Modifying a Catalog

atarget.gif (1372 bytes) This task explains how to modify a catalog.  
Modifying refers to adding a new part you have created to a catalog, or updating a catalog after changing the attribute values of a part. In the example below a new part - belonging to a new chapter and family - will be added to a catalog. You can also select other options, as explained below.
ascenari.gif (1364 bytes) 1. Place the part you created in the directory to which the catalog points. If you are modifying a part it will already be in that directory.
2. Create a text file (give it any name you want), with a text editor like Wordpad, and enter the name of the new part you want to add or the part you have modified. In this example the part to be added is: M_EXPJNT_FL-RF.CATPart. Enter each part on a separate line.
3. Enter the workbench to which the catalog belongs. Click File - Open and navigate to the catalog you want to modify. It opens in the Catalog Editor. Activate (by double-clicking) the root chapter of the catalog (for example Piping Part in Piping Design). If you want to add parts to a particular chapter or family then activate only that chapter or family.
4. Click the Create/Modify Catalog button . The Create/Modify Part Catalog dialog box displays.

  • If the parts are stored on a file system then select File Base and follow the steps below.
  • If they are stored in ENOVIA then select ENOVIA Base and enter the names of all parts in a text file as explained in Step 2.
  • You can also load all parts in memory (if they are in the catalog), in which case they will display in the Select Documents window, and select the parts to process. (To load into memory, first open the catalog, then click File - Desk, all the lines display, select the lines, right-click on the selected line and select Open in the drop down menu.)

Select one of the following options:

  1. Create Chapter and Family for Components if needed: If you have a part whose family or chapter does not exist in the catalog, then one will be created.
  2. Add Components only to Existing Families (no family created): If you want to add parts only to existing chapters and families then check the Add Components to Existing Families checkbox. In the specifications tree, select the chapter or family to which you want to add (or modify) parts (you need to do this before you click the Create/Modify Catalog button). As an example, if you select the chapter Fitting shown in Step 8, then new parts will only be added to the existing families. New families will not be created, even if your parts list contains them. Parts will not be added to any other chapter.
  3. Create all Families and Add Components to the Selected Chapter: All parts in the parts list will be added under the selected chapter, regardless of which chapter it belongs to. If the parts belong to families that do not exist under the selected chapter, then they will be created.
  4. Add all Component to the Selected Family: All parts will be added to the selected family. All parts in the parts list will be added to the selected family. The option is only enabled when you activate a family.
  • Local preview: The preview you see is of the part stored in the catalog.
  • Reference document preview: The preview you see is of the reference document to which the part points.
5. Select the application in which you want to modify the catalog by clicking the down arrow in the Application field.
6. Click the button next to the Parts Directory field and navigate to the directory where your parts are stored. The default location is ...intel_a\startup\\EquipmentandSystems\XXX\XXXX\ComponentCatalogs\Parametric, where XXX\XXX is the application, such as Piping\PipingDesign. 
7. Click the button next to the Parts List field and navigate to the text file you created, containing the names of new and modified parts. Click OK to begin modifying the catalog, which may take a few minutes. A dialog box will inform you of the progress.
8. The part M_EXPJNT_FL-RF is added to the catalog. The family to which it belongs did not exist in the catalog so the family is also created. The chapter (FITTING) to which it belongs exists in the catalog so it is placed under that chapter.

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