Part Catalog Builder

(version 22.2 - relevant for Advanced Content Creators)

The Part Catalog Builder enables the creation and modification of the parts catalog.

This article describes how to edit parts in the Part Catalog Builder:

  • Open the Part Catalog Builder

  • Edit Properties

  • Group Parts

  • Saving after editing

  • Publishing

  • Meta Data Editing

How to edit parts:

Open the Part Catalog Builder

  1. Open the Digital Twin dashboard (on the web) and click on edit parts catalog.

  2. Part Catalog Builder will open in the PC app in the builder layout.

Note: The Part Catalog Builder can be accessed only in the PC app via the Web.

Edit the parts in the Part Catalog Builder

Edit properties (assembly properties window)

  1. Left click

  2. The property window will open

  3. Insert values into fields

  4. Edit properties (meta-data) of the part (or assemblies)

    • Name (changes in original and new)

    • Catalog\ID number (changes in original and new)

    • Spare part assembly yes/ no (default) (changes in original and new)

    • Free text field (changes in original and new)

    • Visibility (radio buttons-selection group) (changes only in new)

      • Shown (default)

      • Hidden from list and model

Note: Property window will not be displayed if a part isn't selected.

Group Parts

(changes are only visible in the new catalog)

  • Grouping can be done only on a single assembly

  • Once grouped there will be a "grouped" icon near the part name on the Catalog and near the part title in the properties window, while editing.

    • The group icon in Catalog will behave like a collapse arrow.

  • Grouped parts will be displayed in grey in the list and will be non-selectable while editing. Grouped parts can be edited by ungrouping the grouped parts.

Saving After Editing

Changes done will automatically be saved and the saved version will be displayed every time any content creator opens the Part Catalog Builder for the specific Digital Twin.

In order to see the changes made, in the digital twin scene, the Digital Twin must be published.

Note: In case no changes are made in the builder, the user will receive a pop-up message, asking if they are still using the builder. If the message is not acknowledged by the current editor (user), then another user, trying to open the Part Catalog Builder, with the same Digital Twin catalog will actively remove the first user from the Builder.


  1. Publish the Digital Twin item to view the changes

When creating a new digital twin item the hierarchy that is uploaded will be duplicated

For example:

  • The original hierarchy - CAD assemblies (CAD)

  • The new hierarchy - Parts Catalog (PC)


2 Parts Catalogs: Parts Catalog and CAD Assemblies


  • "Meta-Data" button: will open the metadata window pop-up window, containing information about the part/ assembly as defined in the properties of the Parts Catalog Builder. The window is a pop-up that needs to be closed to keep on interacting with what is displayed underneath.

    • Any click outside the window will close it

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