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Manual Configuration

Using an example, the following shows how you can create a configuration in the PARTdataManager step by step and individually.

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You can follow the example if you have installed the training.cip.


In the PARTdataManager Part selection select a configuration.

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In this example a name convention (configuration addition of "_asmcfg" in the name) was used during project application.

Configuration - asmcfg.prj

Configuration - asmcfg.prj

Afterwards, in the Assembly dialog area in the Tree view only the Description will be displayed while the Option list remains empty.

Click on Description.

Now one or more configuration elements will be displayed in the selection list.

The configuration elements are already applied yet they must first be selected and activated.

Start element Insert

You have the following options:

  • Open the respective context menu (right mouse-button)


  • in the Option list click on the displayed element (in this case "hinge_dummy").

--> The start element is shown in the Tree view as subdirectory of the project (in this case "hinge").

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The display first shows up in red writing , since the start element has not yet been further specified (see the following figure.)

Start element not yet specified

Start element not yet specified

Select a characteristic for the start element (click on row number in table).

Start element specified

Start element specified

-->The start element is inserted, the corresponding 3D and/or 2D view shows up. (If a dummy start part was used this will not yet occur, but the next element.)

In the Tree view below the parts - as long as there are other connection parts - you can see the option Connection points . In the 3D view, these are displayed as small green pyramid symbols (see Fig. „ Connection points in tree view and 3D view “).

You can add assembly sections to each connection point from the Option list.

The insertion points in the Tree view are color coded:

  • Green: a part can be connected.

  • Yellow: a part is already connected but another one can also be connected.

  • Black: a part has already been connected and another one may not be connected.

If you want to know where a specific connection point is located, mark its name in the Assembly in the Tree view. --> In the 3D view the respective pyramid symbol gets a red border.

Connection points in tree view and 3D view

Connection points in tree view and 3D view

You can insert individual elements in the way just described until all suggestions have been installed. Then you only have branching in black writing.

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If there are several table rows per part, you can change the specification. The display is automatically adjusted in the 3D preview .

The following figure shows the completely assembled configuration: