Feature Dictionary: Creating Classes and Attributes

The feature dictionary editor allows you to create delete and manage object classes. Object classes are classifications under which you create various objects, like components, for storing in the catalog. You may, for instance, want to have several object classes under conduit fitting, one of them being 'conduit fitting adapter', and create various types of adapters under the class. Add the object classes and objects to the feature dictionary so that they become available in the Class Browser during parts placement.

In addition to that documentation, you may want to learn how to define class names in a CATfct file.

Also refer to the Understanding Project Resource Management.

If you choose to delete the sample CATfct file provided with this application and create a new one then any resource that uses attributes or subclasses will be unusable. You will need to create a new parts catalog, for instance, and add new parts in it.

You will not have this problem if you use the sample CATfct file to add classes to. You will learn more about these in this section.

Starting the Feature Dictionary Editor
Creating a New Object Class
Adding Properties to an Object Class
Defining Discrete Values for a Property
Generating a Report
Creating a New Feature Dictionary
Managing Colors
Opening a Reference Dictionary
Defining User Names for Classes & Attributes
Comparing Feature Dictionaries
Opening a Document Without CATfct File
Mapping the Functional Physical Classes