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eCATALOGsolutions Manual


Edition V11.00 SP12, 10/2021

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Table of Contents

1. eCATALOGsolutions – Concept
2. Create electronic product catalog - Overview
3. Guidelines / Most important - CADENAS Design Manual (CDM)
3.1. Introduction
3.2. General rules
3.2.1. Naming of catalogs (physical name - display name)
3.2.2. Definition of catalog Company key (license key)
3.2.3. Renaming of existing catalogs
3.2.4. Use of PARTproject QA SVN
3.2.5. Folder Structure of catalog in PARTproject
3.2.6. Copy projects
3.2.7. Translation of catalog / Default column
3.2.8. Preview Pictures in Folder Structure
3.2.9. Create document project
3.2.10. Pictograms in table
3.2.11. No units in table
3.2.12. Technical Previews (PRA)
3.2.13. Classification by Category / Alphabet / Country
3.2.14. Automatic Classification of standardized Parts
3.2.15. Special labeling of catalog with icons
3.2.16. Copyright Project
3.2.17. Set Up Tag Cloud Exclusion
3.2.18. Classification according to CNSORDERNO / CNSTYPECODE Use of CNSORDERNO and CNSTYPECODE with examples Benefits of classification according to CNSORDERNO and CNSTYPECODE Plugin "Resolve check" Plugin "Batch classification of projects" TestMeta: General for Order number or Typecode TestMeta: ReverseConfigs / Reverse Search (automatic) Index order numbers dependent on value ranges Limit resolving of value ranges (yellow fields) via config key
3.2.19. Release Notes
3.2.20. Materials
3.2.21. Render attributes
3.2.22. Insert Chamfer/Fillet... using the Blend Feature
3.2.23. Quick & Simple catalogs
3.2.24. Creative Commons license for export formats
3.3. Quality
3.3.1. Quality Demand
3.3.2. Software Training
3.3.3. Specification Workshop
3.3.4. Creation of Pilot Parts
3.3.5. Use of PARTproject QA SVN
3.3.6. Manual Test Instances
3.3.7. Standardized Check Protocols
3.3.8. Electronic Test Run (TestMeta)
3.3.9. Release by the Contractor
3.3.10. Administrative Final-Checking
3.3.11. CIP Release Check
3.3.12. Innovation Workshop
3.3.13. QA Seal
3.3.14. Corrections in the published catalog
3.3.15. QA Workflow
3.4. ERP
3.4.1. Identification type
3.4.2. Check ERP-Mapping (Add ERP-Mapping... and Edit ERP-Mapping...) Change of folder structure, project names and paths Deletion of projects Change and new creation of tables Rename of value range variables Change of value range contents Value range variable with naming Change of NBs
3.5. Architecture
3.5.1. General
3.5.2. Supported Systems
3.5.3. Characteristics Revit: Load IES files in RFA (lighting fixtures) Revit: PARTsolutions Baugruppen-Logik abgebildet in Nested Families
3.5.4. Regular Bodies for VDI Models
3.5.5. LOD
3.5.6. Classification
3.5.7. TestMeta
3.5.8. Advanced Tests
3.6. Simulation
3.6.1. General
3.6.2. Supported Systems
3.6.3. Simulation - Specification for Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD) Rotative and linear simulation (MCD) Example for a linear simulation with a FESTO ADN compact cylinder Example for a rotative simulation with an AFAG RE-50 rotary module Test the simulation in the Mechatronics Concept Designer Simulation for Sensors and Conveyor belts (MCD) Conveyor belts Sensors Limits of joints (MCD)
3.7. Electrical Engineering and Electronics
3.7.1. General
3.8. Plant Design
3.8.1. General
3.8.2. Supported Systems
3.8.3. Characteristics
3.9. Specification Data Supply
4. Training - Creating a cap nut
5. PARTproject
5.1. Launch PARTproject
5.1.1. License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
5.2. Function
5.2.1. Opening PARTdesigner
5.2.2. License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
5.3. User interface
5.4. Project icons
5.5. Create project - Small example from A to Z
5.5.1. Step 1: Create New directory
5.5.2. Step 2: Create subfolder
5.5.3. Step 3: New project
5.5.4. Step 4: Edit project Create geometry *.3db Create the characteristic attribute table *.tac Create preview image *.png
5.5.5. Step 5: Create Index
5.5.6. Step 6: Test the new project in PARTdataManager
5.5.7. Specifics for project creation in Architecture / BIM catalogs
5.6. Menus
5.6.1. File
5.6.2. Versioning system
5.6.3. ERP
5.6.4. Extras Create offline CD CIP catalog Additional modules Collect classification data... Map class systems... History Analyzer Reports VDI Preview Class systems: edit... Class systems: export translations... Class systems: Import translations... Show all toolbars Messages... Preferences... General 3D view Other dialog pages
5.6.5. Window
5.6.6. Help
5.7. Buttons
5.7.1. Default toolbar Text search for part Save Save all Files Update index Fetch publication status...
5.7.2. Link database toolbar
5.8. Project selection
5.8.1. Project selection icons
5.8.2. Context menus under Project selection Context menu of the Folder Level New directory New project New link Open Windows Explorer Update view Delete directory Rename directory Copy directory Move directory Hide directory / Show folder Sort directory Test project / Test directory Translation "Translation" tabbed page Translation - Table Translation - Settings / Result "Translations" dialog window PARTcatalogTranslator Translation per CSV file Define catalog language Export CSV for translation Edit CSV file Import CSV for translation Configuration of the Online Translation Services Integration mode of translation service Structure of configuration file Google Translator - Create account Microsoft Translator - Create account Output CIP catalog Cip projects in directory Generate image data/preview images with batch run Generate previews Launch Preferences Alternative: Create preview images externally and then import Export images Tabbed page "Default options" Tabbed page "View / Export" Tabbed page "Extended" Create previews per line Generate deeplinks Write BME catalog Overview Command Profile management Create / Save The dialog pages Paths Catalog Price Supplier Buyer Rules Replace Settings Additional options Check out projects Check out catalog Create CSV table Create HTML index Collect classification data... History analyzer Project dependencies Automation Start PARTinfoTool Import eClass XML file... Batch process all tables in project Add variable / change variable value Change value of variable Replace variable value Delete variables Rename variable Add variables from CSV / change variable values from CSV Input options in field "Name of variable" Use of keywords Equal variables in folder Change file information into lower case letters Add projects to classification Create standardization system Create document project Convert previews... Batch import neutral formats (Quick and Simple) Materials made of colors Add LOD Variables Manage address data Modify order number and type code Batch classification of projects Connectionpoint Wizard Set EndOfLife per line Reverse search ‒ Resolve check (automatic) Use case Process in Detail User interface in detail Special notes Config settings Reverse Search (automatic) - Avoid problematic constructs Reverse Search – Test Order Number Search Enrich the catalog with accessory information Reverse TypeCode Rule Editor Purpose of Editor Complete process at a glance Start Editor Start Editor on "23d-libs" folder Start editor on catalog folder Start editor on project Files/folder created with plugin Dialog areas of Editor Variable table Variable values TypeCode Tester "Info" Docking window Editor Regex tester Menus "File" menu "Edit" menu "Tool" menu "Settings" menu "View" menu Variable mapping Simple variable mapping Multiple variable mapping Mapping empty string VDI 3805 Importer Scope of application VDI Wizard Expert settings Precondition for operation Context menu of the Project Level Open with PARTdataManager Open Explorer Delete project Rename project Copy project Move project Hide project / Show project Find Links Test project Translation Show translations Export CSV for translation Import CSV for translation Output Save as CIP Generate image data/preview images Create previews per line Create CSV table Project dependencies Automation Edit project in batch mode Add projects to classification Add LOD Variables Import address information Set EndOfLife per line Context menu of the File Level Rename file Open Windows Explorer
5.9. Edit project
5.9.1. Overview on tabbed pages
5.9.2. Tabbed page General Menu item General Menu item Assistant Menu item Variables Create variable groups (on catalog level) Order/Groups of Variables - Hide columns (variables) Columns to sort natural Variables containing external references Menu item Settings for the catalog (display on catalog level) Menu item Classification Menu item Table filters Menu item PARTserver/PARTcommunity Menu item Color and texture Color Texture Menu item Render attributes Render material - Functionality Render Materials for Face attributes Render material - Settings Rendering matrices Matrix for attributes "Color" and "Color texture" ("Normalmap") Matrix for attributes "Percentage Metallic" and "Roughness" Matrix for Transparency Legend Examples Maxwell Render rotation Menu item Alternative 2D size Menu item Dimensioning Menu item Link (display at link projects) Menu item Expiration date (End of Life)
5.9.3. Tabbed page 3D project Dimensioning views 3D models Variants General concept when using variants Basic notes Example: Variants of Dimensioning views Example: Variants of 3D models Example: Specifics for project creation especially in Architecture / BIM catalogs
5.9.4. Tabbed page 2D derivation
5.9.5. Tabbed page 2D project
5.9.6. Tabbed page Bitmaps
5.9.7. Tabbed page Roller bearing
5.9.8. Tabbed page Assembly
5.9.9. Tabbed page Variable assignment (project type „Assembly Table“)
5.9.10. Tabbed page Links Simple example without use of dialog areas Variants and Filter Dialog area Variants (optionally) Dialog area Filter (optionally) Dialog area ID (optional)
5.9.11. Tabbed page Translation
5.9.12. Tabbed page Image
5.9.13. Tabbed page Database
5.9.14. Tabbed page Picture file
5.9.15. Tabbed page Table file Set standard table row Mark lines as expired...
5.9.16. Tabbed page Document
5.9.17. Tabbed page Documents Create Media Variables in PARTproject Translate Media Variables Transmit variable properties - Derivation hierarchy Example 1 - Transmit datasheet PDF template Example 2 - Transmit textual content Dialog area "Derivation hierarchy" Media Variables for tooltip information on PARTcommunity
5.9.18. Tabbed page History
5.9.19. Tabbed page QA check
5.9.20. Tabbed page Catalog separation
5.9.21. Tabbed page Release Notes
5.10. Specify automatically created dimensionings (notations) for 3D view and 2D derivation
5.10.1. Example: Create dimensioning
5.10.2. Horizontal, vertical and parallel dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.10.3. Radial dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.10.4. Angular dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.10.5. Annotation Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.10.6. PART-ANNOTATION Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.10.7. Optional parameters Details Correct display of inch variables in dimensionings
5.10.8. 3D Parameter
5.10.9. Using variables
5.10.10. PARTdesigner Expressions
5.11. Adjust 2D derivations
5.11.1. 2D derivation: Alternative 2D size (shortened) Function Example
5.11.2. 2D derivation: Enhance Default views Create New 2D drawing Create drawing Save drawing Allocate 2D derivation in PARTproject Display in the PARTdataManager Export into CAD system Add dimensioning directly before transferring to PARTdataManager BMG Layer (DIN4003)
5.11.3. 2D derivation: Create your own Combination views (*.dw) Basics Edit Combination views in Edit mode [Template] with basic information [Description] for display name [ELEMENT_grid] to place several derivations [ELEMENT_box] as wildcard element [ELEMENT_derivation] for one single derivation [ELEMENT_text] Text [ELEMENT_table] Table [ELEMENT_frame] Combine more elements in frame [Formats] Different paper formats Translations DW files per table line
5.12. Create Dimensioning views (Technical details)
5.12.1. Create Dimensioning views with PARTdesigner Select *.3db object Dimensioning *.3db Object
5.12.2. External creation and import/conversion of Dimensioning views
5.12.3. Image-table connection
5.13. Classify
5.13.1. Why classifying?
5.13.2. Overview matrix
5.13.3. Classifications Classification (CNS) Class "CNSGEOMBASE" -> Feature "CNS_NOSECTION" Class "CNSERPBASE" -> Feature "CNS_RAWMATERIAL" Class "CNSERPBASE" -> Feature "CNSCERTIFICATEROHS" Notifications on changes in classes and attributes Classification (By Categories) - (By Countries) - (By Alphabet) Classification (Standards)
5.13.4. Simple assigning of important variables to CNS classification
5.13.5. Add projects to classification Assignment of classifications and attributes Assignment of classes and attributes at project level Allocate class Assign Attributes Assignment of classifications and attributes at directory level Manual Input Automatic take-over Use classification from project Index update Classifying own parts Value take-over from the Measure dialog window Classify connection points
5.13.6. Batch classification of projects
5.13.7. Create Published elements Published elements - Choose connection point Published elements - Choose connection points via formula Published elements - Select sketch Published elements - Select plane Published elements - Select Face
5.13.8. Classify standard parts for placement dialog
5.13.9. Classify threaded connections (own company standards) Connection points at threaded connections
5.13.10. Classify Electrical Parts Align component Set Connection point Classify Connection point General notes regarding part and axis orientation Project creation Axes orientation at Q&S import Manipulation of axes orientation (PARTproject) and part orientation (PARTdesigner) Classification according to IEC Code 81346_2 Symbol connectors / Symbol representations (Circuit symbols) "Advanced" Symbol representation / Layout: Examples Symbol representation with Phoenix Contact 2903156 Symbols with unipolar representation Layout as additional export format Classification of Electrical Connections [CNS_CP|4|3]) Classify a terminal - whole procedure Connections, Functions, IEC symbols Connections, functions, IEC symbols in eCl@ss Connections in eCl@ss Advanced Physical connection properties Functions: logical connection properties IEC symbols Classify "Equivalent potentials" Classification of connectors Classification: Connectors excluded frames Global classification: Symbol MasterSymbol BlockSymbol (CNSELEK|4) Connector Polarization and Connector Coding (CNSELEK|4) Classification of frames Classify Mounting Points (Mounting Point [CNS_CP|4|6] and Mounting Description [CNS_CP|4|7]) Classification of cables Overview on CNS cable classification Definition of the single cable elements in linear form Recursive hierarchical connection of single cable elements Classification of general connections / Subcircuits Accessory parts (Associated Part [CNSELEK|5|4]) Accessory parts in eClass Advanced Set links to accessory parts in PARTsolutions General rules Conditional connection points Classify by using a prefix or regular expression Simple Assemblies Additional information Provided CNS classes Mapping between eCl@ss and CNS classification Additional modules Connectionpoint Wizard Electrical classification import/export Classification certification levels BMEcatIdentifier - Component Type - Certification level Classify Electrical Parts - Tutorial Connection points in general Conditional connection points Classify by using a prefix or regular expression Classify a number of connection points in the same way Classify groups of patterns Defining the device orientation Device type determination Classify device type according to eClass Classify device type according to CNS classification -> IEC Code 81346_2 Set Electrical Connections (CNS_CP|4|3) exemplified with a terminal Class "Electrical Connection" (CNS_CP|4|3) -> Attribute "Connection EclassSymbolMap" Class "Electrical Connection" (CNS_CP|4|3) -> Attribute "Connection Name Equivalences" Particularities at connectors Unique "Identifier" Connector Symbol (CNSELEK|4) Frames Mounting Description (CNS_CP|4|7) Mounting Point (CNS_CP|4|6) Associated Part [CNSELEK|5|4] Test in PARTdataManager Most frequent error sources Error source 1 - Missing global symbol Error source 2 - Missing or wrong internal references Error source 3 - Wrong configuration of interface NX: Routing Electrical Mapping NX attributes - PSOL attributes Classification attributes in NX Multiports Preconditions
5.13.11. Classify BIM parts Classify tender texts Classify in general GAEB ÖNORM Symbol or Layout Representation in BIM Field
5.13.12. Apply own Class system Call Create class system Edit class system Building/editing class system Create / edit attributes Classify part / edit attributes Index update Assign class Edit attributes Index update Own classes in PARTdataManager Selection via "Classes" tabbed page Part information Show class variables in the column header of the table Class systems: export translations... Class systems: Import translations...
5.13.13. Map class systems... Overview Create new mapping Configure mapping strategy Levenshtein strategy eClass upgrade strategy Edit mapping Map class systems: Example
5.13.14. Collect classification data...
5.14. Create catalogs - Quick & Simple
5.14.1. Licensing issues
5.14.2. Prepare catalog data (provided by customer as standard)
5.14.3. Import data / Create catalog
5.14.4. Settings via configuration file
5.14.5. Post-processing
5.15. Embed use cases in PARTdataManager / PARTcommunity
5.16. Tips and Tricks
5.16.1. Rename variables
6. PARTproject QA
6.1. Which objectives are achieved with PARTproject QA?
6.2. Workflow at a glance
6.3. PARTproject QA: Basics
6.3.1. Installation QA Modules
6.3.2. Activate QA
6.3.3. PARTproject QA: Svn Login Use SVN protocol optionally
6.3.4. Download catalog from server
6.3.5. Update catalog
6.3.6. Test projects in the PARTdataManager
6.4. Symbols of QA-status and Versioning system
6.4.1. Symbols QA-status
6.4.2. Symbols Versioning system
6.5. Editing catalogs
6.5.1. Creating a directory structure Download catalog from server Creating a new directory / project Rename directory Uninstall catalog Delete directory/Delete project Move directory/Move project
6.5.2. Add QA protocol
6.5.3. Add document for editor (Uploading working material)
6.5.4. Modelling Versioning system Show status of the file Check out directories / projects (for work) Edit project / directory Check in project (set read-only) Upload changed data of the project to the server Download changed data of the project from the server Set QA status Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 6 Level 7 Level 8 Comments - History Comments at SVN level Uploading Downloading Comments on QA status level Changes at directory level Changes at project level
6.6. History tab page
6.7. QA check tab page
6.8. Error Messages: Problem - Solution (PARTproject)
6.9. History analyzer
6.10. Publish catalog
6.10.1. Workflow at a glance
6.10.2. Check ERP-Mapping (Add ERP-Mapping... and Edit ERP-Mapping...) Workflow Check ERP-Mapping (Add ERP-Mapping... and Edit ERP-Mapping...) [catalog modeling] Use order numbers to create mappings Add ERP-Mapping... and Edit ERP-Mapping... Cleanup previous ERP mappings... Installation of catalog update (at the customer) User interface and simple use case User interface: Reference of icons and functions in detail Plus button Map resolved value ranges Generate algorithm matching the selected line and copy it to clipboard x-Button Blue arrow button Open project Approve assignment Verify all mappings Different options OK The most important use cases Renamed folder Changed NB Changed order number Changed variable of order number Deleted project Hidden project Moved project Changed project name Splitting of project with value range variable in two projects with fixed variable Merged projects with fixed values Resolved value range Changed table row Deleted/hidden table row Rearranged table rows Value range: Changed values Value range: Changed range Value range: Changed range with undefined stepping Concatenated variables Fixed variable changed to value range variable Changed precision of decimal places Renamed value range variables Renamed fixed variables ERP mapping: Questions -> Answers
6.10.3. Publication mark
6.10.4. Case differentiation concerning project visibility in end media
6.10.5. Generate QA catalog... | Publish Live state...
6.10.6. Partial Publication
6.10.7. Info dialogs: Messages... | Publication status | Publishing history | Log file Messages... Publication status Publishing history Log file
6.10.8. Settings
6.10.9. Release Notes
6.11. Troubleshooting
6.11.1. eCATALOGsolutions: PARTproject QA - Solve SVN conflict
6.11.2. Delete lock-files / Repair directory Delete lock-files Repair directory
6.11.3. Error message "Attempted to lock an already-locked dir"
7. PARTdesigner parametric tool
7.1. Function
7.2. Calling PARTdesigner
7.3. User interface
7.4. Create 3D model: Small example from A to Z
7.5. Create table: Small example from A to Z
7.6. 3D History docking window
7.6.1. What are Features?
7.6.2. Part (name) context menu Identification data... Insert Fixed plane... Exchange base planes (part) Import foreign geometries Dependencies... (part) Search Rotate (part) Pan (part) Mirror
7.6.3. Context menu base plane (Plane XY, ZX, YZ) Properties... (base plane) New sketch... (base plane) New 2D drawing... (base plane) Buttons in connection with New 2D drawing Text Polyline Ellipses Insert hatch Dimensioning mode Dependencies... (Plane Feature) Insert new plane... (Plane Feature) Delete plane (Plane Feature) Visible (Plane Feature) Paste sketch
7.6.4. Sketch context menu Edit... Base Extrude... Rotate... Cut Extrude... Rotate... Copy (only sketch) Cut (including dependencies) - Move complete history tree Rename Delete... Show error... Dependencies... Duplicate sketch Construction sketch Set mark
7.6.5. Context menu "Base extrude" or " Cut extrude" Edit... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Select all surfaces Rename... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Delete... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Show error... (Base extrusion / Cut extrusion) Dependencies... (Extrusion feature) Convert to cut / Convert to base Set mark Disable / enable sketch(es)
7.6.6. Level of detail
7.7. 3D view docking window
7.7.1. Face attributes Assign face attributes Set face attributes to several faces at once Texture and color changes for whole part Edit / display attributes already used in the Face class browser Face attributes The individual Face attributes Color (SYS_FaceAttributeColor) Layer (SYS_FaceAttributeLayer) Render material (SYS_FaceAttributeRenderMaterial) Text (SYS_FaceAttributeText) CAD text attribute on face HTML text attribute on face
7.8. Variable Manager docking window
7.8.1. Variable Manager - The most important at a glance
7.8.2. Add new variable
7.8.3. Change variable value
7.8.4. Rename variable
7.8.5. Delete variable
7.8.6. Sort variables (in characteristic attribute table)
7.8.7. Mark dependent elements
7.8.8. Replace with content
7.8.9. Variable Manager - The individual parameters
7.8.10. Save location: Only in geometry | Only in table | In geometry and table Unknown variable (Error message) Using mathematical function in Sketch or Attribute algorithm?
7.8.11. Attribute algorithms Mathematical functions (Attribute algorithm) Translation functions
7.8.12. Value ranges Type "Value range variable" Type "Value range variable with naming" Type "Value range variable with graphics" Type "Value range variable" in combination with IF condition (Attribute algorithm) IF condition: Simple example IF condition: Default value "Forced" or "Standard"
7.8.13. Identification type
7.8.14. Mark parts to be avoided
7.9. Sketcher docking window
7.9.1. Overview of user interface
7.9.2. Launching the Sketcher Create new sketch Edit sketch
7.9.3. Function buttons Basics for use Point Connection points for assembly construction Connection points in general Name conventions for Connection points and Insertion lines Direction of connection points Connection points at miters Connection points at connection elements Create Connection line Create pattern Create pattern with linear alignment Create rotated pattern Irregular patterns Using face attributes for patterns Sweep Connection points as Published elements for automatic placement in the CAD Lines Line through 2 points Create parallel line Perpendicular to line through point Midpoint perpendicular to line Angle bisector between two lines Line at angle to line with length Line at angle to horizontal, length Horizontal line Vertical line Line tangent to 2 circles Tangent from point to circle N-edge Circle Arc Delete Transform Move selection Mirror selection Rotate selection Matrix copy Variant copy Attributes Edit existing geometry Insert Chamfer/Fillet... with Blend feature What is the purpose of the Blend Feature What is NOT the purpose of the Blend Feature Basics - Create chamfer or fillet General tips & notes What should be considered All blends, whose edges meet, have to be made as one blend Blends in pattern Tangent continuous Preview presentation for Chamfer/Fillet Face selection Combination of Sweep and Blend Depiction of Chamfer/Fillet in different CAD systems Not supported installation situations Function "Generate sketch on selected face" needs at least one edge without Blend Several intersecting chamfers/fillets and Blend feature in addition Edges resulting from Blends Maximum radius of Chamfer/Fillet Blends whose edges meet with different size each Combination of a fillet and a chamfer Radius of chamfer/fillet larger than distance to adjoining geometry Threads Cylindrical thread by length Outer thread with example pin Regular thread Different pitches and derived automatic calculations for e.g. Row Label and Core diameter Inner thread using the example of a cap nut Conical thread by lengths Regular thread Text File management *.dbs-, *.skt bzw. *.hsk files - "Insert sketch" window Window „DXF Import“
7.9.4. Sketch history
7.9.5. Context menus of Sketch history Change parameter Rotation axis Delete step Mark dependent elements Delete step include dependent elements
7.9.6. Mathematical functions (Sketch)
7.9.7. Problem avoidance
7.10. 2D derivation docking window
7.11. Table docking window
7.11.1. Add row
7.11.2. Delete row
7.11.3. Duplicate row
7.11.4. Move row up
7.11.5. Move row down
7.11.6. Debugger
7.11.7. Cursor movement up or down
7.11.8. Cut
7.11.9. Copy
7.11.10. Paste
7.11.11. Overwrite
7.11.12. Delete
7.11.13. Show/hide value range columns
7.11.14. Show/hide columns with attribute algorithms
7.11.15. Save as CSV file
7.11.16. Import CSV file
7.11.17. Show variable dependencies
7.11.18. Sort
7.11.19. Adjust column width
7.11.20. Fill columns
7.11.21. Fill column with thread information
7.12. File management
7.12.1. New
7.12.2. New table
7.12.3. Open
7.12.4. Save or Save as...
7.12.5. Save as CSV file
7.12.6. Import CSV file
7.12.7. Identification data Geometry Table Guideline for NB, SHORTNB, LINA definition and Identification type
7.12.8. Recent parts
7.12.9. Close
7.13. View menu
7.14. Extras menu
7.14.1. Resolve value ranges...
7.14.2. Sort
7.14.3. Physical properties of the part
7.14.4. Settings... PARTdesigner menu item Sketcher (feat.) menu item Color settings Performance Grid Shortcuts Formula optimizer tabbed page Other menus
7.15. Window menu
7.16. Help menu (?)
7.17. More functions
7.17.1. Export Case 1 - Export 3D part to 3D CAD system Case 2 - Export 3D part to 2D CAD system
7.17.2. Test part
7.17.3. Search
7.18. License selection dialog box at Floating licensing
8. Assistants
8.1. Overview on different types of assistants
8.2. Create Search assistant / Calculation assistant
9. Configurator (Assemblies in PARTdataManager)
9.1. Function
9.2. Function with other modules
9.3. Project types
9.3.1. Configuration
9.3.2. Template
9.3.3. Assembly Table Project
9.4. Launch
9.4.1. Open existing configuration from PARTproject
9.4.2. Create new set of rules
9.4.3. Show configurations and tables
9.5. Description of the single GUI elements
9.5.1. Docking window „Configurator“ Context menu of assembly Open tree Properties... General Type Center point Context menu of "Parts“ directory- Insert part... Context menu of single parts Properties... Delete... Edit in PARTproject... Show links Context menu of "Table restrictions" directory Context menu "Value range assignments" Manual assignment Automatic assignment Context menu of index "Conditions" Insert condition... Window "Condition properties" Context menu of the fields "Condition 1" and "Condition 2" Define condition - Example Context menu connection point New rule Properties Positioning Positioning - Example Conditions Conditions - Only use if Conditions - Only use, if Conditions - Do not use the following rules if this one is used Paste
9.5.2. Docking window „Assembly“ Context menu of the assembly Zoom Transparency Edit in PARTproject... Transfer to PARTbom Filter Context menu of part Zoom Transparency Edit in PARTproject... Transfer to PARTbom Delete Context menu of a connection point
9.5.3. Context menus: 3-D / 2-D / technical details
9.5.4. Menus File Open Saving templates Export View Configurator Save configuration / Save configuration as Create translation file Show configurations and tables Extras Window ? (Help)
9.6. What does it mean if...
9.7. Example 1- Create Set of rules
9.7.1. PARTdesigner: Defining connection points Connection point of single part 1 (Plate) Connection point of single part 2 (Butterfly screw)
9.7.2. Configurator: Add new configuration Insert start element Inserting the butterfly screw Add components in the docking window "Assembly" Connect the components via rules Plate: Connection rule between connection point "cp" and butterfly screw Defining first condition Define second condition Save configuration Save configuration as
9.7.3. Create index
9.7.4. PARTdataManager: Open the new assembly
9.8. Example 2 - Create an Assembly Table Project
9.8.1. Create dummy starter part
9.8.2. Assembly configuration Inserting parts Rules for connection points Conditions
9.8.3. Testing the Assembly Configuration
9.8.4. Create template
9.8.5. Create assembly table project
9.9. Example 3 - Create subassembly
9.9.1. Insert required parts for configuration
9.9.2. Insert double T-beam into "Assembly" via rule
9.9.3. Insert condition for double T-beam
9.9.4. Add shared connection point for starter part
9.9.5. Insert "Pipe clip" into Assembly via rule
9.9.6. Set Variable shares
9.9.7. Insert condition for pipe clip
9.9.8. Position pipe clip
9.10. Example 4 - Automatic dimensioning
9.11. Example 5 - Configure own 2D derivations
10. PARTtemplateDesigner - Create datasheets
10.1. Create template from A to Z
10.2. Open existing catalog template
10.3. Basic functions / settings
10.3.1. "Basic functions" toolbar
10.3.2. Template configuration
10.3.3. Designer configuration
10.3.4. "File" menu
10.4. "Elements" toolbar
10.4.1. Create / change Elements
10.4.2. General settings
10.4.3. Page settings
10.4.4. Geometry
10.4.5. Text
10.4.6. Table Embed Documents
10.4.7. 3D view
10.4.8. U3D
10.4.9. Derivation
10.4.10. Technical view
10.4.11. Image
10.4.12. Embed
10.4.13. Flash
10.4.14. QRCode
10.5. "Layer" tabbed page/dialog box
10.6. Edit Media Variables in the Media editor
10.6.1. Create / edit Media Variables Create Media Variables Edit Media Variables
10.6.2. Edit table variables
10.6.3. Hide table columns
10.7. Translate Media Variables
10.8. Transmit variable properties
11. Interactive Product Configurator
11.1. Modeling guidelines
11.1.1. Assemblies
11.1.2. Direction of connection points
11.1.3. Name conventions for Connection points and Insertion lines
11.1.4. Create Connection line
11.1.5. Connection points at miters
11.1.6. Dummy starting part
11.2. XML file structure
11.2.1. Allparts
11.2.2. Part
11.2.3. Conparts
11.2.4. Baseparts
11.2.5. Categories
11.2.6. BOMexport
11.2.7. Replaceparts
11.2.8. Translation
12. Setting options / 2-D derivation
12.1. Settings...
12.1.1. Launch
12.1.2. "Table" tabbed page
12.1.3. "Bill of material" tabbed page
12.1.4. "META" tabbed page
12.1.5. "Assembly" tabbed page
12.1.6. „Line Settings “tabbed page
12.1.7. "Log settings" tabbed page
12.1.8. "3D settings" tabbed page Templates "Elements" tabbed page Display Line colors / thickness Threads Center point "Environment" tabbed page Background colors Background texture Logo Environment sphere Floor "Miscellaneous" tabbed page Handling Mouse and keyboard assignment Correct aspect ratio Other Controls Standard material
12.1.9. "Part selection" tabbed page Size of preview Sorting Project statements Document types
12.1.10. "Network" tabbed page
12.1.11. "Web assistant" tabbed page
12.1.12. "Export to CAD" tabbed page
12.1.13. "2D view" tabbed page
12.1.14. "Search" tabbed page General Text Search Sketch search (2D) Geometric search (3D) Color Search
12.2. Create 2D derivation
12.2.1. Calling 2-D drafting
12.2.2. "2D view" dialog box Standard views Current view Combination views Render mode Scale and Paper formats Scale, position sketch elements in 2D view Adjust paper format in 2D view Settings / visibility Alternative 2D size Optimize drawing view on paper size / Add dimensioning in PARTdataManager before the export Transfer special derivations or technical views to CAD system
12.2.3. Context menu and buttons "2D view" window
13. Measure
14. FAQ
14.1. Help
14.2. Context help...
14.3. About
14.4. Licenses
14.4.1. License information "General" tabbed page "License selection" tabbed page "Expiring licenses" tabbed page "Active licenses" tabbed page "Checkout" tabbed page
14.4.2. Licensing "Request licenses online" tabbed page for single workstation license "Request licenses online" tabbed page with FLM license Entering licenses... (Single workstation) Check licenses... (Single workstation) Change licenses (Single workstation) Entering licenses... (FLM) Check licenses... (FLM) No valid license available
14.5. System info/Support
14.6. PARTconcept: Ticketing
14.7. Remote maintenance
14.8. Global Logging System
14.9. Directories - Change sorting
15. Appendix
15.1. PARTdesigner-Expressions
15.2. Constants, Functions, Operators, mathematical expressions
15.2.1. Fortran Syntax
15.2.2. SQL Syntax
15.2.3. Constants
15.2.4. Operators
15.2.5. Functions
15.2.6. Examples Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4
15.3. Regular expression
15.4. Third Party License Information