.3.8.1.3. Key "Material" - Material mapping
2.3.8.1.4. Key "sketchmode"
2.3.8.1.5. Key "PipingConnPoint"
2.3.8.2. Block [UI] - Adjust menus and toolbars
2.3.8.3. Attribute mapping in SolidWorks
2.3.8.3.1. Block [AttributeMapping(3D)] - Set attribute language
2.3.8.3.1.1. Declare prefix for PARTsolutions attributes
2.3.8.3.2. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer custom attributes
2.3.8.3.2.1. Key "IsFastener"
2.3.8.3.3. Block [CadDocumentAttributes] - Transfer further extra attributes
2.3.8.3.4. Block [SummaryInformation]
2.3.8.4. Several SolidWorks versions in parallel operation
2.3.8.5. Troubleshooting
2.3.8.5.1. Installation - Deinstallation
2.3.8.6. User documentation

All settings for die CAD-Integration are based on configuration files, which are displayed and managed in the PARTadmin module.

The chapter in hand "CAD integration administration" covers the subject in the following main chapters:

  • User interface

    Each single setting option is administrated by a so called key. In this chapter the user interface is explained and you see how you can access the single keys.

  • CAD encompassing information

    All explanations in the chapter are valid for all CAD systems.

    Here you can find all theoretical information how to set the keys and exemplifying examples, furthermore information on the configuration file ifacecommon.cfg, which contains CAD encompassing settings.

    CAD system

    PARTadmin -> Category -> PARTsolutions -> Configuration files -> $CADENAS_SETUP

    Common

    ifacecommon.cfg

    Contains basic settings and normally shall not be edited.

    CAD specific (ifsolidworks.cfg, ifacad.cfg, etc.) and common (ifacecommon.cfg) configuration file are always processed together.

  • CAD specific information

    The following table shows the assignment between CAD system and configuration file:

    CAD system

    PARTadmin -> Category -> PARTsolutions -> CAD integration

    Advantage: Many settings can be done easier here. (Structured depiction, the most important settings separated

    PARTadmin -> Category -> PARTsolutions -> Configuration files -> $CADENAS_SETUP

    Advantage: All setting options accessible

    AutoCAD AutoCAD ifacad.cfg
    CATIA V5 CATIA ifcatia.cfg
    Creo Elements/Direct Modelling (CoCreate Modelling) Creo Elements/Direct Modelling (CoCreate Modelling) ifosdm.cfg
    Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire) Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire) ifproewildfire.cfg
    Inventor Inventor ifadeskinv.cfg
    NX NX ifugnx.cfg
    Creo - Pro/Engineer ProeWildFire ifproewildfire.cfg
    Solid Edge SolidEdge ifsolidedge.cfg
    SolidWorks SolidWorks ifsolidworks.cfg
    Common

    Common

    ifacecommon.cfg

    Contains basic settings and normally shall not be edited.[a]

    [a] When evaluating the settings the respective CAD specific (if<cad_name>.cfg) and the common configuration file (ifacecommon.cfg are always used together.