|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.|
|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
button . The
Create/Modify Part Catalog dialog box displays.
Select one of the following options:
|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.