Downloading and Accessing Part Data

You can download PartQuest Portal part data in the Enterprise Data eXchange (EDX) format directly through your web browser.

Tip

An alternative to downloading part data as an EDX package file (.edx), is to drag and drop a part from the PartQuest Portal search results to a design entry tool with either the Xpedition Enterprise Flow or the PADS Professional Flow version VX.2.7 or later. Search for “PartQuest” in your design entry tool’s online help and documentation.

Procedure

  1. In the search results list, your custom parts, your project, or your favorites, do either of the following:

    If you want to...

    Description

    Select all the parts in the list

    At the top of the list, click the Select All button.

    All parts in the list highlight.

    To unselect a row, click a highlighted part row of the list.

    Select one or more parts in the list

    1. Click a part row to select the desired parts from the list. You can press Shift-click to select a range of part rows.

    2. (Optional) To unselect a part, click a highlighted part row of the list.

    The part rows you select highlight.

    Unselect all parts in the list

    At the top of the list, click the Select None button.

    All parts in the list unhighlight.

  2. Click the Download button at the top of the list.
    Tip

    If you are viewing and downloading a single part, you can click the download () button on the left side of the short description, or click the Download button on the bottom-right side of the detailed description.

    If any of the selected parts do not reference a partition prior to the download, a Partitions dialog box displays, requiring you to specify a partition for each part listed.

    The PartQuest Portal application downloads an EDX package file (.edx) to the download location you specified.

  3. To access your downloaded part(s) on your file system, navigate to your browser's download area, such as C:\Users\{user_name}\Downloads.

    You can move the downloaded .edx file to a different folder.

Results

You have downloaded the part information of the parts you selected as an EDX package file. You are now ready to review the part information of the EDX package or import the part information to a project or a library.

For more information on importing part data into a library, search for “EDX package” and “PartQuest” in your data management tool’s online help and documentation. For information on adding PartQuest Portal parts to a project, search for “PartQuest” in your design entry tool’s online help and documentation.