Design area

1. Overview

Here are the main zones that compose “DESIGN” environment of the Part Factory.

Zones of Part Factory – DESIGN area view
1 Part Factory has two main environments: DESIGN and TEST.

When DESIGN is selected, it appears in blue color and it shows the part properties.

2 Shortcuts for displaying the corresponding chapter of the part properties.
3 The sector which represents the part is displayed on the central screen of the design environment of Part Factory.
4 Visualization of the part characteristics (part data described in chapters above etc.) is possible.

Scrollbars allow browsing the whole document rapidly and having an overview of all the results. Using scrollbars, complete data can be accessed and visualized.

5 Dimensions of screens can be adjusted by moving the separator line between drawing and table of results.
6 Icon to reload the excel file in which all the properties of the considered parts are defined.“Reload source” means that after loading the excel file, an analysis of its contents gives a status of this part.
7 Open source file allows opening the Excel file associated to the considered part.It gives access to the whole definition of the part.It represents the way to customize the parts.
8 Access to the system functions by expanding the menu on the left top part of the screen.

See the section dealing with the SYSTEM FUNCTIONS for more information.

2. Expanding the menu in Part Factory

This menu give access to two system functions: help and exit.

List of system functions available from the expanding menu. See section “SYSTEM FUNCTIONS”