Import Specification From SRD File - CADWorx - Help

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20.1 (2020 R1)

Right-click on the project in the Main List View, and select Import Specification From SRD File

Imports data from a Smart Reference Data file by creating a catalog and specification in the import. For mapping details, refer to the Smart Reference Data CADWorx Interface User's Guide.

Units

Specifies the units for the import. When you select the SRD file for import and it contains the unit information, the software automatically selects the units and disables the list.

  • English/Inch

Uses the imperial system with nominal inch input.

  • Metric/Inch

Uses the metric system with nominal inch input.

  • Metric/Metric

    • Uses the metric system with metric input.

List Items

Type Name

Lists the type of information for the Smart Reference Data import.

Item Name

Lists the item name of the Smart Reference Data being imported, such as the component or the specification.

Parent Name

Indicates whether the Smart Reference Data information is created for the catalog or the specification. The catalog and specification information are created in the Import Specification From SRD File dialog box.

Status

Specifies the status of the Smart Reference Data information.

  • Pending

Indicates the item in the list has not been selected or imported.

  • Selected

Indicates the item in the list has been selected and is awaiting importation.

  • Successful

Indicates the item in the list has been successfully imported.

  • Failed

Indicates the item in the list has not been converted and has not imported.

Select / deselect all

Include or exclude all check boxes in the List Items box.

Separate Catalog

Indicates whether or not the software creates a separate catalog.

  • Catalog Path

Indicates the path of the separate catalog. The Catalog Path displays when you select the Separate Catalog check box. To change the name of the SRD catalog or to save in a different location, select the Catalog Path ellipsis.

File Path

Specifies the file path to the original file.

Select File

Enables you to select the Smart Reference Data files for the import.

Import

Imports the Smart Reference Data information.

Close

Closes the Import Specification From SRD File dialog box.

Help

Displays the online help.

  1. Right-click the project in the Main List View, and select Import Specification From SRD File.

    The Import Specification From SRD File dialog box displays.

  2. Click Select File.

    The Open dialog box displays.

  3. Select the Smart Reference Data file for import, and then click Open.

    If the SRD file contains the units, then the software automatically selects the correct units from the Units list and disables the Units list. If the SRD file does not contain the units, then you must select the units from the Units list.

  4. Select the check boxes to import.

    • You can use the Select / deselect all check box to select all the program codes under CADWorx Components.

    • Select the Separate Catalog check box to create a separate catalog.

    • To change the name of the SRD catalog or to save in a different location, select the Catalog Path ellipsis.

  5. Click Import.

    You can view a log file of the details for the conversion by clicking View log file.

  6. Click Close.

    The software imports the Smart Reference Data file specification.

If the Do you want to update project from base catalog? message displays, do the following:

  1. Click Yes.

    The Review Update message box displays.

  2. Click Yes or Review Update. If you click Review Update, see Review Table Links Dialog Box for more information.

    The project updates from the base catalog.

After import, check the data against the original SRD file. For the SP1 release of CADWorx 2015, the software places the Ident, Short, and Option codes in the specification.

  • The software places the Ident Code in the DBCodes Tables under the IDENT_CODE column and joins the IndexCode table with the DBCode table.

  • The software creates custom data fields for the Short Code and the Option Code under the Custom Data properties for that specification and component.