|This task explains the automatic parts design rule.|
|The automatic parts
design rule will place one or more parts automatically when you are placing
a part next to another part, such as a tube next to a valve. The associated
table contains data related to the attribute endstyle. An example is a
scenario where you place a flared tube next to a valve. The Tubing Design
application will place between them: a B nut, a union and a sleeve.
During the parts placement process the application will first examine the compatibility table to select the best connector match. The automatic parts rules takes over following this step and the application then:
This is a general design rule and the associated table is located in the directory ...\intel_a\Startup\EquipmentAndSystems\XXXXX\DesignRules, where XXXXX is the application name, such as Tubing.
From Release 14 this rule can also be used as a specification-related design rule. The associated table should be located in the directory ...\intel_a\Startup\EquipmentAndSystems\XXXXX\Specification (or any directory specified by users) where XXXXX is the application name, such as Tubing.
|1.||The image below shows the
automatic parts rule table for the Tubing Design product. Tables for other
applications will have different entries but function in the manner
The table has two sets of column headings, one set for each of the connectors to be used - PartType, Standard and EndStyle. A part will automatically be placed between two parts when: the values for these three attributes in the two connectors that are to be connected match one of the lines in this table.
For the PartType columns you can use the keywords "All" or "Not-".
Reading Line 1: If one part type is not a tubing nut, is from the standard SSTL and has the end style threaded male flared, and the other part type is a TubingStraightTube, is from the standard SSTL and has the end style flared tube, then place a tubing nut between the two parts.
In the image below a flared tube was placed next to a valve, and the application automatically placed a union, a B nut and a sleeve between the tube and the valve.