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2.5. CAD specific menu commands and information

2.5.1. AutoCAD
2.5.1.1. Standard information
2.5.1.2. Additional information
2.5.1.2.1. User library
2.5.1.2.2. Enhanced Attribute Editor
2.5.1.3. Administration
2.5.2. CATIA V5
2.5.2.1. Standard information
2.5.2.2. Additional information
2.5.2.2.1. Installation of PARTsolutions CATIA interface
2.5.2.2.2. Integration of PARTsolutions CATIA interface in the CATIA environment
2.5.2.2.3. Part placement
2.5.2.3. Documentation for the CATIA V5 interface
2.5.3. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling
2.5.3.1. Standard information
2.5.3.2. Additional information
2.5.3.2.1. Activating the PARTsolutions interface
2.5.3.2.2. Insert 3D - PARTsolutions placement dialog
2.5.3.2.3. Replace
2.5.3.2.4. Inserting parts into PARTdataManager "My parts" library
2.5.3.2.5. Connection
2.5.3.2.6. Physical properties from PARTsolutions
2.5.3.2.7. Export per Macro
2.5.3.3. Administration
2.5.4. Creo Parametric | Creo Elements/Pro 5.0
2.5.4.1. Standard information
2.5.4.2. Additional information
2.5.4.2.1. Activating the PARTsolutions interface in Pro/E
2.5.4.2.2. Insert model
2.5.4.2.2.1. Button Insert model applies for 2D as well as for 3D
2.5.4.2.2.2. Placement dialog - Sequence of clicks
2.5.4.2.3. Partial search
2.5.4.2.4. Insert connection from PARTsolutions
2.5.4.2.5. Insert 3D - Pattern recognition
2.5.4.2.6. Replace
2.5.4.2.7. Insert repeatedly
2.5.4.2.8. User library
2.5.4.2.9. Drawing Symbols
2.5.4.2.10. Adjusting sketch accuracy
2.5.4.2.11. Physical properties from PARTsolutions
2.5.4.3. Administration
2.5.5. Inventor
2.5.5.1. Standard information
2.5.5.2. Additional information
2.5.5.2.1. PARTsolutions pool path
2.5.5.2.2. Insert connections from PARTsolutions
2.5.5.2.3. Physical properties from PARTsolutions
2.5.5.2.4. Export per Macro
2.5.5.2.5. Trouble-shooting
2.5.5.3. Administration
2.5.6. MEDUSA 4
2.5.6.1. Standard information
2.5.6.2. Additional information
2.5.6.2.1. PARTsolutions integration
2.5.6.2.2. Activation of the PARTsolutions interface
2.5.6.2.3. PARTsolutions menu
2.5.7. MegaCAD
2.5.7.1. Standard information
2.5.8. NX
2.5.8.1. Standard information
2.5.8.2. Additional information
2.5.8.2.1. First start
2.5.8.2.2. Insert 3D - Part placement
2.5.8.2.3. Blend feature
2.5.8.2.4. Pattern features
2.5.8.2.5. Seamless
2.5.8.2.6. Add PARTsolutions commands to NX context menu
2.5.8.2.7. Physical properties from PARTsolutions
2.5.8.2.8. NX: Testing PARTsolutions parts in the Mechatronics Concept Designer
2.5.8.2.9. NX - Attributes: Units, category and Expression formula readable and optionally writable
2.5.8.3. Administration
2.5.9. Solid Edge
2.5.9.1. Standard information
2.5.9.2. Additional information
2.5.9.2.1. Determine unit
2.5.9.2.2. Insert connection from PARTsolutions
2.5.9.2.3. User library
2.5.9.2.4. Physical properties from PARTsolutions
2.5.9.2.5. Troubleshooting
2.5.9.3. Administration
2.5.10. SolidWorks
2.5.10.1. Standard information
2.5.10.2. Additional information
2.5.10.2.1. Empty assembly
2.5.10.2.2. Insert 3D - Pattern recognition
2.5.10.2.3. Insert connection from PARTsolutions
2.5.10.2.4. Export per Macro
2.5.10.2.5. Several SolidWorks versions in parallel operation
2.5.10.2.6. Physical properties from PARTsolutions
2.5.10.2.7. Troubleshooting
2.5.10.3. Administration

The following sections list all CAD systems (for which currently interfaces are available) in alphabetical order with their respective commands/menu items.

Every CAD section is built up as follows:

  1. Standard information

    Follow the links to read the standard information regarding the individual menu items.

  2. Additional information

    Here you receive CAD specific information. For example, concerning placement dialogs or interface activation.

Preceded you see a matrix which shows the available functions for each interface.

AutoCAD

   

         
Catia V5                    

Creo Elements/ Direct Modeling

         

Creo Parametric

     

Inventor

   

NX

       

Solid Edge

     

SolidWorks

       

The next table shows the respective legend.

PARTsolutions

  Tooltip

Description

Insert model (3D)

PARTdataManager start and transferring 3D parts from PARTsolutions to the CAD system.

Insert model (2D)

PARTdataManager start and transferring 2D parts from PARTsolutions to the CAD system.

New view

New view

Seamless

Seamless integration of the PARTsolutions standard and supplier parts library

Replace

PARTsolutions part is replaced by another part

Insert repeatedly

Lastly added part is inserted one more time

Analyse

  • Up-to-dateness of PARTsolutions parts in an assembly loaded in the CAD is checked

  • Analysis which parts of an assembly are own parts and which are PARTsolutions parts

    +

    Applying purchineering analysis functions to the results (optionally with manually added parts included)

Insert Connection

Connection dialog section in PARTdataManager is opened

Hidden by default. Information on UI design can be found under Section 2.2.1.6, “Configuring PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.

Extras

  Tooltip

Description

Load PS2/3 File

Load PS2/3 file via Explorer

Run script

Run script

Release License

Explicitly release PARTsolutions export license (only relevant at Floating licensing).

Settings

Call PARTadmin in order to perform changes of the interface configuration file

Event handling

Special settings concerning LIVEsearch. See ???.

Search

  Tooltip

Description

Execute Geometric Search

Seamless is started and a geometric search is executed

Execute Partial Search Seamless is started and a Partial search is executed.
Search for unmachined parts

Find unmachined parts for the production of finished parts or finished parts which can be produced from a certain unmachined part.

Hidden by default. Information on UI design can be found under Section 2.2.1.6, “Configuring PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.

Topology search

Topology search

Hidden by default. Information on UI design can be found under Section 2.2.1.6, “Configuring PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.

LIVEsearch activate or deactivate In enabled state, no search is running in background. However, Display LIVEsearch results can be called manually anytime.
Display LIVEsearch results The results of LIVEsearch are shown for a moment

User library

Info

  Tooltip

Description

Licenses

Display of PARTsolutions license information

System info/Support

PARTsolutions system information dialog box is opened

Help

PARTsolutions program help is opened

About CADENAS PARTsolutions

Version information about interface and CADENAS web addresses are displayed.

[Note] Note

You can adjust which functions should be displayed in menu and toolbar. Information on this are found under Section 2.2.1.6, “Configuring PARTsolutions interface menu and toolbar ” in PARTsolutions / PARTcommunity4Enterprise - Administration Manual.