Tech Tip: Catalog Content – Updating and Verifying

  • March 19, 2015 at 11:47 am #25042
    Christopher Rathlein
    2020 Moderator

    How To Update and Verify Your Catalog Content


    Updating your Catalog Content

    You may update your catalog by using one of the following methods:

    1. Update your 2020 program with the 2020 Commercial Catalogs DVDs. The MONTH and the YEAR will be identified on the DVD. Or…

    2. Log in to (Internet Explorer is recommended for the best experience) and take the following steps:

    a. On the landing page select the appropriate manufacturer from the “Manufacturer” drop down and click Submit.

    b. On the 20-20 Commercial Manufacturer Updates page click the green download arrow under appropriate software product column.

    c. On the Manufacturer 20-20 Commercial Catalogs page click the link for “20-20 <Product> Catalog Download”.  For pricing, options and Visual Materials only select “Worksheet” for the smallest download. To include CAD graphics with your pricing and options you should select CAP or Giza.

    d. When you click the link the download should begin. Allow the download to complete. Run the downloaded “XX_MFG.dsazip” file and follow the instructions.


    Verifying a Catalog Update

    1. Pricing: If your manufacturer uses price zones, you may verify the Price Effective date on in Worksheet by opening a specific catalog on the Content tree and looking at the “Price Effective” next to “Zone 1”. You may also drag a single part from that catalog into a worksheet file and turn on the “PZ Description” column. View > Columns > Customize Columns > Check the box for “PZ Description” and click OK.

    Note: Not all manufacturers use Price Zones or Price Effective dates in 2020 products. If the field is empty that particular manufacturer most likely does not use that field. 

    2. General Catalog Updates: If you were not expecting a price increase, but you still need a catalog update for other reasons, you may verify the catalog version by inserting a single part into a worksheet file and turning on the “Catalog Date” column. View > Columns > Customize Columns > Check the box for “Catalog Date” and click OK.

    Note: This the date of the actual 2020 file from which the part was originally pulled. It will remain the same on a worksheet going forward. You may use this as a reference on older worksheet files to see from what catalog update an individual part was inserted.


    Contacting 2020 for Support

    If you have any difficultly updating your catalog please contact 2020 Technical Support by using the information in this other thread.

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