Articles for the ‘Catalogue Creator’ Category

Catalog Creator – Table of Contents
Last modified: Aug 03, 2015

General Information Common Components Status Bar Menu Bar Project Tab Enterprise \ Manufacturer Vendors Categories Price Lists Leadtime Programs Resource Directories Product Catalogues Tab Overview Catalogue Information Table of Contents Edit Product Level All Products Products Tab Products Toolbox Products Spreadsheet Features Tab Overview Features Spreadsheet Options Spreadsheet Materials Tab Materials Toolbox & Find \ ...

The Layers tab in the Catalogue Creator
Last modified: Nov 16, 2015

The Layer tab reads the selected product’s symbol layer(s). This is essential as you will need to link the layer to material. The tab will be empty if there is no symbol link to the product yet. Same thing, link the layer to product by dragging and dropping it to the Product Tree View. Layer(s) ...

Automatically Assign Resources
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This section is used to attempt to match resources to elements in the project. When attempting to match resources to products, filenames will be compared to the product code. When attempting to match resources to materials, filenames will be compared against the material code. To find preview images that match products, press the Match Preview Images to Products button. ...

Model Previews
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The Model Previews section is used to generate preview images for products in the current project. Previews may be generated for single products or for all products at once. First, specify a product to be used to setup the resulting preview images. Select a preview product from the Product drop down menu. The product, with it’s default con guration, will ...

Project Merge
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The merge tool is used to compare, and potentially merge, two projects. It can also be used to merge speci c parts of another project into the current. The Source drop down menu is used to choose what project will be compared against the current project. By default, the menu will contain a list of all the projects ...

SIF Import
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area is used to import data from a SIF format. Before importing, some additional information will need to be specified. The Import Language drop down menu will specify what language the human-readable names and descriptions are in. The Swatches Directory sets where material swatches exist on disk. If the resolution of an image is provided via an ...

Results
Last modified: Jan 05, 2016

This area will display detailed descriptions of issues found by validations. Selecting validations in the Tasks area will display their results here. Issues are qualified by a severity: Information  The issue may not be an error at all, and will not hinder the function of the project. However, it may represent an undesired behavior. Warning  The issue ...

Tasks
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area will display validations that have been run from the Available Validations area. For each validation, an entry will appear in the list. Each entry has a name, a progress bar, a cancel button, and a restart button. The name matches entry in the Available Validations list. The progress bar shows several pieces of information. ...

Available Validations
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area lists all the available validations. Hovering over a validation with the mouse cursor will popup a brief description of what the validation will check for. The check marks next to validations indicate that the validation is set to be run when the Run Validation(s) button is clicked. Clicking a validation’s name will toggle the check mark. Pressing ...

Overview
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The validation tab is used to validate the integrity of a project. A number of related checks are collectively referred to as a ‘validation’. The validation tab provides a number of validations to detect common errors that can occur in a project. It is recommended that validations be run at regular intervals to ensure that a project is kept ...

Materials Spreadsheet
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This spreadsheet displays the set of materials in the current project. General information on working with spreadsheets is found in the Spreadsheets section, and information on materials may be found on the Materials page. The following is a list of the columns available to the spreadsheet. Code Every material requires a unique identifier. This is the ...

Materials Toolbox & Find \ Replace
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

These areas contain several miscellaneous features for working with the Materials Spreadsheet. The area on the right is a find and replace tool and works as described in the Find \ Replace section. Use Custom Resolution Some material swatches have resolution information set on the file. In these cases CET Designer will extract that resolution to ...

Products Spreadsheet
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This spreadsheet is used in the editing of products. Note that additional product editing functionality is provided by the Geometry tab. General information on working with spreadsheets can be found in the Spreadsheets section, and information on products may be found on the Products page. The following sections describe columns available to the spreadsheet. Code Every product ...

Products Toolbox
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area contains several miscellaneous features for working with the Products spreadsheet. The top portion of the toolbox is a find and replace tool for the Products spreadsheet, and works as described in the Find \ Replace section. The Visible Columns drop down menu provides a list of available columns for the spreadsheet. A checkmark indicates that the ...

All Products
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area provides a list of products within the current project. This list is used to populate the Table of Contents. Filtering Some projects will have a large number of products available, and finding a specific product or set of products can be difficult. To that end, there are a number of filtering options available to limit the ...

Edit Product Level
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area is used for detailed editing of product levels. The controls will be enabled while a product or product level is selected in the Table of Contents. Description Sets a human-readable description for the product level or product. Can be specified in multiple languages. Note that changing the description of a product with this field does ...

Table of Contents
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area is used to layout the contents of a product catalogue. The tree represents the different product levels and products within the catalogue, and the buttons above aid in working with it. Expand All Opens all elements of the tree to reveal the entire contents of the product catalogue. Close All Closes all elements of the ...

Catalogue Information
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area is used to set information speci c to the product catalogue. For information on product catalogues, see the Product Catalogues page. Code A unique identifier for the product catalogue. If the user attempts to enter a code that is used by another catalogue, the creator will add characters to the code to make it unique, before ...

Overview
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The following is a quick overview of the various sections of the Product Catalogues tab, ordered from top to bottom, left to right. Product Catalogue Selection Select an existing product catalogue to work with. New Product Catalogue Creates a new product catalogue and selects it for editing. Delete Product Catalogue Removes a product catalogue from the project. ...

Resource Directories
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The resource directories specify the location of resources that the project can utilize. These locations do not need to be the same as each other, or the same as the location of the project file. When making reference to resources, the location of resources will always be described relative to the relevant resource directory. Note that these directories are ...

Leadtime Programs
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area allows for the creation and manipulation of leadtime programs. For information on assigning leadtime programs, see the Product Catalogues, Products, and Options sections. For general information on leadtime programs, see the Leadtime Programs page. Leadtime Selection Select an existing leadtime program to work with from this drop down menu. Code A unique identifier for the leadtime ...

Price Lists
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This area allows for the creation and manipulation of price lists. For information on assigning prices to price lists, see the Products Spreadsheet, Product Catalogues, and Options sections. For general information on price lists, see the Price Lists page. Price List Selection Select a price list to work with from this drop down menu. New Price List Create a ...

Categories
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Categories are a way to classify products, and are used by CET Designer when filtering by classi cation. This area allows for the creation and manipulation of categories. For information on assigning categories to products, see the Products Spreadsheet section. Internally, categories are referred to as classifications. More information on categories may be found on the Classifications page. ...

Vendors
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

Vendors are an optional feature for a project. Once vendors are enabled, additional controls are enabled throughout the creator to allow the assignment of vendors. For more information on assigning products, features, and leadtime programs to vendors, see the Products Spreadsheet, Features, and Leadtime Programs sections, respectively. For more general information on vendors, see the Vendors page. Use ...

Enterprise \ Manufacturer
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This section is used to describe the manufacturer for the project, as well as some general information about the project itself. Code It is required that every manufacturer have a unique identi er. It is recommended that the manufacturer’s domain be used for this value. Languages Any text in a project that is intended to be human-readable can be ...

Common Components
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

There are several types of components that are common throughout the Catalogue Creator. This section will discuss their usage in a general sense. Specific uses are covered in the relevant chapters. Spreadsheets Spreadsheets are designed to simulate working with other spreadsheet software. The individual elements in a spreadsheet are referred to as either cells or fields. The vertical ...

Status Bar
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The status bar is visible from any of the tabs, and will occasionally display useful information about actions the user has or can take. Related posts: Menu Bar ...

Menu Bar
Last modified: Aug 29, 2016

The menu bar along the top of the creator is available from any tab. In the center of the bar, the name, description, and saved file are displayed for the current project. The other menu options are described in the following sections. File The following items are available from the File menu. New … Creates a ...

Options Spreadsheet
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

This spreadsheet will be populated when a feature is selected in either the Features spreadsheet or the Feature View. The following is a summary of the columns in the Options Spreadsheet and how they are used to work with options. For more information on working with spreadsheets, see the Spreadsheets page, and for general information on options ...

Features Spreadsheet
Last modified: Jun 04, 2015

The spreadsheet displays the set of features in the current catalogue. To work with attributes directly on the feature, work with the cells in spreadsheet. To work with the options on a feature, begin editing that feature by pressing the  icon on the right side of the feature’s row header. More information on working with spreadsheets can be found ...