task shows you how to perform design checks on bendable pipes and tubes.
The design checks will tell you whether the radius of a bend, the total
length of the run and the rest length are within prescribed limits.
The rest length is the straight segment between two nodes (with bend radius).
|Click the Update button whenever you see it active (not greyed out) during this process. Also, don't forget that you need to have the Knowledge Expert product installed for this process. In the following example the maximum bend radius will be checked.|
|1.||Click Start - Infrastructure - Knowledge Expert to enter the Knowledge Expert workbench.|
|2.||Set up your options correctly or
you will not be able to do the following steps correctly.
|3.||Make the run active.|
Insert Rules button
and navigate to the KnowledgeRules directory.
|5.||Select Bendable_CheckMaxBendRadius.CATProduct and click Open.|
|6.||If the desired bend radius
violates the bend radius rules, a red light will show against the relevant
CATProduct line icon in the specifications tree, in this case
CATKWEBendRadiusCheck.1. If there is
no violation then a green light will show next to it. In the
illustration below the red button is showing (with the mouse pointer
pointed at it).
|7.||To change the maximum bend radius do the following: Each check has a parameter element beneath it in the specifications tree - in this case it is MaxBendRadius. Double-click on the element to display the Edit Parameter dialog box. Enter your maximum bend radius in this box.|
|To check for rest length and total run length select the appropriate CATProduct in the Load Report dialog box. Make sure it has the word "check" in it.|