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4.2.  User interface

[Note] Note

Layout may slightly differ between Portals.

Furthermore functions are possibly not available at all or in different ways, for example as list field or as tab.

User interface at OEM portals and B2B portal

B2B portal after calling a certain catalog

B2B portal after calling a certain catalog

In the page header you can find the language selection and functions to login to the portal.

Furthermore an envelope icon containing the amount of new messages is visible. When clicking on the icon the Inbox is directly opened. Also see .

Textual search (see Section 4.5.3.1, “How can I search for specific terms?”)

More search options (besides the textual search)

Filter with classifications:

See Section 4.5.2, “Catalog display: Which filter possibilities are available?”.

May be displayed as list field (depending on portal).

Selection of product groups until a concrete assembly or part is specified. See Section 4.5, “Part selection ”.

On all directory levels the TagCloud displays. It shows most frequently used terms of selected product or directory. When clicking on a term a search is directly performed with respective term and the results are listed. The font size corresponds to frequency of terms.

TagCloud

TagCloud

See below.

See below.

B2B portal with certain part selected

B2B portal with certain part selected

Textual search (see Section 4.5.3.1, “How can I search for specific terms?”)

More search options (beside the textual search)

Filter with classifications: See Section 4.5.2, “Catalog display: Which filter possibilities are available?”.

Navigation path: When searching the product groups, the navigation path is always displayed. When clicking on a single link you can change the level. See Section 4.5.4, “How do I recognize my position in directory levels and how can I switch to another level?”.

Catalog language: Catalog language and GUI language may be set differently.

Catalog seal (if available): When clicking the seal respective information is displayed. Also see Section 4.5.2.5, “ Certified catalogs”.

Table: Once a part is specified, the table is displayed. See Section 4.5.5, “How can I define the characteristic of the part?”.

CAD model preview:

Download functionality:

Request for quotation: Send request to catalog supplier concerning currently selected part. For details see here.

Generated parts available for download. See Section 4.9, “How can I import the selected CAD model into the CAD system?”.

Tabs at the end of page

  • Recommendations:

    Listing of parts which other users called besides the currently selected.

  • Embed Part: Embedding of part into your own website.

  • Related Equipment: Listing of parts which catalog supplier specified as related equipment.

  • Classification: Here you can see classifications of selected part.

    Example: Part classified according to STANDARDS and eClass 5.1

    Example: Part classified according to STANDARDS and eClass 5.1

  • Map Of Offices: Mouseover displays addresses of branches.

  • Similar parts: Find similar parts to selected catalog part.

    See Section 4.5.3.4, “How the geometric search can be carried out based on a catalog part?”.

  • Similar catalogs: Find similar catalogs to selected catalog. Additionally you can filter for categories.

Listing of parts other users viewed beside selected part.

Display of messages in Inbox. You can directly open messages from here. Also see .

[Note] Note
  • Via symbols in the title bar of each dialog area you can adjust them in size. (Available depending on basic portal settings.)

    Minimize | Normal | Maximize

  • The single portlets are automatically arranged according to the available page width.

    With very small width you will find the portlets among each other.

User interface at Supplier portals

The user interface of some supplier portals and B2B/OEM portals slightly differs.

Download functions (above the table):

Location of catalog vendor is displayed below the download area.

User interface supplier portals

User interface supplier portals