Instantiating a 2D Component from a Catalog

This task shows you how to instantiate a 2D component you previously referenced in a catalog.
Performing this task assumes that you have already created a component catalog using the Interactive Drafting workbench. For more information, refer to Creating a Component Catalog in the Interactive Drafting User's Guide. To enable you to perform this scenario, a component catalog sample is provided.
Create a layout and a projection view. You will be using the Detail1.catalog document.
  1. Click Catalog Browser in the Catalog toolbar. The Catalog Browser dialog box appears.
    It contains the following information:

    • the name of the currently open catalog

    • the catalog chapter tree

    • a preview of the selected component

    • the possibility to perform a query on available components (refer to the Knowledge Advisor User's Guide for more details on formulas).

  • Click the Browse another catalog option from the Catalog Browser dialog box and open the Detail1.catalog document (from the \online\cfyugsm_C2\samples\Drafting directory).

  • Double-click Bolds chapter from the chapter tree.
    The list with the components included in the Bolds chapter appears in the dialog box.

  • Click Special K10 from the list available.
    This lets you preview the component you just selected.

  • Double-click Special K10 from the list.

    You can also right-click the chosen component from the dialog box, and select the Instantiate Component... option. 

    A preview of the 2D component is displayed in the view.
    The Tools Palette toolbar is displayed and proposes the following commands:

    Link with detail: instantiate a 2D component. The component instance is linked with its reference in a catalog.

    By default, this icon is activated.

    Expose: instantiate and expose a 2D component. The component instance is not linked to its reference in a catalog, but to an identical 2D component reference in a detail sheet.

    Explode: instantiate and explode a 2D component. The component instance is not linked to its reference, so behaves as independent geometry and annotations.

    Fixed together: instantiate and explode a 2D component, and apply a fixed together constraint to the geometry elements.
    The fix together constraint is not applied to annotations, dimensions nor dress-up elements.

    Change component origin: define another point in the view.

    Change component angle: define the angle in the view.

    Flip component horizontally: rotate horizontally the 2D component instance.

    Flip component vertically: rotate vertically the 2D component instance.

    Angle: define a value for the angle.

    Scale: define a value for the scale.

  • Click at the location where you want to position the 2D component instance in the layout view. The 2D component instance is created.

  • If needed, use the displayed manipulators to scale the instance, or move the instance by dragging it.

  • Repeat steps 4 to 7 if you want to instantiate additional 2D components from the catalog.

  • Click Close in the Catalog Browser dialog box when you are done.