About The Insert Object Dialog Box
The Insert Object dialog box is displayed when instantiating a
Power Copy, a User Feature or a Document Template.
- The Reference scrolling list
enables you to select the feature that you want to instantiate if many
advanced features (Power Copies, User Features and document templates)
- The Comments & URLs
is available with User Features and Document templates only. It is
always grayed out when instantiating Power Copies. If a URL was added
to a User Feature or a Document template, clicking this icon enables
you to access the URL. For more information about this function, see
Knowledge Advisor User's Guide.
- The Instantiation mode is available only if you work
with meta inputs. If you do
not select the Force meta inputs instantiation option when creating the
meta input, 2 different modes are available at instantiation:
- MetaInputsInstantiation: The meta inputs are displayed in
the Inputs list.
- MetaInputsNormalInstantiation: Even though meta inputs are
defined, you can switch to the normal instantiation mode and
select the real inputs.
It is composed of two elements: a combo list corresponding to the
relative position (Inside or After) and a
field containing the destination feature.
The destination depends on the current feature as it is
automatically filled with the latter. If there is no current
feature, the field is empty.
When possible, you can modify the default destination,
either by modifying the relative position or by selecting another
The destination is filled with After when the
destination is a geometric feature. In this case, the After
field is grayed out.
The destination is filled with Inside when the
destination is a geometrical feature set.
Warning or error messages can be issued if the chosen destination
is ambiguous or forbidden, for instance if you select an ordered
geometrical set as the After destination.
In case of an error message, the destination field is
emptied and the OK button is unavailable.
In case of a warning message, the power copy can still be
instantiated but some elements may not be inserted in the chosen
- The Name field enables you to change the name of the
User Feature instance.
||This function searches in the whole CATPart for features
having the name of the input. If a feature with the input name is found,
this feature is automatically used as input
||If a publication with the input name is present in the
CATPart, the input will be valuated with the published element. The
search will be performed only in CATPart files (not in CATProduct).
- If the input is a sub-element of an Axis System (for instance the
input name is "Axis System.1\XY
Plane") and an axis system named "Axis System.1" is to be found in the
CATPart, the "Use Identical Name" function will automatically create a
sub-element on Axis System.1.
- If the input name is "Point.1/Vertex" ("Line.1/Edge",
"Surface.1/Face") and Point.1 (Line.1, Surface.1) is made of only one
sub-element, then the input will be valuated automatically.
- When an input parameter of a Power Copy or a User Feature belongs
to a Geometrical Element or a Parameter Set, in the definition process
of the PC or UDF, the default input name of the parameter is computed
relatively to its father name. For instance for the parameter X of
Point.1, the default input name will be "Point.1/Point
Coordinates.1/X". For a parameter in a parameters set, the full name of
the parameter will be used because different parameters set can have
the same name so we need the full name to identify the right parameter.
For instance, for the second parameter Length.1, the default input name
will be "Parameters/Parameter.1/Parameters.1/Length.1"
- Use Identical Name will look for the parameters
published by the geometrical elements. For instance, if the name of the
input is "Point.1/Point Coordinates.1/X" (default name) and if a
Point.1 is found in the CATPart, the input will be automatically
valuated with the parameter X of Point.1.
It will work the same way
with parameters of a parameter set. For instance, if the name of the
input is "Parameters.1/Parameters.1/Length.1 (default name) and if a
parameter whose absolute path name is
"Parameters.1/Parameters.1/Length.1" is found in the CATPart, the input
will be automatically valuated with the parameter Length.1 of the
- Multiple solutions Management (V5R11): In case of multiple
solutions found for one input name, there will be no automatic
valuation and you will have to choose the desired one.
||This option enables you to display the
Parameters dialog box and modify values if need be. It also enables
you to create formulas by clicking Create formulas on every
parameter with the same name provided there are any.
||This option enables you to access the list
of documents (such as design tables) pointed by one of the elements
making up the template.
If there are documents, the Documents dialog box opens and you can click
Replace to display the File Selection dialog box and navigate
to a new design table to replace the initial one.
When no document is referenced, Documents is grayed out.
||Check Repeat to repeat the
In this case, after clicking OK in the Insert Object dialog
box, the latter remains open, the template's Inputs are listed
and ready to be replaced with new inputs, as described above.
Modified parameters using Parameters are retained as well for
the next instantiation.
To exit the command, uncheck Repeat before the last
instantiation or click Cancel.