Saving a Power Copy in a Catalog  

This task shows how to store Power Copy elements into a catalog, for later use as described in Creating a Power Copy.
  1. Open the PktCreatedPowerCopy.CATPart file. The Power Copy is displayed below the Power Copy node.

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

Note that the Save in Catalog  command can not be used to either save, create or modify a Power Copy using ENOVIA V5 VPM.
  1. Click the Create a new catalog option and click the button located 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 Power Copies. Enter a file name and click Open.

  2. Click OK in the Catalog save dialog box.

Note that this command is also available from the Part Design and the GSD workbenches.
  1. 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 Power Copy created within a tree structure. Selecting 3 inputs displays in the right pane the characteristics of the Power Copy.

About the Reference tab
The Power Copy name as well as the document it originates from is displayed.

About the Keywords tab
The Power Copy name as well as its inputs are displayed.

About the Preview tab
The icon you have associated to the Power Copy (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.

Using the Catalog Editor

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

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

  3. Change the name of the family: Drivers and click OK.

  4. Double-click the Drivers family and click the Add Component icon.

  5. In the Description Definition dialog box, click , go back to the PktCreatePowerCopy.CATPart file and select the Driver Power Copy in the specification tree and click OK.

  6. Save your catalog and proceed to the next task: Instantiating a Power Copy.

For more information about catalogs, see CATIA Infrastructure User's Guide.
See the Quick Reference topic for a comprehensive list of the interactions that can be carried out on Power Copies.