Customizing the Dictionary of Types: Procedure

atarget.gif (1372 bytes) This task explains how to customize the list of types that are displayed when you create any of these elements:
ainfo.gif (980 bytes) The capability for customizing the Dictionary of Types is available only on the Windows platform.
To accomplish this procedure, you must have installed Microsoft Excel 97 or later version. You should be familiar with the basic editing features of Excel, as well as with the file navigation and file editing capabilities of your system.
ascenari.gif (1364 bytes) 1. Copy the following files from \intel_a\code\command to a drive or directory for which you have read and write permissions:
2. Start CATIA.
3. From the menu bar, select Tools -> Macro -> Macros.
4. From the Macro In field, select External File.
5. Click the Select button, and use the Windows dialog box to navigate to the appropriate file.
6. Select the file PSLNomenAccessFeat.CATScript and select OK.
7. Edit PSLNomenAccessFeat.CATScript as follows:

Define the path strEXCELTemplateFileName to point to the directory to which you copied the files in Step1.

8. Save and close the file.
9. Select Run.

Microsoft Excel is launched, and a file is created.

10. Edit the Excel file to add or delete entries, as appropriate.
11. Save the Excel file with a unique name.
12. From the CATIA menu bar, select Tools -> Macro -> Macros again.
13. Select the Select button, and select the file PSLNomenBuildFeat.CATScript.
14. Edit PSLNomenBuildFeat.CATScript as follows:
ainfo.gif (980 bytes) If you do not have write permissions for this output path directory, you can define a temporary location. Contact your system administrator to move or copy the file to the correct location after it has been created.
15. Save and close the file.
16. Select Run.

The output file is created in the directory you specified. If you defined a temporary location for the file, it must be moved or copied to \intel_a\resources\graphic\CATArrNomenclature.feat before the modifications can take effect.

ainfo.gif (980 bytes) The modifications will take effect when you restart CATIA.

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