Product Structure

This task shows you how to customize Product Structure settings, that are divided in five sections:

Part Number

Defining the Default Part Number of the Component to be Imported
By default, this option is not selected.

Check Manual input if you wish to assign the name you wish to the component you insert into the assembly.

Note that this panel is not displayed by the "New From" command since a precise copy must be produced and therefore no modification, like adding a geometrical set or an ordered geometrical set, should be performed.

The panel can be displayed by selecting the Manual Input setting. This will enable to modify the part name generated by the New FROM command.

Low Light Mode

Selecting the Low Light Mode of the component that does not belong to the active level
By default, this option is not selected.

If you check the Low Light Mode option and select (double-click) a component in a CATProduct, it becomes UI Active (highlighted) in the Geometry Space:

The second example shows that the operation is also possible with Models.

This is a visualization mode : the selected element remains highlighted and the other geometric components are in low light (gray-colored). If you double-click on another element, it immediately becomes highlighted and the other ones are dimmed.

Model in BOM

Describing the model file in the Bill Of Material
By default, this option is not selected.
Select the Model In BOM option in order to have access the Models' information (path name for instance) in the document's BOM.
  1. Open a CATIA document containing one or several models.

  2. Select the Analyze -> Bill Of Material Menu and click the Listing Report tab.

  3. Click on the Refresh button in order to access to the components' properties (path name for example):

These Models have been inserted into a CATProduct and you can now visualize the Models' path name. You can find the original directories in which the models were stored. When there is a broken link, you can read the following expression : "Unretrieved document".

Reframe mode after insert existing component

Reframe Mode after insert existing component
By default, this option is selected.

Check the Reframe Mode options you need.

In the following examples, Global reframe has been selected. CRIC_FRAME.1 has been inserted into Product6 and a different Reframe Mode has been selected beforehand. The original CATProduct looks like this:

  • Global Reframe: this is the default value, Global Reframe zooms on the whole geometry and it allows you to see all the components. After the insertion of CRIC_FRAME.1 into Product6, the visualization of the geometry is re-adjusted in CATIA window so that all the components can be seen.
  • No Reframe: if you insert an element in the product, you may not see the totality of this element in the CATIA window. The visualization on  the already existing component, CRIC_AXIS.1, does not change. There is no Reframe on the last inserted element.
  • Reframe on last inserted component: This zoom-in capability improves the visualization of the last inserted component. Therefore, in some cases, you cannot visualize the other CATIA objects because there is an automatic Reframe on the last inserted component.

Specification Tree

Customizing the Specification Tree
By default, this option is not selected.
  • Products to display the products in the Specification Tree. When the option is activated:

    When the option is activated: When the option is deactivated:
To display the Constraints, Parameters and Relations, you need go to the Tree Customization tab.

To modify the setting Automatic expand, you need to select the Tools->Options->General->Display category and the Tree Manipulation tab: