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eCATALOGsolutions Manual


Edition V11.00 SP7, 05/2019

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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. Pictograms in table
3.2.10. No units in table
3.2.11. Technical Previews (PRA)
3.2.12. Classification by Category / Alphabet / Country
3.2.13. Automatic Classification of standardized Parts
3.2.14. Special labeling of catalog with icons
3.2.15. Copyright Project
3.2.16. Set Up Tag Cloud Exclusion
3.2.17. Classification according to CNSORDERNO / CNSTYPECODE Use of CNSORDERNO and CNSTYPECODE with examples Limit resolving of value ranges (yellow fields) via config key Index order numbers dependent on value ranges "Adjust order number and type code" Plugin "Resolve check" Plugin TestMeta: General for Order number or Typecode TestMeta: ReverseConfigs Benefits of classification according to CNSORDERNO and CNSTYPECODE
3.2.18. Release Notes
3.2.19. Materials
3.2.20. Render attributes
3.2.21. Insert Chamfer/Fillet... using the Blend Feature
3.2.22. Quick & Simple catalogs
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. Add ERP-Mapping... / 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 ranges as „name of values“ Change of NBs
3.5. Architecture
3.5.1. General
3.5.2. Supported Systems
3.5.3. Characteristics
3.5.4. LOD
3.5.5. Classification
3.5.6. TestMeta
3.5.7. 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. Electronic
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 Class systems: edit... Class systems: export translations... Class systems: Import translations... Show all toolbars 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 Background information on Deep Links What are deep links? Syntax Parameters for PARTcommunity Direct call to a special portal page Force login Showing and hiding portlets Embedded portals Integration of embedded portals 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 Create native project Convert previews... Batch import neutral formats (Quick and Simple) Materials made of colors Add LOD Variables Import address information Resolve check 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 Set EndOfLife per line VDI 3805 Importer Scope of application VDI Wizard 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 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 Assistant Menu item Variables Transfer attributes via CNS classification 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) 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) Search index creation
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)
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 Media Variables for tooltip information on PARTcommunity Create Media Variable Translate Media Variables Dialog area "Derivation hierarchy" Media Variables for 3D PDF datasheets (PARTtemplateDesigner)
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. Embed use cases in PARTdataManager / PARTcommunity
5.11. Specify automatically created dimensionings (notations) for 3D view and 2D derivation
5.11.1. Example: Create dimensioning
5.11.2. Horizontal, vertical and parallel dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.11.3. Radial dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.11.4. Angular dimensioning Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.11.5. Annotation Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.11.6. Part-Annotation Mandatory parameters Optional parameters
5.11.7. Optional parameters Details
5.11.8. 3D Parameter
5.11.9. Using variables
5.11.10. PARTdesigner Expressions
5.12. Adjust 2-D derivations
5.12.1. 2D derivation: Alternative 2D size (shortened) Function Configuration Example
5.12.2. 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)
5.12.3. 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
5.13. Create Dimensioning views (Technical details)
5.13.1. Create Dimensioning views with PARTdesigner Select *.3db object Dimensioning *.3db Object
5.13.2. External creation and import/conversion of Dimensioning views
5.13.3. Image-table connection
5.14. Add projects to classification
5.14.1. Assignment of classifications and attributes Assignment of classifications and attributes at project level Allocate classifications Assign Attributes Assignment of classifications and attributes at directory level Manual Input Automatic take-over Use classification from project
5.14.2. Index update
5.14.3. Classifying own parts Value take-over from the Measure dialog window
5.14.4. Classification example for "Delivery countries"
5.15. Apply own Class system
5.15.1. Call
5.15.2. Create class system
5.15.3. Edit class system Building/editing class system Create / edit attributes
5.15.4. Classify part / edit attributes Index update Assign class Edit attributes Index update
5.15.5. Own classes in PARTdataManager Selection via "Classes" tabbed page Part information Show class variables in the column header of the table
5.15.6. Class systems: export translations...
5.15.7. Class systems: Import translations...
5.16. Map class systems...
5.16.1. Overview
5.16.2. Create new mapping Configure mapping strategy Levenshtein strategy eClass upgrade strategy
5.16.3. Edit mapping
5.16.4. Map class systems: Example
5.17. Published elements
5.17.1. General
5.17.2. Creating the published elements Published element - Select face Published element - Select sketch Published element - Select plane Published element - Choose connection point
5.17.3. Published elements in the CAD system
5.17.4. Display in PARTdataManager
5.17.5. Name mapping for published elements
5.18. Classify threaded connections (own company standards)
5.18.1. Connection points at threaded connections
5.19. Create catalogs - Quick & Simple
5.19.1. Licensing issues
5.19.2. Prepare catalog data (provided by customer as standard)
5.19.3. Import data / Create catalog
5.19.4. Settings via configuration file
5.19.5. Post-processing
5.20. Tips and Tricks
5.20.1. Rename variables
6. PARTproject QA
6.1. Which objectives are achieved with PARTproject QA?
6.2. Process chain in an overview
6.3. PARTproject QA: Basics
6.3.1. Installation QA Modules
6.3.2. Activate QA
6.3.3. PARTproject QA: Svn Login
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. Add ERP-Mapping... / Edit ERP-Mapping...
6.10.1. Complete workflow at a glance Add ERP-Mapping... and Edit ERP-Mapping... (catalog modeling) Installation of catalog update (at the customer)
6.10.2. User interface and a simple use case
6.10.3. The most important use cases Interchanged lines - Expired lines Project removed Change of project name Changes of decimal places Renaming of value range variables Renaming of fixed variables Changing a fixed variable into a value range variable Change of value range values Change of value range Splitting of project with value range variable in two projects with fixed variable Merging 2 projects with fixed variables in one project with value range variable Resolved value range
6.10.4. User interface: Reference of icons and functions in detail
6.11. Publish catalog
6.11.1. Prepare catalog
6.11.2. Generate QA catalog... | Publish Live state...
6.11.3. Info dialogs: Messages... | Publication status | Publishing history | Log file Messages... Publication status Publishing history Log file
6.11.4. Settings
6.11.5. Release Notes
6.12. Troubleshooting
6.12.1. Update V9 to V10 / QA commands not displayed anymore
6.12.2. eCATALOGsolutions: PARTproject QA - Solve SVN conflict
6.12.3. Delete lock-files / Repair directory Delete lock-files Repair directory
6.12.4. 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. Extrusion and/or rotation feature context menu 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
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. Create 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: Value range variable controlled by other
7.8.13. Identification type
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 Bisect angle between 2 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. Fill columns
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. Automatic recalc on/off
7.17.3. Test part
7.17.4. 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. Bestehende Konfiguration aus PARTproject öffnen
9.4.2. Create new set of rules
9.4.3. Show configurations and tables
9.5. GUI
9.5.1. Context menus: "Configurator" dialog 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 Properties 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 of a connection point Properties Positioning Positioning - Example Conditions Conditions - Example 1 Conditions - Example 2 Conditions - Example 3
9.5.2. Context menus: "Assembly" Dialog Context menu of the assembly Search... Transparency Edit in PARTproject... Insert (part) Context menu of part Zoom Delete Transfer to PARTbom Transparency Edit in PARTproject... 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 New 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 to the Assembly menu Connect the components via rules Plate: Assign connection point (Drill) 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 starting part
9.8.2. Create Assembly configuration Adding assemblies Rules 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. Inserting elements
9.9.2. Release of the connection points
9.9.3. Adopt the i-beam in the Assembly
9.9.4. Rule – pipe clip
9.9.5. Insert pipe clip parts
9.9.6. 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. Edit Media Variables in PARTproject
10.7.1. Inherit variable properties
10.7.2. Translate Media Variables
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. PARTapplicationConfigurator
12.1. Program GUI
12.2. Open file
12.3. Delete projects
13. Setting options / 2-D derivation
13.1. Settings...
13.1.1. Launch
13.1.2. "Table" tabbed page
13.1.3. "Bill of material" tabbed page
13.1.4. "META" tabbed page
13.1.5. "Assembly" tabbed page
13.1.6. „Line Settings “tabbed page
13.1.7. "Log settings" tabbed page
13.1.8. "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
13.1.9. "Part selection" tabbed page Size of preview Sorting Project statements Document types
13.1.10. "Network" tabbed page
13.1.11. "Web assistant" tabbed page
13.1.12. "Export to CAD" tabbed page
13.1.13. "Administrator" tabbed page
13.1.14. "2D view" tabbed page
13.1.15. "Search" tabbed page General Text search Sketch search (2D) Geometric search (3D) Color search
13.2. Create 2D derivation
13.2.1. Calling 2-D drafting
13.2.2. "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
13.2.3. Context menu and buttons "2D view" window
14. Measure
15. FAQ
15.1. Help
15.2. Context help...
15.3. About
15.4. Licenses
15.4.1. License information "General" tabbed page "License selection" tabbed page "Expiring licenses" tabbed page "Active licenses" tabbed page "Checkout" tabbed page
15.4.2. 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
15.5. System info/Support
15.6. PARTconcept: Ticketing
15.7. Remote maintenance
15.8. Global Logging System
15.9. 3D preview
15.10. Directories - Change sorting
16. Appendix
16.1. PARTdesigner-Expressions
16.2. Constants, Functions, Operators, mathematical expressions
16.2.1. Fortran Syntax
16.2.2. SQL Syntax
16.2.3. Constants
16.2.4. Operators
16.2.5. Functions
16.2.6. Examples Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Example 4
16.3. Regular expression
16.4. Third Party License Information