ACES was a format of database used by CADDS5 by Land Rover, MG Rover, Leyland Trucks and some of their Wire Harness suppliers. It is a delimited text file format but the data it stores in limited compared to VeSys. Do you have a sample of the data you want to import? Sometimes importing data is actually slower that adding it in, although this seems a strange statement to make it is because importing data has a couple of downsides. We did some work with one customer to import data, it turned out that there data was much more than a list of part numbers with descriptions what this meant is that every component needed to be manually checked and terminals/seals assigned after import. It would have been quicker to manually enter the data as the 'Add similar' functionality could have been used to create whole families/ranges of connectors.
There is no check on the quality of data being added, for example 2 connectors of the same family/type may have different terminals assigned.
You will not be able to use the 'Add Similar' functionality, this is a fast way of duplicating components that are similar.
I should have pointed out that we've done a lot of work with the ACES format and understand it so we can theoretically convert data to ACES format in order to import into VeSys.
Thank you for the information. We have started to manually input the connectors into the database. its not tooo painful
I'd recommend you start with the commonly used families/ranges of connectors because you can use the 'Add Similar' functionality to speedily create a whole group of connectors. Also you kind of start in reverse order setting up Terminals, Seals and Additional Parts before you add a Connector...I'm sure you've already know this if you've done a few :).
One other approach is to put a few commonly used parts in the database then start creating harnesses, as you create your first harness you may need to add 90% of the parts to the database, on the second drawing this may drop to 60%, you'll find the quantity of new additions to the database rapidly decreases.
Hope this helps.