Saving a User Feature in a Catalog

The task below explains how to store User Features in a catalog. This task is not a Product Knowledge Template task, but in the context of the Product Knowledge Template product, you will have to carry it out quite often.
You have created two User Features (Pad1 and Pad2). The main interest of User Features lies in the instantiation process whereby a User Feature stored in a catalog can be reused in a document.  
The PktcreatedUDF.CATPart document containing both User Features must be open.

Using the Save Object in a Catalog Command

  1. Click the Save object in a catalog icon () from the standard menu bar in the PKT workbench. The 'Catalog save' dialog box is displayed.

Note that this command is also available from the Part Design and the GSD workbenches.

Note that the Save in Catalog  command can not be used to either save, create or modify a User Feature using ENOVIA V5 VPM.
  1. Select the Create a new catalog option and click the button on the right-hand side of the Catalog name field. The dialog box which is displayed allows you to specify a .catalog file where to store the created User Features. Enter a file name and click Open. Then click OK in the Catalog save dialog box.

  2. Open the catalog you have created (File > Open from the standard menu bar). The catalog which is displayed looks like the one below (depending on the name assigned to the catalog):

    The left pane displays the two User Features created within a tree structure (Pad1 has two inputs and Pad2 has three inputs). Selecting a User Feature (3 inputs for example) displays in the right pane the characteristics of the User Feature.

    About the Reference tab
    The User Feature name as well as the document it originates from is displayed.

    About the Keywords tab
    The User Feature name as well as its inputs are displayed.

    About the Preview tab
    The icon you have associated with the User Feature (if any) is displayed.

    About the Generative Data tab
    The resolved queries: A resolved query is relevant for parts with design tables only because it aims at storing a filtered view of the design table data.

For more information about the Catalog Editor, see Infrastructure User's Guide.

Using the Catalog Editor

  1. From the Start > Infrastructure menu, access the Catalog Editor.

  2. Double-click Chapter.1 and click the Add Family icon (). The Component Definition Family is displayed.

  3. Change the name of the family: Pads in this scenario and click OK.

  4. Double-click the Pads family and click the Add Component () icon.

  5. In the Description Definition dialog box, click the button, go back the PktCreateaUDF.CATPart file and click the Pad1 User Feature in the specification tree and click OK.

  6. Repeat the previous step to insert the Pad2 User Feature into the catalog.

  1. Save your catalog and proceed to the next task: Instantiating a User Feature.

See the Quick Reference topic for a comprehensive list of the interactions that can be carried out on User Features.