Migrating V4 Parts to V5

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This task shows you how to migrate a V4 Tubing Design part to V5, using the copy/paste method. See also Exporting Parts from a V4 Model.
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1. You need to set a system variable before bringing up V5. Enter the following at a command prompt: set CATDisciplinePath=XXX\intel_a\startup\EquipmentandSystems\ProjectData where XXX is the directory path to your installation.

2. Move the V4 model containing the part geometry you want to migrate into V5, using ftp or any other method.
3. In V5, open the document you just migrated. The document will have *Master and *Draft tabs, and tabs for each part in the model. Click on the tab that has the name of the part you want to migrate to display the part. 

4. With this part displayed, open a new V5 Tubing Design document and then click Window - Tile, horizontal or vertical, as you prefer.
5. Select the project and discipline you want to use by clicking Tools - Project Management.
6. Click the Build Part button . The Create Part dialog box displays.
7. Click on the button next to the Component Type field to display the Class browser.
8. Expand the Tubing Part category and select a part type for your part. It will display in the Component Type field.
9. 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.
10. 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.

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. Check the Expand Representations checkbox so that both representations are activated. Click OK.

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

12. Copy the geometry from your V4 part into this application using standard Copy - Paste procedure. Select the V4 part geometry, copy it, double click on the part name in the specifications tree (starts Part Design) and paste what you copied on the entry Double. The geometry is copied into Double, unless it is a solid. If the geometry is a solid a new body is added. You must hide the three planes (xy, yz, zx).

Repeat this procedure for the single representation, pasting it on the entry PartBody and hide the planes. Save the part and shape documents you have just created.

13. Connectors are not migrated. To add connectors to the part see Creating and Modifying Connectors. If you want to add connector specifications see Associate Specifications to a Connector.
14. Properties are not migrated. To add values for properties see Define Properties for a Part.
You must modify the mapping table before these parts can be used in V5. See Modifying the Mapping Table on how to do this.
15. Add the part to a catalog. See Modifying a Catalog to learn how to add parts.

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