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2.2.8.  General configuration file "ifacecommon.cfg"

The configuration file ifacecommon.cfg contains general CAD encompassing settings.

[Note] Note

The configuration file ifacecommon.cfg should NEVER be changed by a user without a really important reason.

Same keys in the specific configuration files overwrite the default setting in ifacecommon.cfg.

All information of different keys from ifacecommon.cfg and specific configuration file are merged.

If changes should be necessary please conduct them under PARTadmin -> Category ->PARTsolutions -> Configuration files -> $CADENAS_SETUP -> ifacecommon.cfg.

The following table gives an overview on the individual blocks.

Block Key Description
Macros  

Macros contain a sequence of instructions or declarations under a certain name, in order to execute these with one simple command (instead of the single commands).

See Section 2.2.8.1, “ Block [Macros]”.

Categories  

Explanations on categories can be found under Section 2.2.1.1, “ What are categories?”.

Example:

is2d

The expression is valid, if the document is a 2D element.

Categories isCatalog

Object is a catalog

Categories isUser

Categories isHost

Categories isProject

Object is a project

Categories isProjectFile

Object is a concrete project

Example: isProjectFile(din_975.prj)

Categories is2d

Document is a 2D element

Categories is3d

Document is a 3D element

Categories isNat

Document is a native part

Categories is3dAsm

Document is a 3D assembly

Categories is3dPart

Document is a 3D part

Categories isInchDoc

Document is a INCH part

Categories isMMDoc

Document is a MM part

Categories isNotRootDoc

Document is not a top level element

Categories isRootDoc

Document is a top level element

Categories isSubAsm

Document is a sub-assembly

Categories isSubPart

Document is a sub-part

Categories isPartConnectionAsm

Valid for PARTconnection export and document is asm

Categories isPartConnectionPart

Valid for PARTconnection export and document is part

Categories isPartConnectionExport

Valid for all parts/assembly of a partconnection export

Categories isNegativePart

Valid for a negative part independent of PARTconnection

Categories NotWindows

Not under Windows

Categories Windows

Under Windows

Interface   Currently only contains deactivated keys
CreationOptions    
NoSection  

For connection elements such as bolts, nuts, rings, etc. cutting in the 2D view can be excluded.

[Note] Note

The block is disabled or not existing by default.

As of V11 desired parts are classified in the project itself. See Section 5.14, “ Add projects to classification ” in eCATALOGsolutions Manual -> Classification (CNS) -> Connection elements such as bolts, nuts, rings, pins, etc.

In exceptional cases interaction via configuration file by consulting is possible. See Section 2.2.8.7, “ Block [NoSection] ”.

RAWMATERIALS  

Semi finished products can be declared as such.

[Note] Note

The block is disabled or not existing by default.

As of V11 desired parts are classified in the project itself. See Section 5.14, “ Add projects to classification ” in eCATALOGsolutions Manual -> Classification (CNS) -> Semi finished products.

In exceptional cases interaction via configuration file by consulting is possible. See Section 2.2.8.8, “ Block [RAWMATERIALS] ”.

PDM  

Default callbacks. You can customize the callbacks here (or overwrite them in the specific interface configuration).

For examples see config help.

UI  

Design of PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar

Details on this can be found under Section 2.2.1.6, “Configuring PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar ”.

Placement  

Mostly path to resources

Also see Section 2.2.8.3, “Block [Placement]”.

NativeCheckin3   Also see Section 2.2.8.4, “Block [NativeCheckin]”.
ClassMapping  

Mappings 1 to 7 create the mapping for the material

First choice is the "MAT_NAME" column in the characteristic attribute table (used with ERP integration). Second choice is the "virtual" column "CNSMAT" (without ERP integration).

Also see Section 2.2.8.5, “ Block [ClassMapping]” and Section 2.2.5, “Material mapping ”.

CustomExec    
LOD  

This settings concerns the level of detail for the export.

[Warning] Warning

CHANGES IN THIS BLOCK COULD RESULT IN CORRUPTED POOLDIRS!

CalcName    
CADEXTENSIONPRT  

Part extensions

The CAD extensions should be administrated here (used e.g. by plm interfaces)

CADEXTENSIONASM  

Assembly extensions

The CAD extensions should be administrated here (used e.g. by plm interfaces)

TranslateRessourceText    
GeoSearch   Currently not in use
PROXIES    
iface.<cadname>   Blocks concerning the single interfaces

[Note] Note

You can receive more information on single blocks and keys, if you click them under PARTadmin -> Category ->PARTsolutions -> Configuration files -> $CADENAS_SETUP -> ifacecommon.cfg.

Example "Short information"

Example "Short information"

Example "Documentation"

Example "Documentation"