|This task shows you how to create a hanger.|
|Before you create
parts you should specify where they will be stored. A default directory is
specified but if you change it see
Project Resource Management. The parts are normally moved from this
directory into the catalog. You should also create a graphic
representations file and specify where it is located. (See Defining
Directory Paths and Define Graphic
Representations for a Part.)
See also Definition of Hanger Attributes.
If you want to be able to use the same hanger in other V5 applications, such as Electrical Harness Discipline applications, as well as other Equipment and Systems applications such as Piping and Tubing, then it is recommended you do the following. It is important that you perform them in the order described below.
|Click the Build Hanger Part
button . The
dialog box appears.
|2.||Click the Display Class
Browser button next to the Component Type field. The Class Browser
|3.||The Class Browser allows you to select the type of hanger you want to create. Navigate to the type you want by clicking on the "plus" sign next to each directory, or by using the three navigation buttons at the bottom. You can also filter for certain types. For instance, you can enter "rack" in the Filter field and hit enter to see all rack types. Click OK after making your selection. After you click OK the Class Browser will close and the part you selected will display in the Component Type field of the Create Part dialog box.|
|4.||The File Open button is used to bring up a part, say, if you did not finish creating it and had to close the application. Using the File Open button you can navigate to the directory where the part is stored.|
|5.||The Define Properties button
brings up the
Properties box, allowing you to change properties if needed.
If you are building a hanger that is to be placed on a run you must define the Standard attribute.
|6.||The Override Parameters button
button brings up a dialog
box which allows you to override a parameter. When you click on a parameter
on the left side of the box and then click on the arrow to bring it on the
right side, that means the parameter can be overridden. (See
Change the Parameters of a Part.) When you
place this part the application will try to determine a value for that
parameter. If it cannot, then you will be asked to enter one.
|7.||Click the Design Table button to create a design table and associate it to the part you are creating. For more information on this see the Infrastructure document - Advanced Tasks - Using Knowledgeware Capabilities.|
|8.||Click the Formula button to create formulas and parameters. See the Knowledgeware document mentioned above for more information.|
|9.||The Define Connectors button allows you to add connectors.|
|10.||The Associate Attributes to Connectors button lets you associate specifications to connectors.|
|11.||The Manage Representation button lets you create and manage graphic representations.|
|12.||The Set Object Type button can be used to set the object type.|
|13.||Click the Use ID Schema button next to the File Name field if you want the application to generate a name for the part.|
|14.||Enter a name for the part in the Symbol Name
field and press Enter. Click Apply or OK. The
part is created. In the illustration below it has been named Rack2.
The part has been created but it still does not have a graphic representation - it has no "looks". You will learn how to create one or more graphic representations for the part in subsequent tasks.
|15.||You must save the part to the directory specified in your Options dialog box. Double-click on the part Rack2 (in the image above) to make it active, and then use the File menu to save it.|