Management of libraries

1. Main areas

Here are the main zones that compose “LIBRARY” environment of the Part Library.

Zones of Part library – Library area view
Zone 1 Part Library has two main environments: LIBRARY and PARTS.When LIBRARY is selected = Blue color Library environment of Part library is displayed.Three main functions are available from the top of this panel:
  • Create a new library,
  • Load a library
  • Set library as favorite
Zone 2 Reference libraries (Altair® FluxMotor® ) are available. Selections of libraries must be done in this field.

Slots or Magnets of these libraries are read only. However, they can be copied and moved in user’s libraries.

Zone 3 User’s libraries. Selections of libraries must be done in this field.

The users can create new libraries. See the process in the chapter “Reference commands”.

Zone 4 Visualization of all the parts (thumbnails) stored in the selected library.
Zone 5 Information relative to the selected library.“Reminder” is an area in which a memo can be written if needed.
Note: Note: The working folder is accessible for all the libraries.
Zone 6 It is possible to attach documents to the selected library (pictures, pdf files, etc.)
Zone 7 Libraries can be managed from this area:UNLOAD library means to cut the link between the library files and the LIBRARY environment.

DELETE library means destroy the links and all the associated files and foldersBROWSE allows to reach directly to the folder in which are stored data of the corresponding library


2. Direct access to main functions

All the functions listed below are described in the section dedicated to reference commands.

Note: These commands are available in LIBRARY environment as well as in PARTS environment.

1 Click on one of the three main buttons to use some main system functions.ü Book with a star = Set library as favoriteü Book with sign + = Create a new libraryü Book with arrow = Load a libraryNote: These three functions are available in the LIBRARY and PARTS areas.
1* Clicking on this zone allows accessing to the main menu.
2 Set library as favorite among "Inner Magnet" libraries and "Outer Slot" libraries.The selected libraries (bold characters) are opened first from the Motor Factory.See the process in the chapter “Reference commands”.
3 Load a library from a folder. See the process in the chapter “Reference commands”.
4 Create a new library. See the process in the chapter “Reference commands”.

3. Expanding the menu in Part Library

This menu gives access to system functions like help and exit.

1 Expand the menu in the left top part of Part Library in both areas: LIBRARY or PARTS.
2 List of actions available:ü Aboutü Debug modeü Help to open the online help documentation directly on the chapter dealing with Part Libraryü Exit for closing “Part Library” from the top menu of Part Library
Closing the Part Library is also possible by using this icon on the right top part of the Part Library panel.
* Closing the Part Library is also possible by using the shortcut CTRL-Q defined in the user's preferences.

For more information, refer to the chapter “user’s preferences”.