Working Within the Hardware Parts Tab
The Hardware Parts tab is where hardware items for the product are located. Note: If the Hardware Parts tab does not contain any hardware items, they may be contained in a subassembly.
Hardware items can be manually added to the Hardware Parts tab. For the hardware to show up in reports when processing a work order, you must have, at a minimum, a part name, and a quantity. A width, height, or depth may be required for the hardware item you are adding.
If the hardware item has a 3D drawing block matching the name of the hardware item, values in the X, Y, and Z origins and rotations will allow the hardware item to be drawn. An associative rotation is required if the hardware item has associative machining tokens. For example, concealed euro-style hinges and base plates have associative machining.
Right-clicking with a cell selected in the Hardware Parts tab will display the following menu.
- Save Cut List to Disk – Allows you to save the product as a CUTX file.
- Cut – Allows you to cut a cell, or range of cells, from the spreadsheet.
- Copy – Allows you to copy a cell, or range of cells, from the spreadsheet.
- Paste – Allows you to paste a cut or copied cell, or range of cells, to another location.
- Paste Special – Allows you to select special formatting when pasting cut or copied cells.
- Microvellum Clipboard – Allows you to add, or paste, a hardware item to/from the clipboard.
- Show Hardware List – Allows you to select a hardware item from the specification groups.
- Remove Material from Parts List – Changes the material of the selected parts to become a negative material (draw only).
- Insert Function – Allows you to access the Formula Editor for the selected cell.
- Insert Row(s ) – Inserts a row, or rows, above the selected row(s).
- Delete Row(s) – Deletes the selected rows.
- Clear Contents – Clears the contents of a cell.
- Workbook Designer – Allows you to access the Workbook Designer interface.
- Close Product Editor – Closes Edit Design Data.