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3.3.2.  "Table" tabbed page

  • Show graphics in table (if available) : A table may also contain columns with graphics. If you wish to also display these files per default, please check this option button. Hereby only the preselection is controlled. Via Default toolbar -> Show graphics in table you can switch on and off the graphics anytime.

    "Default" Toolbar with "Show graphics in table" selection

    "Default" Toolbar with "Show graphics in table" selection

    There are two display options for the graphic size:

    • Small

      Graphic in table - Small

      Graphic in table - Small

    • Large

      Graphic in table - Large

      Graphic in table - Large

      Selecting "Large", please note that this may cause the column size to increase greatly (vertically). However, you can change the size by using Ctrl key + mouse wheel anytime.

    • Show preview images per line:

      If this option is activated, in the Table view, preview images are displayed per line. (Only possible if these have been really generated [normally by administration before].)

  • Show only preferred rows :

    • Variable for preferred rows : In this field, specify the variable (column), which shall be used as preferred row column. Mostly this will be the column ERP_PDM_NUMBER.[132]

      Both when browsing through directories and projects and when searching the depiction in index and table will initially happen with activated preferred row function.

      "Link database" Toolbar -> "Preferred rows on/off"

      "Link database" Toolbar -> "Preferred rows on/off"

      If the function is enabled, in the index, only those directories are displayed, which at least have one part with existing ERP_PDM_NUMBER.

      Restricted index

      Restricted index

      If the function is enabled, in the table, only those rows are displayed which have an entry in that column.

      Restricted table

      Restricted table

      [Note] Note

      With this setting just the default is controlled. Via Link database-toolbar -> Preferred rows on/off you can switch on and off the restriction anytime.

      "Link database" Toolbar -> "Preferred rows on/off"

      "Link database" Toolbar -> "Preferred rows on/off"

    • Variable for alternative part : If you set a checkmark here the part, which is closest to the preferred part in the table, will be transferred to the CAD system as a meta file. This function is only supported by certain CAD systems.

  • Show attributes :

    With activated option the class variables are displayed in addition according to the selected classification (here exemplified eClass 5.0). This functionality is also available for your own classification. Section 5.15, “Apply own Class system ” in eCATALOGsolutions Manual.

    Show attributes

    Show attributes

  • Show topological values:

    Choose, which topological values you want to have displayed in the table in addition.

  • Sort digits as numbers:

    Above each table column you can find a symbol to change the sort order.

    • Ascending

    • Descending

    The option Sort digits as numbers only concerns columns which contain a mixture of number and text and only becomes visible if the sorting explicitely happens in the respective column.

    Option activated:

    For the sorting the value of the total number is considered, so that a natural sort happens.

    Option deactivated:

    The whole string is taken as text and so the leading number has higher priority than the total numerical value. See following figure.

    [Note] Note

    The activation can - if provided by catalog manufacturer - also only be set explicitely for certain variables in the project file and then would be active even if the option is deactivated in PARTdataManager.[a]

    [a] See Section 5.9.2.3.4, “ Columns to sort natural ” in eCATALOGsolutions Manual.

  • Show warning, if exported part is not in preferred rows: This alternative is available to you optionally. If you wish, please activate the checkbox.

    The following notification shows up if the part does not belong to the preferred row.

     

    Variant is not a preferred row! Export anyway?

  • Show material selection

    [Note] Note

    This feature only should be used without ERP integration.

    When you wish to differentiate identical parts via the material then activate the Show material selection option.

    Show material selection Show material selection

    Show material selection

    Thereby in the table a "virtual" column "CNSMAT" is displayed for the material selection.

    Before the export you open the Enter value dialog with a click into the respective field.

    "Enter value" dialog

    "Enter value" dialog

    In the Enter value dialog all materials are listed which are set up in the material.cfg.[133]

  • Color value range columns

    Basically, at value range columns colored icons are displayed. Additionally, columns can be colored.

    • Checkbox disabled (default)): Only colored icons

    • Checkbox enabled: Colored icons + colored columns

  • Table restrictions : Via conditions you can restrict the table. For example D > 20. The combination of conditions is possible as well: D>20.AND.K>15.

  • Columns to hide : Columns not to be displayed can be specified here. For several columns use comma separation.



[132] Also see Section 4.12.2.1.2, “ Preferred ranges - plinkgroups.cfg -> Block [Role_name] -> Key "PREFRANGE" ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.

[133] Administrative notes on this you can find under Section 2.2.5.1, “Material mapping without ERP integration ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.