Adding a New Part Size

atarget.gif (1372 bytes) This task explains how you can add a new nominal size to a part.  
Part sizes available to you during part placement are governed by text tables contained within standards. You need to modify these tables as explained below. You also need to modify the part design table.
ascenari.gif (1364 bytes) 1. Open the file nominalsize.txt for the standard to which you want to add the size. The location of the sample file is ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentAndSystems\XXX\Standards\YYY where XXX is the application or discipline, such as Piping, and YYY is the standard, such as ASTL.
2. Add the nominal size to the file. Note that the size should be added in order, and should not be inserted just anywhere in the file. Also, follow the convention as you see it in the file. The two columns have the same value in different formats (e.g. .125 and 1/8in). The reason is that the first format is used where shorter text is needed, such as in file naming.
3. Add the size to the design table for the part. The design table is usually located in the same directory as the part. The location of the sample parts is ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentAndSystems\XXX\YYY\Componentcatalogs\Parametric where XXX and YYY are the discipline and application. Follow the convention as you see it in the file.
  4. Modify your parts catalog and specifications catalog so that the new part size is available to you. The process of modifying the parts catalog is explained in Modifying a Catalog. Specifications catalogs are explained in Creating a Specifications Catalog. Steps 9 and 10 are relevant for modifying.
Depending on the part size that you are adding, and your specific setup data, the tables associated with the following may also need to be modified:
  • Function physical mapping
  • Turn Rule
  • Bending Rule
  • Length Rule
  • Dimensions rules (pipe dimension, tube dimension, etc.)
  • Bolting Rule
  • Branching Rule
  • Shop Fabrication Rule
  • End Dimensions Rule

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