Working with Assembly Templates in ENOVIA V5 VPM

Note that the methodology described in this topic also applies to ENOVIAVPM.

Saving an Assembly Template in ENOVIA V5 VPM

To save an assembly template in ENOVIA V5 VPM, you first create the assembly and save it in ENOVIA V5 VPM. Then, you create the document template and save the product in ENOVIA V5 VPM (1). You create a CATIA catalog document referencing this assembly template (2), and save the catalog as a new document (Document kept mode) in ENOVIA V5 VPM (3). The catalog becomes available in the Search window in ENOVIA V5 VPM (4). You send the catalog from ENOVIA V5 VPM to CATIA (5) and instantiate the assembly template in CATIA (6).


Defining the assembly template

  • The recommended methodology consists in:

    • Creating a skeleton containing isolated geometry (not contextual). This skeleton is designed in context.
    • Designing the rest of the model in context of the document template.
    • Part1 and Part2 can be contextual to the skeleton via the Document Template product.
    • The skeleton can be contextual. In this case, the inputs will be automatically valuated at instantiation. If not, you will have to select them.
    • Note that if the document template was designed in context, the documents located above this template in the specification tree will be required at instantiation.


Referencing the assembly template in a catalog

Instantiating the assembly template

Supported Scenarios

Destination Product: Document not kept mode

In the graphic below, the assembly template has one input and the assembly contains contextual links. If the document contains contextual links, the context must be the root assembly. The instantiation can occur in a product saved in Publications Exposed storage mode. It is impossible to instantiate an assembly template into a product saved in Structure Exposed storage mode if this instantiation is going to create contextual links, that is to say if the  Keep link with selected object check box option is checked in the Tools>Options menu and if the template has inputs.

Destination Product: Document kept Scenario

In the graphic below, the assembly template has one input and the assembly contains contextual links. The Keep link with selected object option is supported.