||This task shows you
how to create your own endstyle symbols.
||Some endstyle symbols
are provided with this application. if you want to create your own, single
or double line, symbols then follow the procedure described below. As of
Release 14, you can customize only endstyle, center of gravity and
fabrication break symbols.
||You will first need to create a catalog, using
the standard catalog facility provided. Click Infrastructure - Catalog
Editor in the menu bar to open the editor, and then open the CATfct file
for the application, in this case Piping. To open the CATfct file click the
Open User Dictionary button
and navigate to
the CATfct file you are using. The sample file is CATPipingSample.CATfct,
located in ...intel_a\resources\graphic.
||Click the Add Catalog Template button to
display the Add Catalog Template dialog box and make sure the entries match
those displayed in the image below.
Click OK to create a catalog.
||Select Endstyle in the specifications tree and
the Reference tab to display all the part descriptions.
Delete the descriptions you do not need - right click on a description
and, in the drop down menu, select Remove Description.
||You now have to link the remaining
descriptions to an actual drawing. You do this by double clicking on the
description to bring up the Description Definition dialog box and following
steps explained below. One sequence you could follow is:
- Open the drawing that contains the 2D geometry you want to link to a
description. NOTE: Each endstyle symbol must be defined in a separate
view in the 2D drawing, and each symbol MUST be defined in a 1 inch by 1
inch (25.4 mm) size. Each detail must have the same name as the one that
appears under the NAME field in the catalog, and to which you will link.
- Tile the screen so that you can see the drawing as well as the
- Double click on the description (if you haven't done so already) to
bring up the Description Definition dialog box. Click on Select External
Feature in this box.
- Select the 2D view containing the geometry you want to associate. The
association between the description and the symbol is done.
- Repeat these steps to associate other symbols to descriptions.
- Save the catalog and the drawings.
- Point to the catalog in the project resource management file.