Converting a CATProduct to a CATPart

Sabrina posted this 12 December 2013

As the title says, I am trying to convert a CATProduct into a CATPart. Is there any easy way of doing this? I have tried a Saveas with no option.

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Amit posted this 12 December 2013

Afternoon Sabrina,

I took this oppotunity to generate a quick Video of how this can be done as its a question I frequently get asked.

Refer to the Hints & Tips section

Sabrina posted this 13 December 2013

That's great. The video was very helpful. However after following the steps in the well presented video, I still can't find the "Generate CATPart from Product" button under the Tools menu in the Assembly Design workbench. I am using R21, is this release dependent?

Amit posted this 16 December 2013

Morning Sabrina,

The "Generate CATPart from Product" tool is licence dependent. It is most likely that your licence is restricting you from being able to see it. Unfortunately the work around is to obtain a licence which allows for the tool to be used.


compton posted this 18 December 2013


What license is needed for this function?


ssmith posted this 25 March 2014

Hi Compton, For the PLM Express licence configuration the MCE licence is required (it is a function included in the Assembly Design 2 module of the licence I believe). Sam