||This task shows how to
create a part.
|The process explained
here requires you to first build the graphic using Part Design. You do not
assign a type to the part first. The advantage of using this method is that
you can use the un-typed part again to create other types of parts. For
instance, you can use the same graphic for a coupling and a union. It is
recommended that you maintain separate directories for typed and un-typed
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.)
Light parts do not have a graphic to begin with, so you have to use a
modified process to create light parts. The initial steps are explained in
Creating a Light Part.
||Build a graphic using Part Design
and save it.
Build Part button
to display the
Create Part dialog box.
||Click the Set Object Type
button to open
the Set Object Type dialog box. Select the object type as
explained in Defining the Part Type. Click
OK in the Set Object Type dialog box. The part is
assigned a type and displays in the specifications tree and the viewer.
After selecting OK the Create Part dialog box
displays again. You can now perform the other functions contained in this
box, if needed. They are explained below. Note: All functions may not be
available for light parts.
||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. Clicking the File Open button opens a directory that
is specified in the Project Resource Management file. You can also navigate
to a different directory if you want to. You should only use this button to
open a part that has already been typed.
||The Define Properties
button brings up
the Properties box, allowing you to change properties if needed.
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.
For a stretchable part,
such as a piping stretchable, the "Length" attribute must be defined as an
||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.
||Click the Formula
button to create formulas
and parameters. See the Knowledgeware document mentioned above for more
Define Connector button
allows you to add
connectors. (If you are building an assembly this command will open the
Manage Logical Publications dialog box.)
||The Connector Specs
you associate attributes to connectors.
||The Manage Representations
button lets you
create and manage graphic representations.
Define ID Schema button
next to the File Name
field if you want the application to generate a name for the part.
||You must save the part after you
have made all your changes. Click Close or OK in the
Create Part dialog box to exit he command. Select the part in the
specifications tree, click File - Save as in the menubar and
select a location for the part.