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4.9.3. How can I directly integrate selected CAD model into CAD system (PART2cad)?

PART2cad (direct integration) simplifies the download of CAD models. They are loaded quickly and directly into the CAD system. Temporarily saving of parts is not necessary.

[Note] Note

Precondition: A PART2cad format is selected under Selected formatsPART2cad.

Example: Selection of "PART2cad Inventor (3D)"

Example: Selection of "PART2cad Inventor (3D)"

Proceed as follows:

  1. Make sure that the desired part is specified in the Table view (and in the Variable view if there are value range fields).

  2. Generate the part by clicking on the button Generate CAD.

    Button "Generate CAD"

    Button "Generate CAD"

    ➝ Once the generation finished, the part is displayed in the download area.

  3. Click on the link PART2cad.

    Call direct integration "PART2cad"

    Call direct integration "PART2cad"

    The direct integration is starting and a respective message appears.

    PART2cad message

    PART2cad message

    If the application component PART2cad is already installed, this message has no further meaning (continue with selection CAD version), otherwise see following note.

    [Note] Note

    One-time installation of PART2cad

    For the direct integration, the application component PART2cad has to be available at the workstation and is downloaded and installed at first use.

    Following dialogs may slightly differ depending on used Browser.

    1. Click on the link Download.

      Click "Download"

      Click "Download"

    2. After click on Download a question appears:

      Run part2cadstarter.exe? (here exemplarily Internet Explorer)

      Run part2cadstarter.exe? (here exemplarily Internet Explorer)

    3. Confirm by clicking Run.

      PART2cad Setup appears.

      PART2cad Setup

      PART2cad Setup

    4. Confirm with OK.

      ➝ A message confirms successful installation.

      Installation finished successfully.

      Installation finished successfully.

    5. The dialog PART2cad remained open. Now click on the link here, to start insertion again.

      Click "here"

      Click "here"

      A question is displayed if you want to allow opening a program on the computer by website b2b.partcommunity.com.

      Dialog exemplarily for Internet Explorer

      Dialog exemplarily for Internet Explorer

      If you don't like this dialog to be displayed at each import to CAD, deactivate the option Always ask before opening this type of address (Internet Explorer). [Other Browsers analogously.]

    6. Confirm by clicking on Allow (Internet Explorer).

      PART2cad is executed.

      After finished process a dialog to select the used CAD version is opened.

      Later the transfer of part will always start with this dialog.

  4. Open the list field and select the CAD version where the model is to be transferred. Confirm your selection by clicking on Choose.

    Exemplarily the respective dialog for Autodesk Inventor 2019

    Exemplarily the respective dialog for Autodesk Inventor 2019

    [Note] Note

    Keep in mind that the CAD system has to be started.

    ➝ A specific dialog box according to the used CAD system is displayed. Perform the required settings.

    Exemplarily the respective dialog for Autodesk Inventor 2019

    Exemplarily the respective dialog for Autodesk Inventor 2019

  5. Select the preferred destination directory. Use ... to browse. Confirm your entries by clicking OK.

    ➝ The model is transferred to the CAD system.

    Model is going to be transferred.

    Model is going to be transferred.

    [Note] Note

    Once the transfer to the CAD system is finished a message will be shown.

    CAD transfer complete.

    CAD transfer complete.

    ➝ The part has been imported into the CAD system.

    If the CAD system is not started or the wrong version was chosen, an error message will be shown.

    The transfer could not be done!

    The transfer could not be done!