Changing the Size or Specification of a Part
||This task shows you how to resize a
part, or group of parts, or change the specification.
|With your document open click the Resize/Respec
Part button . The
Resize/Respec window opens. (The Reset/Resize/Respec buttons become
available after you make a selection.)
||To change the size or
specification of parts in a network, click the Select elements in
range button. The Analyze Networks dialog box
displays. Click the Path tab and set the From Object and To
When Current Path and
Number of objects in current path
accurately reflect the range you want to select, click Close.
The Resize/Respec dialog box opens. Click Resize to
open the Resize Parts dialog box, explained in the next step.
The Resize Parts
dialog box displays Width and Height fields. Select
either one of them to display the From and To fields
(shown below), which is what you will use to define the new value.
- The asterisks next to the selected field (in this case Width) will
display the new value when you select one.
- You can highlight your selection change, or reframe
it (available after you make a selection), using the buttons.
- If the Resize Run and Validate Turns
(checks for turn radius errors) options are grayed out, it is because
these operations are not relevant - there is no run selected.
- If there is more than one size in your selection then more than one
size displays. If one part has more than one size (a reducer) and
you have checked the option List Multiple Sized Parts in the Resize/Respec
dialog box, then the display will be as shown below, to allow for more
flexibility in selection.
- Move your pointer over a part to see values for various properties.
Click the button next to the From/To fields. The Select a Value
dialog box displays.
Select the new value and clock Close. The selected value displays in the
To field of the Resize Parts dialog box. Clock OK in the Resize
Parts dialog box to display the Define Part options dialog box.
||The Define Part Options
dialog box allows you to select a part when you have more than one
- The asterisk in the first column means you have more than one
selectable option for this part.
- The Options field appears when you select a part. Click on the
down arrow to display your options, shown above.
Make your selection and click OK. The selected parts will be resized.
Respec Parts dialog box opens, allowing you to change/add the
specification. The From and To fields display after you select a
Click the button next to the From/To fields to display the Material
Table dialog box.
The material table allows you to change the material. Note that values
for other properties may also change when you change the material, as you
can see in the table. Click one of the lines to make your selection.
||To change the size or spec of all
members of a line ID click the Select Line button
, and select the Line ID
in the Selection List that displays. Click OK and the
Resize/Respec dialog box will open. Make changes as necessary.
||To change the size or specification of members
of a Spool, click the Select Spool button
; select the spool in
the Selection List that displays, and click OK. With
the Resize/Respec dialog box open, proceed as above, making the desired
||To change the size or spec of a single part
select it in the document or from the specification tree and click the
Resize/Respec button. The Resize/Respec dialog box will open. Select the
Resize or Respec button and make your changes.