This task shows you how to update the compartments of a wall system.
Updating compartments allows you to split and merge compartments. Compartments are then regenerated, and old ones are removed. You can, however, assign the attributes of removed compartments to the regenerated compartments. (Certain updates, such as moving a wall, do not regenerate and remove compartments.)
See Updating a Wall System for information on how to update a wall system after you have extracted the walls.
|You use the Update Compartments dialog box to update the compartments. When compartments are regenerated and removed, you use the Managing Resulting Compartments dialog box to assign compartment information (compartment ID and attributes) to the new compartments. Optionally, you can assign the ID and attributes of compartments being removed to the regenerated compartments.|
|1.||After modifying a wall system in the Sketcher
and exiting the Sketcher,
double-click the root in the specifications tree to activate it.
Click the Update Wall System button , and select any of the wall system Sketcher lines in your document.
The Update Wall System dialog box displays.
The Wall System Status field shows that the wall system is out of date.
Click the Update Wall System button (beside the Wall System Status field) to update the wall system. The Update Compartments dialog box displays.
The Wall System Status field shows that the wall system is now up to date, but the Compartment Status field shows that compartments are out of date.
If the update was of the type that does not regenerate and remove compartments (moving a wall, for instance), the Compartment Status field indicates that the compartment status is up to date.
When you add or delete a wall (split or merge compartments), compartments are regenerated and removed.
For this type of an update, clicking the Update Compartments button displays the Managing Resulting Compartments dialog box.
The regenerated compartments (the result of a merge or a split) display in the Compartments to Resolve frame at the top.
When you select a regenerated compartment from the Compartment column, the compartments that were merged or split (resulting in this regenerated compartment) display in the Compartments to be Removed frame. They also display in your document.
In the example above, selecting Cmpt-089, causes Cmpt-087 and Cmpt-088 (the two compartments that merged to create Cmpt-089) to display in the Compartments to be Removed frame. The Clash column shows Merge, indicating these two compartments merged and are being removed.
When you split a compartment, as in the in the example below, two regenerated compartments display in the Compartments to Resolve frame.
Selecting Cmpt-112 or Cmpt-113 causes Cmpt-111 (the compartment that split to create the two compartments) to display in the Compartments to be Removed frame.
The Clash column shows Split, indicating this compartment split and is being removed.
When you create a clash between regenerated compartments and old compartments, the regenerated compartments display in the Compartments to Resolve frame, and the old compartments to be removed display in the Compartments to be Removed frame. Clash displays in the Clash column.
The following shows how the clashing compartments display in your document.
|3.||Although a compartment being
removed displays in the Compartments
to be Removed frame, its attributes are available to be
assigned to regenerated compartments. A new compartment can inherit the
ID and attributes, or just the attributes, of a merged or split
compartment being removed.
To assign attributes of old compartments (to be removed) to regenerated compartments, select a compartment ID in the Compartments to Resolve frame.
Its status is Updated, and the Inherit Attributes column indicates that it has the attributes of the old compartment. (When a new compartment inherits the ID of an old compartment, it also inherits the attributes.)
When you have completed assigning ID and attributes to new compartments, click OK. The Update Compartments Statistics box displays, indicating the number of compartments that have been created, removed, and modified.
Click OK on the Update Compartments Statistics box. The Update Compartments dialog box now shows that the Compartment Status is up to date. Click Close to close the dialog box.