Working in Cache Mode

This task discusses steps you should take to design efficiently in cache mode.
Cache mode refers to designing without loading all the technological data of objects in your document. It is recommended because it allows quicker loading of documents and execution of commands. However, you may need to take certain steps to design efficiently in this mode, which are discussed here. This task also explains ways of executing certain commands while in cache mode.


1. When you are using the command Place Object from Catalog while you are in cache mode you will not be able to place a part on a connector because connectors are not loaded. To change that part to design mode click the Analyze Item button and then click the part. That part will be converted to design mode and connectors will be visible.
2. It is recommended that you redefine the location of the CATCache directory. This directory is used to store certain design elements (cgr files) that are used when visualizing a document in cache mode. If the file name of an element is too long then the visualization will not be correct - this is a Windows limitation. Because the full path name is used in the file name, you should redefine the location so that the path name is short - as short as you can make it. To redefine the path name click Tools - Options - Infrastructure - Product Structure and select the Cache Management tab. Enter the new path in the Path to the Local Cache field.

3. Wireframe geometry, such as the sections on trapeze hangers, are not visible in cache mode, which also means they cannot be selected. If you want to be able to see them in cache mode then check the option Save Lineic Elements in CGR. You can find it in Tools - Options - Infrastructure - Product Structure and the CGR Management tab.