Migrating V4 Parts to V5

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This task shows you how to migrate a non-parametric V4 part to V5.

This application comes with a sample catalog containing all the parametric parts that were in the V4 Ductwork sample catalog. However, non-parametric parts that users themselves created, and which they need in V5, must be migrated by them using the procedure described here. There is no procedure for migrating parametric V4 parts to V5, users need to recreate these. In the procedure below the geometry of a triangular access cover will be migrated to this application.

You need to set the following variable before bringing up the application. Enter at a command prompt:
set CATDisciplinePath=XXX\intel_a\startup\EquipmentAndSystems\ProjectData where XXX is the directory path to your installation. You also need to click Tools - Project Management and select your project and discipline.

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1. Move the V4 model containing the part geometry you want to migrate into V5, using ftp or any other method.
2. In V5, open the document you just migrated. If your V4 model had only one part it will have only one tab (with the part name) besides *Master and *Draft. Click on this tab to display the part. If it had more than one part then click on the tab that corresponds to the part you want to migrate. The part will display.

3. With this part displayed, open a new HVAC Design document and then click Window - Tile, horizontal or vertical, as you prefer.
4. Click the Build Part button . The Create Part dialog box displays.
5. Click on the button next to the Component Type field to display the Class browser.
6. Expand the HVAC Part category and select a part type for your part. It will display in the Component Type field.
7. Enter a name for the part in the Symbol Name field. For the sake of convenience. it is recommended that you use the same name the part had in V4. Press Enter and then click Apply. The part will display in the specifications tree. Do not click OK if you also want to create a single representation. If the V4 part had both double and single representations and you want to migrate the geometry of both, then you must now create a single representation also, as shown below.
8. After you click Apply (Step 7), the Manage Representations button will become active in the Create Part box. Click this button to display the Manage Graphic Representations dialog box. Check the Expand Representations checkbox.

Click on "no" next to Single, and under the Defined column. It will change to "yes", indicating that a single representation document has been created.

9. Both single and double representations will display in the specification tree, which should look like the image below.

10. Copy the geometry from your V4 part into this application using standard Copy - Paste procedure. Select the V4 part geometry (you can use a trap box), copy, double click on the part name in the specifications tree and paste it on the entry Double. The geometry is copied into the entry Double, unless it was a V4 solid, in which case a new body is added. You must hide the three planes - xy, yz, zx. Do the same for the single representation, pasting it on the entry PartBody and hide the planes. Save the part and shape documents you have just created. See Copying V4 Geometry to V5 for more information about copying geometry.
11. Connectors are not migrated. To add connectors to the part see Creating and Modifying Connectors.
12. Properties are not migrated. To add values for properties see Define Properties for a Part.
13. To add connector specifications see Associate Specifications to a Connector.
To  add these parts to a catalog see Creating a Catalog and Modifying a Catalog.

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