Welcome to the Component Catalog Editor User's Guide. This guide is intended for any users wishing to create and manage catalog components within the Catalog Editor workbench.

This overview provides the following information:

Component Catalog Editor in a Nutshell

Component Catalog Editor offers powerful tools to classify all the standard components (CATParts and CATProducts) according to keywords you can create and modify as needed.

In addition to the catalog creation, the Component Catalog Editor also lets you navigate through catalogs, instantiate catalog components, navigate with a browser to get a preview of any component contained in a catalog and query catalogs to find the required components.

Before Reading this Guide

All users should be familiar with basic Infrastructure concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars as well as the 3D compass.
Prior to reading this book, we therefore recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide.

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading the Getting Started tutorial providing information for starting the Catalog Editor workbench.

Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section of this guide. This steps you through procedures such as creating a catalog, managing catalog components and so on.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the Catalog Editor workbench, and the Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options, will also certainly prove useful.

You may need to access the Interoperability section for more information about interoperability between Component Catalog Editor and other applications. To do so, just click the Interoperability icon from the table of contents.

Navigating in the Split View mode is recommended. This mode offers a framed layout allowing direct access from the table of contents to the information.

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the online/cceug_X2/samples folder, where "X2" is either C2 (for a CATIA product), D2 (for a DELMIA product) or E2 (for an ENOVIA product). For more information about sample documents, see Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.

Conventions Used in this Guide

To learn more about the conventions used in this guide, refer to the Conventions section.