|In addition to manikin postures, manikin attributes can
now be saved within catalogs. These attributes include:
|These manikin attributes are
selected directly from the PPR tree.
This will include angular limitations properties, Appearance properties, offsets and reports. This data will be modeled and saved within the existing CATSwl files, to which the catalog elements will point, as it is the case for other manikin data that can be reused.
This also will enhance the performance when reusing data for multiple manikins, as well as when applying modification on manikin in different scenarios.
This gives the user the possibility to:
|The Products and Resources Catalog Browser
originally found in the Insert menu, has been removed.
A manikin must be regarded as a unique entity. Importing the same manikin more than once in an environment (through the use of a catalog) creates referencing problems, for instance, the two (or several) manikin instances cannot have different postures or different anthropometries, although they may have different positions when saved.
We do not advise the use of catalogs to save and reuse the manikin as a whole. However, we do advise catalogs of manikin properties (posture catalogs, for example), as those kinds of catalogs do not generate instance/reference problems. The lack of catalog browser availability for manikins must be considered as a limitation on the current release. We will be enhancing the catalogs of manikin properties in future releases, so that all manikin properties (posture, anthropometry, angular limitations, etc) can be copied and pasted to and from catalogs.
|It is no longer possible to open .swl library files. Existing libraries are automatically converted into catalog files.|