This task shows you how
to add an attribute to a standard.
You can only add an
attribute that has discrete values.
Create a text file -
with Notepad or another text editor - and enter values for the new
attribute. Refer to one of the existing text files to see the format. Save
the file in the directory where the other files are located. Give the file
the same name as the attribute and follow the naming convention as evident
in the existing files. The default location of the ASTL standard, which is
provided with this application as a sample, is ...intel_a\Startup\EquipmentandSystems\Piping\Standards
Now you need to add the
attribute under the standard (which is ASTL in this example) and link it
to the file you just saved. To do this open the PipingStandards.catalog in
the application. (Use File-Open or drag it on to the workbench from
Double click on the standard
to which you want to add an attribute - in this case ASTL - to make it
active and click on the Add Family button .
The Component Family Definition dialog box displays.
Enter a name for the
new attribute. Under Type select Standard. Click OK. The new attribute
will display in the list of attributes under ASTL.
Double click NewAttribute to make
it active and click the Add Component button .
The Description Definition dialog box displays.
Click the Select Document button
and, in the File Selection dialog box that displays, navigate to the file
you created in Step 1. Select the file and click Open.
The values in the text file are now linked to the attribute you just
You can also use the procedure
described above to create an attribute in the "default"