How to store patterns in text files
You only need this when you want to import fastener dimensions into Lightning fully automatic.
For most users, doing the import manually once is faster than using these files. We explain how to do it manually here.
- The file needs to start with Lightning-ImportSettings-
- Note the dash at the end
- The filename can have any text or number after the required part. This way, you can create unique filenames that do not cause a problem with PDM.
- The extension need to be .xml
- Example: Lightning-ImportSettings-16.xml
Text content requirements
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
<ConfigurationNamePattern>Your configuration name pattern or empty</ConfigurationNamePattern>
<FilenamePattern>Your filename pattern or empty</FilenamePattern>
Available fastener types
This list keeps getting longer. Check out this Knowledge Base article on supported fastener types.
Available pattern tags
We keep a list here.