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Working with the catalogue

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#1 Working with the catalogue

Hi,

How do I vew the entire catalogue of manufacturers parts ?

Also, how do I update a part number of something that is already in the catalogue ?

And how can I delete items from the catalogue ?

I can't see these options in "catalogue tools" ?

Thank you,

Mark

Thanks for posting on the

Thanks for posting on the forum!

How do I vew the entire catalogue of manufacturers parts ?

There is currently no function that allows to see the entire catalogue in one view.  You can only browse catalogue parts for a specific class at a time.

 

Also, how do I update a part number of something that is already in the catalogue ?

This tutorial about assigning part numbers explains how parts are created and updated to the catalogue.

 

And how can I delete items from the catalogue ?

When you use the function 'Assign from catalogue' (explained in the previously mentioned tutorial), if you select a part from the list of avaiable parts and delete it, it will be deleted from the catalogue. 

 

Let us know if this properly answered your question!

 

 

 

 

perfect thank you

perfect thank you

Do you think we could have a

Do you think we could have a feature to export the catalogue to Excel where it could then be edited and re-uploaded to SkyCAD? I find it a bit slow to build the catalogue in SkyCAD and want to go through it and double check everything.

It's not that simple...

Do you think we could have a feature to export the catalogue to Excel where it could then be edited and re-uploaded to SkyCAD?

You are not the first one to ask for such an import feature, but unfortunately it is not that simple.  A part in SkyCAD is not just a series of properties that can be grouped in one spreadsheet row.  Additionnaly to properties, a part has a complete structure of sub-elements, such as conection ports, connection port groups (ex: contact types, such as NO or NC...), accessories, default symbols to use, etc.  

One of the project we have is to create a community catalogue, which would allow our users to automatically make public all the parts they create and/or modify, allowing all other users to download and import them into their own SkyCAD catalogue.  We believe that this will allow users to have an easy access to the main electrical components used on our field ot work.  We hope to see this take place within the next year.