Modifying/Updating a Lines Catalog

atarget.gif (1372 bytes) This task explains how to modify a lines catalog. Piping resources are used below - replace with the appropriate resource or directory in a different workbench.
You will need to modify the lines catalog if you want the catalog to display the attributes that have been added to line IDs from Release 14 onward.

You also need to update the catalog when you create a new line, or change the value of one of the attributes.

1. 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. The image below shows some of the lines and their attributes before updating.

  2. Click the Create/Modify Catalog button . The Create/Modify Part Catalog dialog box displays.

  3. If the lines 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 lines in a text file as explained in Step 4. You can also load all lines in memory (if they are in the catalog), in which case they will display in the Select Documents window, and select the lines 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.)
ascenari.gif (1364 bytes) 4. If you want to update all the lines then you do not need to take this step (unless you are using ENOVIA). This step is necessary only if you want to update some of the lines in the directory, or if you are using the ENOVIA Base option. Create a text file (give it any name you want), with a text editor like Wordpad, and enter the name of the new line you want to add or the line you have modified. Enter each line ID on a separate line. For ENOVIA-based you must enter the names of all lines you want to add or update.
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 the lines are stored. The default location is ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentAndSystems\XXX\SampleData\PipingLines where XXX\XXX is the application, such as Piping\. The file is CATPspPipingLine.catalog.
7. If you want to modify selected lines then click the button next to the Parts List field and navigate to the text file you created in Step 1. Click OK to begin modifying the catalog, which may take a few minutes. A dialog box will inform you of the progress.
8. If you were updating a pre-Release 14 lines catalog then it will be updated with additional attributes. The image below shows some of the lines in the updated catalog.

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