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TableofContents

Video 8
Modifying the Catalog
Modifying for Enhanced Mode

Video i - Getting Setup


The CADWorx environment
Video ii - Setting up Isogen
Project Manager and folders

Video 9
Creating a new Spec
Adding Components to Spec

Video iii - Using Video Training


Maximizing the videos

Video 10
Testing the Spec
Viewing in Enhanced Mode

Video 1
Setting the Configuration
Creating a Company Catalog

Video 11
Creating a Branch Table
Adding Branch Components
Checking the Catalog

Video 2
Modifying the Size Table
Viewing the other Tables
Importing Legacy Data Files

Video 12
Testing the Branch Table

Video 3
Creating a New Data File
A New Top works file

Video 13
An in-line User Shape
Testing in CADWorx & Isogen

Video 4
Valve with Special End Types

Video 14
3D non-sym User Shape
Testing in CADWorx & Isogen

Video 5
Creating a New Project
Importing Legacy Specs

Video 15
Automating Long Desc
Adding to the Catalog

Video 6
Modifying Component Info
Thickness in Long Desc.
Adding Top works in a Spec
Testing Results

Video 16
Automating Long Desc
Using Data Tables and Fields
Video 17
Automating Long Desc
The Cut and Paste Document

Video 7
Adding Valves to the Spec
Testing Results

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1 In the videos that fo
1.
ollow, we'll be working
g with the new
CADWo
orx catalog
g and specifications exxplorer. The
e way we
work witth the data files and co
omponent information has
changed
d significantly in this ne
ew version. In the passt, CADWorrx
used librraries comp
posed of text files for its compone
ent
informattion.

2 When we
2.
w look at what
w
we use
ed before, we
w had thre
ee main
folders. We had the
e Library_I, the Libraryy_M, and th
he
Library_
_MM. Thes
se folders ea
ach contain
n subfolderss for the
differentt pressure ratings,
r
like
e the 150 orr the 300. If I doubleclick on 150, we ca
an see that in these follders are th
he data filess
that carrried all the measureme
ent data forr the compo
onents.

3 If I doub
3.
ble-click one
e of these files, we can
n see this iss where all
the mea
asurement data
d
was lo
ocated. It's really a texxt file. It had
an open
ning and clo
osing parentheses, and
d it had varrious
columnss that conta
ained the da
ata. Once we
w got used
d to working
with thesse, it was a simple ma
atter to add to them or modify
them as needed. We
W built ourr specs, using a spec editor
e
to
t
data files
f
as nee
eded, and we
w modified
d
work witth parts of these
our desccriptions to suit our pa
articular spe
ec. This worrked well fo
or
a numbe
er of years.

4 The new
4.
w way is sim
milar, but things are mo
ore highly organized.
o
The new
w catalogs, which used
d to be the Library_I or the other
library fo
olders, are collections of tables now. We'll have
h
a size
e
table; we
e'll have a material
m
tab
ble, and so forth. Because we're
now goin
ng to be wo
orking with tables, we can combin
ne fields
from the
ese tables in
nto our spe
ecs with mo
ore options; we'll have
more fle
exibility than
n we had be
efore.

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5 With the
5.
e new syste
em, we'll be able to cre
eate compo
onents with
differentt conditions
s very easilyy, which wa
as somethin
ng that wass
really qu
uite involved
d when we were workking with the
e older
version. The new version
v
also
o contains a branch tab
ble. This
will add additional controls
c
to how our projects get modeled
m
byy
our designers.

6 So at firsst, our new


6.
w version miight take a little bit of getting
g
used
d
to, but th
he end resu
ult is going to be a much improve
ed way of
setting up
u our spec
cifications and
a compon
nent data. So
S let's take
e
a look att that now.

7 I have to
7.
o Windows Explorer opened, and
d I'm in the CADWorx
folder. Here
H
is the Plant folde
er. If I doub
ble-click Pllant and I
look, now
w we don't see the Lib
brary_I or other
o
libraryy folders.
We do have
h
a spec
c folder, tho
ough, so I'm
m going to doubled
click tha
at one, and we'll take a look at itss contents.

8 What we
8.
e have now
w are some sample cattalogs. We
e see a
collectio
on of specifiic catalogs,, as well as a sample_
_inch catalo
og
and a sa
ample_inch
h project. So
o now the new
n
data sttructure, the
e
new wayy we're goin
ng to put to
ogether our component
specifica
ations is go
oing to inclu
ude projectss.

9 One wayy we can sttart the spe


9.
ec editor is to
t double click
c
this fille
the CA
ADWorxSp
pecEditor.e
exe file. So I'm going to doubleclick tha
at file and the spec ed
ditor will sta
art.

1 You can
10.
n also start the spec ed
ditor from within
w
CADW
Worx. If we
e
went to CADWorx and
a you loo
ok on the CADWorx
C
P
Plant
I tab,
there's a button th
hat will sta
art the spec
c editor. So
S you can
start it frrom within the
t folder, the
t way we just did, orr you can
also starrt it from within CADW
Worx itself. One option
n or one
advantage of doing
g it the way we just sho
owed you, where
w
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double-cclick CADW
WorxSpecEd
ditor.exe is it allows yo
ou to run th
he
spec editor as a sta
andalone application. So you could copy
these file
es over to machines
m
w
where
peop
ple might wo
ork on
specifica
ations but don't
d
necessarily do de
esign work.

1 What we're
11.
w
going to
t do first iss set up ourr new catalog. A
catalog in this syste
em is a colllection of ta
ables that are
a the
source files
f
for all of
o the comp
ponents. In
n the past, itt would be
similar to
o working with
w library_
_M or librarry_I. We ca
an use the
sample catalogs if we
w choose, but if we start
s
adding
g or
modifyin
ng it, well changing
c
the
e source ca
atalogs. It'ss better to
make ou
ur own copiies, and the
en keep the
e ones that ship with
the syste
em separatte.

1 Click th
12.
his top buttton and se
elect new catalog. Th
here are
several types
t
of ca
atalogs: a company
c
ca
atalog, an in
ndustry
catalog, or a globall catalog.

1 If we're an end use


13.
er, we woulld make a company
c
ca
atalog. If we
w
were an engineerin
ng design firm making a variety of catalogs
ht want to make
m
an ind
dustry catalog. I'm
for clientts, we migh
going to click on company
c
catalog. Ill leave the name
n
the
same he
ere (Compa
any1.cmp)). You can insert your company
name in the field if you want.

1 Next we
14.
ell tell the system
s
whe
ere our source-file is lo
ocated. If
we go to
o this box with
w dots in it and click,, we can ch
hoose one of
o
the samples that sh
hip with the
e system. For
F this exa
ample, I'm
going to use the Sample_Me
etric_Inch. Why don't you do the
e
same for this startin
ng example
e, and then later you can
c do the
one you like?

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1 After sellecting that, click open


15.
n. Next well set the units.
u
Click
k
the dow
wn arrow, and
a choose
e the Metric
c/Inch format. Now
things are set as ne
eeded.

1 The cata
16.
alog can be
e saved in different
d
loccations, if yo
ou want to
locate it in a specific folder. Ill save this example in
n the defaullt
nd click OK
K. It's essen
ntially a blank catalog at this poin
nt.
folder an

1 If I double-click th
17.
he data tab
bles, there's nothing down
d
in
them. The
T sample catalog tha
at I used for my source
e is down at
a
the botto
om of the screen. It's shown as the
t base ca
atalog here.

1 If you click the plu


18.
us next to size
s
table in
n the base catalog at
the botttom, you ca
an see therre is a size table in the
e base
catalog. Ill highlig
ght it and th
hen hold down the le
eft mouse
button and
a
drag itt up and re
elease. It will
w get copied into the
size tablle in the ne
ew companyy catalog.

1 So that''s what we're going to do. We're going to cllick these


19.
tables in
n the base
e catalog drag them up
u into ourr company
y
catalog. That way
y we can bu
uild our cata
alog to matcch the
on you use this method
d is there may
m be som
me
sample. The reaso
things yo
ou don't wa
ant to bring in. Ill copy
y the thickness table
e
up, and I'll do the same
s
with the end ty
ype tables. You can
see therre are a varriety of table
es in the ba
ase catalog
g.

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2 Ill click on the butttweld end


20.
d type, and then I'll scroll down
while ho
olding dow
wn the Shifft key. Tha
at selects all of these.
Then drrag them up, and they
yll be cop
pied into the
e end type
table in the
t compan
ny catalog.

2 Now we'll bring in the data ta


21.
ables. The
ese are all the
measure
ement files.. These ussed to be text files in th
he library
folders in earlier ve
ersion. In th
his version they dont contain
c
ement data..
descriptive data, just measure

2 Ill come
22.
e down and click the plus
p
next to data tables. The
differentt componen
nt types are
e all listed. Holding down the
shift key
y, Ill click the first and last one
e listed, wh
hich will
select alll of them.

2 Then ho
23.
olding dow
wn the left button
b
of the mouse,, Ill drag
these up to the co
ompany ca
atalog and release. They'll
T
be
copied from
f
the sample catalo
og into the company
c
catalog. If I
hit the plus next to data tabless in the com
mpany catallog, I can
see thatt all the info
ormation is in there. So
o why don't you get it to
this poin
nt, and then
n we'll continue from here?

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1 In the prrevious vide
1.
eo we creatted our new
w catalog. Now lets
see how
w it's organiz
zed. This is a list of ta
ables that contain
c
all
the inforrmation nee
eded to desscribe the components
c
s and to
build wo
orking specifications.

2 Looking at these, we
2.
w have a size
s
table; we
w have a material,
m
schedule
e, thickness
s, end type
e, and data tables. I'm going to
click the
e plus nex
xt to the sizze table, an
nd I'll double click
Size, an
nd the table opens.

3 I can see now that this catalog


3.
g is going to
o be able to
o handle
components that ra
ange from an
a eighth off an inch all the way up
in size to
o 60 inches
s. We can add
a to this table
t
or take things ou
ut
if we wa
ant to. It's an
a XML file,, and it's go
oing to beha
ave similar
to a spre
eadsheet.

4 For our example, highlight


4.
h
th
he three an
nd a half, or just click in
i
this squa
are, and the
en you can right click
k and click to remove
e
this row
w. Click "O
OK", and it will take tha
at size out of the table
e.
You can
n see that its quite eassy to work with.
w

5 Click th
5.
he plus nex
xt to the ma
aterial tablle. Double
e click MAT
T
and it op
pens the lis
st of materia
als that are available fo
or our
components. We can
c see diffferent kindss of specificcations,
grades, compositio
ons, and densities. We
e can see how
h
these
are appllied to vario
ous types of componen
nts.

6 There's also a part number asssociated with


6.
w each pa
articular kind
e these valu
ues to build
d an
of materrial. Later, we can use
automattic part num
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7 Scrolling
7.
g down, you
u can see this list is ve
ery extensivve. Here's a
typical entry,
e
an A5
53 Grade B. The denssities are go
oing to be
used later, along with
w the thickkness table
e, to calcula
ate the
weight of
o compone
ents.

8 Next, we
8.
ell take a lo
ook at the schedule
s
table. Double click
SCH to open it. Sh
hown are th
he various schedules
s
t
that
are
included
d in this cata
alog. You can
c alwayss add to the
ese if you
like.

9 We'll do the same on


9.
o the thic
ckness table. We'll click
c
the
nd double click
c
THK. The syste
em shows th
he
plus, an
component thickne
esses. If we
e look at a one-inch
o
co
omponent,
we can see
s how the thicknesss are shown
n based on the
schedule
es.

1 Go to sc
10.
chedule 40
0 columns and expan
nd it. The wall
w
thicknesss on a one-inch sched
dule 40 is 3.38.
3
That'ss the value
listed in millimeters
s. If you're working
w
in imperial, yo
ou'll have a
decimal inch value. This table
e is going to
o contain all the
thicknesss information needed for these components
c
s. The
system has
h the ability to map these thickkness value
es into the
long desscriptions; there's
t
an easy
e
processs to make that
happen.

1 Next, cliick the plu


11.
us next to end
e type ta
ables and expand
e
it.
There arre a numbe
er of end typ
pes availab
ble for use in CADWorrx.
It is straight forward
d to create components with diffe
erent end
types. For
F example
e, we could
d make a ga
ate valve th
hat's
threaded
d on one side and flan
nged on the
e other. We
e'll do that as
a
part of our
o exercise
es later.

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1 Lets minimize this


12.
s table, and
d click the plus next to
t data
tables. Scroll dow
wn to Valve
es and clic
ck the plus
s. This
shows th
he various types of va
alves in the catalog. Its similar to
o
what we
e had in earrlier version
ns.

1 Click th
13.
he plus nex
xt to gate valve,
v
and we'll
w see the different
gate valvves that are
e included in this catalog.

1 Double click the gate


14.
g
flange
ed 150 (gatt_f_150), an
nd you can
see thatt this file ran
nges from a two-inch up
u to a 30-iinch file.
This file contains all the meassurement da
ata. There are no
descriptive data in this, but it has
h all the measureme
m
ents that it
needs to
o draw the component
c
ts.

1 Let's sayy we wante


15.
ed to get a larger range
e here. Wh
hat if we
wanted gate valves
s that went up to 48 inches or som
me other
o do is edit and expand
d this range
e
size range? What we need to
d take a valvve cut shee
et and begin
n adding
of sizes.. We could
entries right
r
in this table. Ano
other choice
e would be to import a
file from somewherre else that has the da
ata. Let's se
ee how tha
at
is done.

1 To bring
16.
g in a legacy
y file, we ne
eed to do a few steps.. Scroll up
to the to
op, and we can see th
he name off the catalo
og. If I putt
the poin
nter on tha
at and rightt click, I ha
ave an optio
on here to
import le
egacy data from files. So you do the same, and the
system will
w display a dialog bo
ox for us.

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1 This will let us bring


17.
g in some files.
f
We ca
an bring in an individual
file, or we
w can bring
g in folders. We can also
a
take things out.
I'm going
g to click "Add
"
Files,," and we can do a sea
arch and
find the file to impo
ort.

1 By defau
18.
ult, the systtem will takke you to yo
our current location on
your new
west versio
on of CADW
Worx, probably in the spec folder.
Click on
n the C: drive, and we
ell find the folder or file we want
to bring in.

1 If you ha
19.
ave a previo
ous version
n of CADWo
orx on yourr machine
you could go to the
e CADWorxx 2012 or CADWorx 20
010 folder
(whatever version you
y might have).
h
If yo
ou don't havve a
previouss version off CADWorxx on your machine, Ive
e included
the file youll
y
need in this video
o in the dow
wnload filess. Theres a
button called
c
Less
son Files on the webp
page where this video is
being played. You can click itt to downloa
ad the files youll need
d
in these exercises.

2 In my ca
20.
ase, I'm go
oing to go back to CA
ADWorx 20
012, since I
have pre
evious vers
sions loaded
d on my ma
achine. I'll double
click tha
at, and I'll go
g to Plantt and doub
ble click it. I'll go to
Library_
_M, becaus
se that's the
e format I'm
m using, and
d I'll go to
the 150..

2 Now Ill look for the


21.
e data files that
t
I need. What I'm looking forr
is a flang
ged gate va
alve data fille which is set up for la
arger sizess.
It's this one
o right he
ere (GAT_F
F_L.150). If
I I double click it, it
will bring
g it into the import dialog box. No
ote: If you dont have a
previouss version off CADWorxx on your machine you
u can double
e
click the
e file in yourr CADWorxx_Lesson_F
Files\Speciffications
folder th
hat you dow
wnloaded. The
T file is named
n
GAT
T_F_L.150.

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2 Clicking By Colum
22.
mn Name displays som
me column names. If
you clickk By Colum
mn Count you'll
y
see th
hose. We can
c bring it
in by eith
her one.

2 Click B
23.
By Column
n Count. Iff you double click the
e file name
e,
the data
a file will ope
en and you
u can see th
he details. This is a
gate valvve that goe
es from 18 up
u to 48 incches. So th
his will workk
great forr what we need.
n

2 In the older version


24.
ns, the data
a files includ
ded what manufacture
m
er
the valve
e data cam
me from. Th
his informattion in this file
f came
from a Crane
C
55 ca
atalog. The
e valves usu
ually have information
i
n
like this given since
e they can vary.
v
With fittings, thiss informatio
on
is usuallly not includ
ded since th
hey're going to be con
nsistent.

2 We've got this high


25.
hlighted. We
e've got a list of data file
f types, so
o
s
one that
t
matche
es the type of file were
e bringing in.
we will select
If we select the Ga
ate Valve, Buttweld/F
B
Flanged, an
nd we click
k
Import, it will import the data file into ourr catalog.

2 Another thing to do
26.
o is click on
n the View Log File button,
b
and
d
you'll se
ee a record of the different converrsions that you've done
to bring in legacy data
d
into your catalog. This is som
mething you
can print out later to have a re
ecord of you
ur work.

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2 Now lets click the


27.
e "Close" button.
b
Loo
ok down un
nder gate
valves and
a youll se
ee the file we
w just impo
orted. Here
e it is, this
gate flan
nge large (G
GAT_F_L_150). If we
e double cllick it, the
file will open,
o
and we
w can see the data.

2 So that'ss how you can


28.
c bring in
n legacy da
ata into yourr catalog in
the new version. You
Y might have
h
some componentts you built
yourselff from scratc
ch, and you
u want to brring them in
n and have
them as part of you
ur catalog.

2 So you do what weve sho


29.
own up to
o here, and
d then we
e'll
continue
e after that.

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1 We're making
1.
m
good
d progress. In the prevvious video
o, we
imported
d a legacy file,
f
a file fro
om CADWo
orx 2012 orr 2010 that
could drraw large ga
ate valves. We saw how
h
to go ab
bout
importing informatio
on into the 2013 syste
em from spe
ecs and
from datta files that were creatted in earlie
er versions.

2 Now well see how to create data


2.
d
files fro
om scratch.. We'll
create a couple off new data files in thiis video. This
T
is what
youll do
o in the future, for exam
mple, if you
u want to ad
dd a new
type of valve
v
into your catalog
g.

3 In this exxample I've


3.
e got a coup
ple of cut sheets for so
ome valvess,
and we'rre going to use those as example
es. Anothe
er thing we'rre
going to take a look
k at is some
e of the enh
hanced mo
ode
s, which willl show enh
hanced gra
aphics. In this
t
new
settings
version of CADWorrx, if you se
et your draw
wing mode to
enhance
ed, the systtem can dissplay bolt holes in the flanges.

4 Lets loo
4.
ok at flange
es. Ill expa
and the type
es of Flang
ges, and
click on
n the plus next
n
to Fla
ange Weld Neck, and then Ill
double click on th
he FLG_W_
_150. This opens up the
t data file
e.

5 There arre three things to fill out to get the


5.
e enhanced graphics
s
to work. They're go
oing to be values
v
for the bolt holle diameter,
the bolt circle diam
meter, and the bolt ho
ole numbe
er. Then
when we
ere running
g in enhancced mode we'll
w see the
e holes in
the flang
ges get mod
deled, base
ed on these
e values in the
t data
tables.

6 Well clo
6.
ose this forr now. Nexxt were going to build some data
files from
m scratch. We'll be ad
dding a cou
uple of valve
es. Scroll
down to
o Valves an
nd click the
e plus nextt to that to expand
e
it.
Scroll down
d
to Ga
ate Valve and
a click on
n the plus next to thatt.

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7 Hover th
7.
he pointer on Gate Valve
V
and then right click
c
and we
w
can add
d a data tab
ble. The sysstem will brring up a dia
alog box for
us, and we can beg
gin to fill this out. So what
w
we'll ca
all this one is
GAT_F_
_CMPT_15
50. This will be a data file for a co
ompact
flanged gate valve,, 150 pound
d rating.

8 In the siize table cllick the box with 3 do


8.
ots. Here you
y can
specify the
t sizes th
hat you wan
nt to work with.
w
Well enter
e
an 8,
10, and
d a 12 valv
ve. You co
ould add ho
owever man
ny sizes you
u
wanted to
t include.

9 The nexxt step is to set these valves


9.
v
to ha
ave the sam
me end
condition
n on both ends.
e
Click
k the box to
o Apply to the same
end-typ
pe on both ends. The
e first end will
w be a flange.

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1 For the end type, select


10.
s
the FLG_gat_ff_150.

1 The parrt number is optional. For this exxample, let''s put in


11.
0055. Fo
or descripttion, we ca
an put in here GATE VALVE,
V
COMPA
ACT EXPAN
NDING, and
d click OK.

1 Our data
12.
a file for is ready
r
for filling out. Click
C
in the box
underne
eath the hu
ub OD diam
meter and we'll
w put in some
values. We're goin
ng to use 34
42, and the
e one underr that will be
e
406. Th
he one unde
er that will be
b 482. Th
hen we'll go
o over to th
he
right forr the lengths, and we
e'll enter 29
92, 330, and
d 358.
Finally fo
or the weig
ght, click in
n the field for
f that and enter 281,
399, and
d 562. This
s will complete the dim
mensional in
nformation
for the valves.
v

1 Now clic
13.
ck the X to
o close it, and
a save itt. The syste
em has a
small ind
dicator next to the nam
me, but thatt will disapp
pear once
the proje
ect or the catalog is sa
aved and re
eopened. We
W now
have the
e measurem
ment data in
n here to drraw this. Next
N
well
add som
me top work
ks for this va
alve.

1 Minimizze the valve


14.
es and scrroll up to Top Works. Click the
e
plus. Click
C
the plus next to Wheel. Th
his is where
e well add a
Top Works file. Ho
over over Wheel
W
and right click
k. Now we
can add
d a top worrks data file
e for the ga
ate valve we
e just
created..

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1 The nam
15.
me for the top works file will be
WHEEL
L_GAT_CM
MPT_150_M
M.

1 For Type, click the


16.
e down arrrow, and se
elect Whee
el. Size will
be the same,
s
8, 10
0, and 12. Descriptio
on: TOP WORKS
W
FOR
COMPA
ACT EXPAN
NDING GATE VALVE
E, then click
k OK.

1 Now well fill out some data. Theres no


17.
ot a lot requ
uired. Thiss
value wiill be 150, 165,
1
and the
en finally 17
78. The op
perator
thicknes
ss will be 12, 15, and
d 18. The operator
o
len
ngth will be
b
1168, 13
376, and finally 1567.

1 Now clo
18.
ose this by clicking th
he X, and save
s
it. This is ready
to work now. We have
h
one more
m
valve to
o add, but let's
l
save itt
for the next
n
video. Get this infformation fiilled in as we
w showed,,
and then
n we'll continue on afte
er that.

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Fo
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1 In this viideo, we're going to co
1.
ontinue add
ding a seco
ond valve.
This valvve will have
e different end
e types on
o each end
d. This valvve
will be th
hreaded on
n one end and
a flanged on the othe
er end.

2 Were in
2.
n the spec editor. Click the plu
us next to the
t data
tables, scroll
s
dow
wn to valves
s and click
k the plus next
n
to it to
expand the list. Click the plu
us next to gate
g
valves
s and that
will expa
and. When
n we look att the data files, we can
n see our
previouss valve (GA
AT_F_CMPT
T_150).

3 If your display
3.
d
has a small gra
aphic next to
o the valve we
previoussly entered,, its usuallyy not a prob
blem. To cllear it, you
can closse and reop
pen the spe
ec editor. Another
A
wayy is to go
ahead and
a right clic
ck on this, and
a go to Properties.
P
Under
Properties, add inittials or yourr name und
der the "Cre
eated by"
and "Edited by" fiellds. If you then
t
close the Propertties dialog iti
should clear
c
the ex
xclamation point
p
graph
hic.

4 Now we
4.
e'll add the second vallve. I'm goiing to rightt click on
Gate Va
alve, and I'm
m going to add a data
a table. This is going to
t
be a gatte valve tha
at has special end type
es. Push down the ca
ap
lock keyy and type GAT_THD_
G
_x_FLG. It's a gate va
alve
threaded
d on one en
nd and flanged on the other.

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5 We nee
5.
ed to have a size table
e available next. If you don't see
e
it, click the
t down arrrow and just select sizze. We're only
o
going to
do one entry
e
for this example.. Click the
e box with the
t dot dot
dot, and
d we'll set itt for two inc
ches. Clic
ck OK once
e thats done
e.

6 This va
6.
alve will ha
ave differen
nt starting and endin
ng
conditio
ons. On the previous valve we had
h that boxx checked,
since we
e had flanged on both ends. But for this valve, for the
starting
g end click the down arrow and look for a threaded
t
gate valvve.

7 Scroll down
7.
d
and lo
ook for "thre
eaded." Th
hen look forr a gate
valve. The
T one listted is "threa
aded gate", and it's go
ot an 800
pound ra
ating (THRD_GAT_T_
_C_800).

8 Well do something
8.
g similar forr the other end
e conditio
on. Look fo
or
"flanged
d gate", so scroll
s
down to "flang
ge," and loo
ok for GAT
T.

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9 Listed iss the FLG_ gat_f_150. The part number iss optional but
9.
enter 00
056. The de
escription will be GA
ATE VALVE
E, THD x
FLG. Once
O
finishe
ed, click OK
K.

1 We havve one size


10.
e valve to fill out. On th
he hub OD
D, use 60.3.
For the length,
l
entter 178. Fo
or the weigh
ht, enter 4.

1 Click th
11.
he X in the corner
c
of th
he dialog bo
ox to close this and
click Ye
es to save it.
i

1 The grap
12.
phic next to
o the new file appears. Right clicck here, and
d
go to Properties. Enter
E
your initials here. In my casse, I'll put
AH, and
d I'll do the in the lowerr field, then close it.

1 To clear the graph


13.
hic, well clo
ose and reo
open the Company
C
catalog. Click on the
t main bu
utton at the top, and cllick on
e the work
k when prompted.
Sample Inch. Save

1 Open th
14.
he Sample Inch catalog. Next, click on th
he new
catalog you
y just completed (C
Company1.cmp). When it
reopenss, everything
g will come
e in clean. Go
G to Data Tables,
and clic
ck the plus, and come
e down to Valves.
V
Exp
pand the
Gate va
alves and you can see
e now that the work we
e just
completed is there.. So saving and reope
ening the ca
atalog will
clear notification sy
ymbols like we just had
d.

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15. The next videos will cover working with specifications. We'll
bring in some legacy specs, and we'll add some records to
them. We'll also use these data files we just completed and
well add them into a spec for use.

16. We've got a few more things to cover, but we're making good
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1 In the prrevious vide
1.
eos, we've been workiing with the
e catalogs.
We set up
u a compa
any catalog
g, and we organized so
ome tables.
So we have
h
a lot off data that we
w can beg
gin to work with. Whatt
we're go
oing to do now
n
is organ
nize that da
ata in specifications.
After tha
at the specs
s can be ussed to mode
el compone
ents in
CADWo
orx.

2 The Spe
2.
ec Editor is
s running. You
Y can cliick the butto
on on the
Ribbon to
t start it, or
o you can go
g in the follder and do
ouble click
the .exe file to startt it.

3 Click th
3.
he top butto
on in the sp
pec editor and
a select "New
project.." Projects are collectiions of specs. Its how
w theyre
organize
ed in the ne
ew version. Leave the
e name as Project1, or
o
you can add your own
o
name if you like. The system
m requires a
source catalog.
c
Click the box
x with thre
ee dots in it
i to
browse.

4 Now just looking att what's liste


4.
ed we can see some of
o these are
e
quite specific. This one, for insstance, is going
g
to be for
fiberglasss reinforce
ed pipe in in
nches, in im
mperial sizes. Here's
one thatt's going to be stainlesss steel in in
nches. So this
t
is how
they bro
ought some of the old data
d
acrosss. They havve them
formatte
ed the data files and sp
pec informa
ation in this way now.

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5 Toward the end of the list we see some sample


5.
s
inch
h, sample
metric, sample
s
mettric inch cattalogs. The
ese are goin
ng to be
more exxtensive. Th
hese actually are whatt we used to
o see unde
er
LIB_I or LIB_MM or
o Lib_M.

6 And we used the Sample_Me


6.
S
tric_Inch ca
atalog when
n we made
our first catalog, ou
ur Companyy catalog. So
S lets go back and
select th
hat one, its
s going to be
b the Com
mpany1.cmp
p file, the
Compan
ny catalog, and click open.
o

7 For the bill


7.
b of mate
erial type, leave that as
a fabricattion.

8 Next are
8.
e some optiions for setting up a lo
ong descripttion format
or a partt number fo
ormat. One
e option is to
o select certain fields
out of th
he tables, and the system will actu
ually put these togethe
er
into a string for you
u as a long description
n.

9 This is a way to automate desscriptions in


9.
n your speccifications.
You can
n bring in so
ome materia
al informatiion. You ca
an bring in
some thickness info
ormation, iff you would
d like to include
thicknesss values in
nto the long description
ns. We'll lo
ook at that
closely in a later vid
deo. For no
ow, let's lea
ave it blankk.

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1 There iss a similar option


10.
o
for setting
s
up a part number. The
system now
n
allows us to bring
g in differen
nt fields out of these
tables and put them
m together into a string
g that would
d build a
dynamicc type part number.
n
Using this ap
pproach, we
e can know
w
exactly how
h
to orde
er a specificc component.

1 For this project de


11.
escription enter
e
Test Project. By
B default, itt
will save
e it in the CA
ADWorx fo
older under Plant, unde
er Spec.
You cou
uld save this
s elsewhere
e if you wan
nted to. I'll just say OK
K
here and
d accept the default. (Note:
(
If you
y want to
o restrict
access to modifyiing your prrojects and
d specifica
ations you
can sav
ve these in a folder on your nettwork with access
restrictiions)

1 Our projject has bee


12.
en created.. At this po
oint, we cou
uld add a
spec from scratch or
o we could
d import one
e into our project.
p
We
e
have some other options here
e. We could
d move datta from a
previouss project ov
ver to our ne
ew project. For this exxample, let's
import a legacy spe
ecification into our Pro
oject. Click
k on the
Import Legacy
L
Sp
pecification
n button.

1 Click th
13.
he box with
h the 3 dots
s in it to bro
owse. Brow
wse to you
ur
old CAD
DWorx fold
der (if you have
h
one). On my ma
achine heres
a CADW
Worx 2012 version.
v
If you
y have old specs elsewhere on
n
your sysstem you ca
an browse to
t them and
d import the
em.

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1 If there are not leg


14.
gacy specs
s on your machine
m
I included
some in
n the folder you downlo
oaded with the lessons files in it.
You sho
ould have a CADWorx_
_Lessons_
_Files\Speciifications
folder. If
I we go the
ere for a mo
oment, youll see there
e is an A10,
B10, C10 spec. So
o you can use
u these if you like. I'm
m going to
DWorx 2012
2 and get mine
m
there.
go back to my CAD

1 Select the
15.
t A10_M
M spec, and
d click Ope
en.

1 The sysstem requirres a catalo


16.
og to link to.. It also needs a size
table. We'll
W select Import and the spec will be imported. A
note herre shows th
hat it came in successffully.

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1 Import the
17.
t A10, B10, and C1
10 spec. You
Y can imp
port them
from the
e CADWorx
x_Lesson_F
Files\Speciffications folder, or if yo
ou
have some on yourr system yo
ou want to import in, yo
ou can
select th
hem. I'll imp
port the B10_M and th
he C10_M specs.
s
You
u
can also
o bring in an
ny of the old
d sample specs as we
ell, if you
have access to the
em. (Note: In the Spe
ec folder in
n your
latest ve
ersion you
u can also import datta from any
y of the
catalogs
s, projects
s, and spec
cs in the fo
older. Thes
se are new
w
versions of the leg
gacy specs found in earlier verrsions of
CADWo
orx)

1 Complette things as
18.
s shown to this point, and well continue
c
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1 Now let's modify th
1.
he spec. I'm
m going to double
d
click
k the
A10_M, and it will open
o
in the
e editor. I'll get a list off
components displaying, and th
here is a de
etail screen
n in the lowe
er
half of th
he screen. This will fill out as I se
elect a com
mponent.

2 Let's sayy that we wanted


2.
w
to modify
m
the piipe informa
ation. I'm
going to click the plus
p
next to
t "pipe," and
a I'll look and see
what is in
i our spec, and we ha
ave three entries.
e
The
ere's the ha
alf
to inch and
a a half, 2 to 24, and
d here's some pipe nip
pples.

3 I'm going
3.
g to click on
o the 2 to 24. When I click it, it starts filling
g
out the bottom
b
partt of the scre
een with spec informattion.

4 If I scroll up and lo
4.
ook, I'm go
oing to chan
nge some th
hings. I'm
going to change th
he descripttion. Whatt I'll do is I want
w
this to
o
say Schedule 40 in
n this particular spec, so
s I'm going
g to just
type "SC
CH 40." An
nd then to make
m
this co
ome out, I'm
m going to
come ovver here and select fo
or the sched
dule, 40 forr that. If I
click on another on
ne of these boxes, it'll set
s that.

5 So that part
5.
p is set. Let's say now
n
that I wanted
w
the description
n
to say PIPE,
P
SCH4
40, SMLS, ASTM
A
A106
6 GR B, and then also
o,
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6 This is where
6.
w
this Spec
S
Editorr gets reallyy nice, beca
ause there
are thing
gs we can do
d on a com
mponent-byy-componen
nt basis.
What I can
c do unde
er this long
g descriptio
on area, I can
c click
this box
x with 3 do
ots to do a special
s
form
mat for this component.
If I click that, what I'll be able to
t do is clic
ck the dow
wn arrow
and go find
f
a thick
kness table
e. There arre different fields and
values in
n that table
e.

7 What I want
7.
w
to do is take the main
m
thick
kness and just have it
included
d automatic
cally as partt of my desccription. So
o I'll click
this arro
ow, and it'lll come over to the righ
ht in the dia
alog box.
Now myy description
n is going to
o have this typed part first, then a
comma, and then the thicknesss value at the end.

8 To makke this read well I'll clic


8.
ck after tha
at field value and
press th
he space bar,
b and jusst type "THK." Then when
w
I say
OK, it'll actually
a
putt that up in the string. At this poin
nt click OK
K,
and it wiill get set. Click
C
the box
b with 3 dots again
n and we'll
take a lo
ook.

9 Now we
9.
e can see how
h
the desscription willl read. Latter well tesst
this. Cliick Apply to
t save thesse changess.

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1 Let's do a couple th
10.
hings with the
t valves now.
n
I'm go
oing to click
k
the minus to close
e the pipin
ng informattion, and I'll click the
xt to valve
es. Scroll down, and we'll
w find th
he flanged
plus nex
gate vallves.

1 Select the
11.
t gate va
alve, 150 po
ound flang
ged. The in
nformation
fills out in
i the details at the bo
ottom, and we
w want to make some
e
changess here.

1 Let's sayy here that we want to


12.
o put some Top Works
s on this
valve. So
S we'll clic
ck the dow
wn arrow, and
a we'll sellect our Top
p
Works fiile. Find Wheel_Gate
W
e_150_F_M
M.top, and we'll
w use tha
at
one.

1 Next lett's put a tag


13.
g in. We'll click
c
in the
e Tag field, and we'll
put C33P for that. So we have some opttions here, some thing
gs
that we can do. We can do so
ome specia
al SKEYs fo
or Isogen if
p it on a certain
c
laye
er, and we have
h
option
ns
we wantt. We can put
to contro
ol the colors
s.

1 Here are
14.
e the size ra
anges. If you
y wanted to modify the
t size
ranges, you could come
c
in and check on
n or check off
o some of
these bo
oxes. Depe
ending on what
w
the da
ata file is, it'll show it.
I'm going
g to click ap
pply to take
e these cha
anges.

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1 So why don't we ge
15.
et it to here, and what we'll do in a moment is
test this.

1 OK. We
16.
e've modifie
ed our specc. Go up here to the main
m
button
n
on the Spec
S
Edito
or and click
k Save. Thiis will save all the
changess that we ha
ave made to this pointt.

1 Now lets test this. I going to minimize th


17.
he lower pa
art of the
screen, and go into
o CADWorrx Plant. Start
S
a new
w drawing
using a metric tem
mplate.

1 Click Se
18.
etup and cllick the spe
ec/size. Click Browse, and
select our
o projectt.

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1 The projject that I have is calle


19.
ed Project One.
O
If you
u have the
same na
ame, that's good. If no
ot, just get yours.
y
Click on the
A10_M, and then click
c
next to
t 10 unde
er Main, an
nd click
Apply and
a
Close.

2 Now well draw a piece


20.
p
of pipe
e. If the specview tool palette is
set to show all com
mponents, you possib
bly might ha
ave two
kinds of pipe displa
ayed. On my
m screen here's
h
the one
o that I
modified
d. This is th
he one that says Sche
edule 40, so
o that lookss
good. Also
A
I can se
ee that it ha
as my desccription show
wing.

2 Click Piipe and clic


21.
ck a couple of points
s. Now we want to see
how the material is
s being desccribed. If we
w double click
c
that
pipe, we
ell see wha
at the long description
d
says.

2 The sysstem has de


22.
escribed it as
a a Sched
dule 40, like
e we wanted
d.
Also, it has
h a comm
ma, and the
en the thickn
ness value with a THK
K.
So it cam
me out just like we wa
anted.

2 You can
23.
n see that th
his is very powerful,
p
be
ecause you
u can bring
in all kin
nds of inform
mation from
m the data fiiles, and au
utomate
building a long des
scription with a number of optionss. You can
also builld a part nu
umber in a similar
s
fash
hion. This new
n
spec
format gives
g
us a lo
ot more verrsatility than
n we had be
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2 OK out of the dialog box, an


24.
nd next we'lll bring in a gate valve
e.
Click on
n the gate valve
v
on th
he specview
w tool palettte, and clic
ck
a couple of points
s to place it.
i If the pip
ping rules are
a set, we
can just click rightt on the en
nd of this pipe
p
and drrag to the
right. You
Y can see
e how conn
nected to the pipe and placed the
e
flange, gasket
g
and bolts, beca
ause those rules were on for
automattic placeme
ent. Also it placed the Top Workss.

2 Double
25.
e clicking the valve shows the valve
v
tag was included
d
as well.

2 So everyything is wo
26.
orking like it should he
ere. Make sure
s
you've
got it to here, and then
t
we'll go on after this.

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pecifica
ations Video
V
Seven
1 In this viideo, we're going to ad
1.
dd some ga
ate valves into the
system. I'm in the spec edito
or; we have
e our Projec
ct_1 open,
and I'll double-clic
d
ck on the A10_M
A
speccification. We're
W
going
g
to add tw
wo valves in
nto this spe
ec. So if I put
p the pointer over
the worrd valves and
a right-cllick, I can click
c
on Ad
dd. The
bottom area
a
of the screen ope
ens and is now
n
availab
ble to add a
new valvve.

2 The type
2.
e of valve we'll
w add is a gate valvve, so click the down
arrow and
a find ga
ate. In the data
d
table, click
c
the do
own arrow to
t
find the gate valve well be adding. In an earlier vide
eo, we mad
de
two new
w valve data
a files. We made a compact expa
anding gate
e
valve, an
nd we made a threade
ed by flange
ed gate valve.

3 First we'll add the compact


3.
c
expanding gate valve
e. I'll click on
o
d the system
m will read the size ou
ut of the datta file that
that, and
we made earlier. You
Y can see
e, it has the
e 8 to 12 setting.
s
Everythiing else fille
ed out in the
e data is sttandard. Th
he system
reads th
he schedule
e and the material
m
information, an
nd fills it outt
for us au
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4 Let's spe
4.
ecify the top works forr this valve. Looking at
a the
available
e entries, we'll
w set the
e top works
s to be the
e one that
we crea
ated. Scroll down and find that. Itt's the whee
el gate
compactt (WHEEL_
_GATE_CM
MPT_150_F
F_M.top), so
s that has
now bee
en added.

5 This will be an optio


5.
onal compo
onent. We'll click on the button
n
to set itt for Option
nal, and forr the description ente
er GATE
VALVE,, COMPACT EXPAND
DING. The tag will be
e C33E and
d
then clic
ck Add.

6 Next, we
6.
e'll add the other valve
e. Scroll back up to valves,
v
and
d
right-cliick on valv
ves. Then click
c
add, and the sysstem will
open up
p another dialog box to
o fill out.

7 Scroll down
7.
d
and select
s
gate
e valves.

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8 This one
8.
e will be the
e threaded by flanged
d gate valv
ve that we
created earlier. Sc
croll down to
o the data file
f and select it.
When its selected,, the system
m will show its set for a two-inch
size. Th
he values in
n the dialog
g box are filled out and
d everything
g
looks go
ood.

9 This valvve is an op
9.
ptional com
mponent ass well. Leavve the top
works ou
ut on this valve for now
w. For des
scription ty
ype GATE
VALVE,, THREADE
ED BY FLA
ANGED. Fo
or the tag use
u G38T.

1 So everyything is filled out well, click Add. One thing


10.
g to mentio
on
here is we
w made th
his an optional compon
nent, and what
w
that
does forr us is on th
he spec view
w tool palettte, when it lists the
differentt gate valve
es, these that have Op
ptional checcked off will
come in shown in blue.
b
This indicates th
hey are not the default
gate valvve.

1 Next we
11.
ell add a co
ouple of con
ntrol valves, so we can
n illustrate
how to do
d that. Sc
croll up and
d look for control
c
vallves. Lookk
under fla
anged, then
n control va
alve, 150-po
ound flange
ed. If we
look across, there is
i a CNT_F
F_A_150 da
ata file whicch contains
the valve
es measurrements. This is the sttandard con
ntrol valve
included
d in the spe
ecification. Scroll up to
t valves, where
w
you
can righ
ht-click on Valves, an
nd click Ad
dd.

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1 We'll add a control valve. Clic


12.
ck the dow
wn arrow and click on
n
Control. Now welll select one
e to add.

1 Click th
13.
he down arrow. The CONTROL_
C
_F_A appe
ears in the
list. No other ones
s rated at 15
50 are listed
d. Well ad
dd some data
file to ou
ur catalogue
e, which will then let us
u bring them into this
spec.

1 Click th
14.
he top butto
on and clic
ck Save. This
T
saves the
t project.

1 Now, we
15.
ell open ou
ur catalog. Click on th
he top buttton, and
click ope
en. Actually, we can come
c
over in
i the list if its
displaye
ed and click
k on it. Clic
ck on the Company_1
C
1 catalog. If
you nam
med yours differently
d
e
earlier
click that one.

1 The cata
16.
alogue is op
pen, expand the Data Tables. Th
his area of
the specc editor scre
een works for
f brining in
i data filess from olderr
versionss. It gives us
u a couple
e of ways to
o import datta. We can
n
bring in legacy data
a from an earlier
e
spec or, from a data file tha
at
we have
e elsewhere
e on our sysstem.

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1 Click Im
17.
mport From
m Data File
e, and this brings
b
up a dialog boxx
for addin
ng files to bring
b
in.

1
18.
Click Add
A
Files.

1 The dire
19.
ectory we're
e looking in is a legacyy version off CADWorx,
which on
n my machine is CADW
Worx 2012. Yours could be a
2010 or a 2009 or whatever.
w
If you don'tt have one of these,
rememb
ber we inclu
uded the da
ata files in th
he group off files you
downloa
aded earlierr (the CADW
Worx_Lesson_Files fo
older).

2 Located in this folder are some control va


20.
alves. Thesse are the
data files for other kinds of control valvess. Click on the B file,
and hold down the Shift key
y and click
k on the K file.
f
Click
Open.

2 The filess appear in our list to import.


21.

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2 And then
22.
n if I click on
o one of the files, I'll be
b given op
ptions for
importing. Click on the control valve button
b
and click
Import, and the system will brring it in to your catalo
og. Do thatt
for each
h of these control valves. Now
w we have some new
data files that can be
b added to
o our speciffication.

2 Save th
23.
he catalog and reope
en the Project1 project. The
system prompts
p
if we
w want to update the
e project fro
om the base
e
catalogss. Click Ye
es and then
n double-c
click the A1
10 spec.

2 Scroll down
24.
d
to Va
alves and right-click
r
o Valves. Click Add
on
d.

2 Click th
25.
he down arrow for Typ
pe and sele
ect Controll Valve. Fo
or
the Data
a Table you
u will see different valvve data filess available..
Hover ovver these and
a you can
n see there is a Fisherr Type A, a
Fisher Type
T
E, and
d a Fisher Type
T
K.

2 Click on
26.
n the Type E control valve
v
and a dialog boxx appears.
The valu
ues are com
ming from th
he data file.

2 We havve an option
27.
n to add a top
t
works for
f the valvve. There's a
sample actuator av
vailable. Mo
ost likely we
w would cre
eate a top
works fille for this va
alve. Leave this field blank for now.
n
Click
on the button
b
to set it as an op
ptional com
mponent.

2 For description en
28.
nter Contro
ol Valve, Fisher E. For the Tag

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value usse CVFE. When


W
done,, click Add
d.

2 Scroll up
29.
u to Valve
es. Right-c
click and click Add.
3 For Typ
30.
pe, use Control Valve
e.
3 For Data
31.
a table, sellect the Typ
pe K contro
ol valve. Ag
gain, you
can see the informa
ation from the
t data file
e files out th
he dialog
box.
3 Set the valve
32.
v
to Op
ptional. Fo
or descriptiion use Co
ontrol Valv
ve
Fischerr K. For Ta
ag use CVF
FK. Click Add
A when done.
d

3 Save th
33.
he spec an
nd go back into CADW
Worx.

3 Start a new drawing, using a Metric te


34.
emplate.

3 Click Se
35.
etup and cllick to open
n your Proje
ect 1. Sele
ect the A10
spec. Set
S the size
e to 3, and click Apply
y & Close.

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3 If your Spec
36.
S
View tool palette
e is set to sh
how optional
components, you'll start seein
ng these optional contrrol valves
appearin
ng in the lis
st of components. You
u can click
k the
Settings
s tab and make
m
sure you have the show optional
o
compon
nents butto
on checked
d.

3 The currrent size th


37.
hat you're set
s to contro
ols what ap
ppears in the
e
spec vie
ew tool pale
ette. Thatss why we se
ee these tw
wo control
valves in
n the list of components. The thrree-inch sizze falls within
the rang
ge of these valves.

3 Scrolling
38.
g down, we don't see the
t other tw
wo that were
e added (th
he
compactt expanding
g gate valve
e and the th
hreaded byy flanged
gate valvve). This is
s because the
t compacct expandin
ng gate valvve
went from eight to 12 inches in size.

3 Set the
39.
e size to 8 and the co
ompact exp
panding gate valve will
appear, as well as one of the other contrrol valves th
hat is in tha
at
size range.

4 Set the
40.
e size to 2. That's the
e size we had
h for our threaded
t
byy
flanged gate valve.. If we scro
oll down, we
e'll see it, so
o let's place
e
that and
d see how itt appears.

4 Right-c
41.
click on Pip
pe, and clic
ck Threade
ed. Click two
t
points

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to place
e a piece of
o threaded
d pipe.

4 Click on
42.
n the threa
aded by flanged gate valve and press
Enter. The
T valve will
w connectt automatica
ally to the end
e of the
pipe. Ch
heck it to ve
erify its con
nnected pro
operly.

4 Set the
43.
e size to 8. Place a piece
p
of pipe into the drawing.

4 Click on
44.
n the Fishe
er Type K control
c
valvve and pres
ss Enter. Itt
should connect
c
auttomatically. Since the rules have
e been set to
t
place fla
anges autom
matically, th
he system should pla
ace a
flange, gasket and
d bolts. .

4 Scroll down
45.
d
and click on th
he compact expandin
ng gate
valve, and
a press Enter.
E
The valve shou
uld connectt
automattically. You
u should get prompted for a top works.
w

4 Check th
46.
he descriptions on eacch of your components
c
s by double
e
clicking them. You
u should alsso have Tag
g values in them.

So go ahead and test out your component


c
ts and verrify they are
workking as exp
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Eight
E
1 In this viideo we're going
1.
g
to loo
ok at severa
al new thing
gs.

2 We're go
2.
oing to crea
ate a speciffication from
m scratch, and
a we're
also goin
ng to go intto the catalo
og and cha
ange some of the
settings. We're going to modiify some of the measu
urement files
so that we
w can prod
duce graph
hics in enha
anced mode
e. We'll alsso
set up a minimum and
a maximum pipe len
ngth.

3 Let's sta
3.
art out with our catalog
g. Click on
n the main button, and
open up
p the compa
any catalog we created
d earlier
(Compa
any1.cmp)..

4 Click th
4.
he plus nex
xt to the da
ata tables and
a scroll down
d
to the
flanges and expan
nd them (cliick on the + sign). Click
C
on the
plus nex
xt to Flang
ge Weld Ne
eck, and do
ouble click
k the
FLG_W_
_150. The data fieldss open up and some off the fields
will be changed
c
so we can pro
oduce enha
anced graph
hics when
we model them.

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5 I'm going
5.
g to expand
d this colum
mn display a little, and we're going
to set up
p the 6 inch
h size here for enhance
ed graphicss. If we
hover over
o
this fie
eld we can see it's the
e raised face diameter.
So well click in that field and
d enter in 215.9
2
(Note: Its on the
e
row for the
t 6 size).

6 Next clicck the arrow


6.
w and go over and up
p. In this fie
eld (which is
the raise
ed face leng
gth) enter 1.52.
1
This is the meassurement fo
or
the extension of the
e face.

7 The nexxt one is going to be th


7.
he bolt hole
e diameterr, and for this
value en
nter in 22.3
35. Next wiill be the bo
olt circle diameter.
The boltt circle diam
meter will be
e 241.3. Th
he next field
d holes the
e
bolt holle number.. For that fiield enter in
n 8. The ne
ext one will
be the pipe
p
inside diameter (the column
n is labeled
d PID). Forr
that valu
ue enter 152.4.

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8 This com
8.
mpletes the
e flanges. Now
N
let's do
o something
g on the
pipe. Minimize the
e flange lis
st, and click the plus next to
T
double
e-click the
e PIP_W_ST
TD.
Pipe. Then

9 In the ne
9.
ew version of CADWo
orx we have
e a rule thatt allows
setting a pipe minim
mum length
h and maxim
mum length
h. For the 6
inch sizze, let's putt in 300 forr the minim
mum length
h. For the
maximu
um length, put 6,000 in that field
d.

1 What's this will do is when the


10.
e pipe length youre placing in the
e
model exceeds 600
00 (6 meterrs) the system will prompt you
asking iff you want to
t split the pipe into sh
horter segm
ments. Thiss
can let you
y keep pipe lengths within fabrication guid
delines, if
you wan
nt to utilize it. Again, heres
h
a new
w rule which can assisst
in design
n consisten
ncy.

1 The ETS
11.
S value in the right column has to
o do with co
omponent
insertion
n. Its a sys
stem setting
g and not so
omething youll
y
have to
t
change. It stands for
f Bitwise End Type Placement
P
Control.
The num
mber will va
ary, depending upon th
he type of component.
c

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1 Scrolling down to valves,


12.
v
go to
t a gate va
alve and do
ouble-click
k
the GAT
T_F_150. Youll
Y
see that these have
h
an ETS
S of 3. You
u
can placce a valve from
f
either end, and yo
ou can righ
ht-click and
place it using
u
a cen
nter insertio
on. So therre are three
e possible
insertion
ns, which match
m
the ET
TS value.

1 Some off the ETS values


13.
v
get pretty
p
involvved. If we look at Tees,
it has an
n ETS of se
even. So th
here are a number
n
of ways
w
you
can inse
ert a Tee, such as left end to the center, branch first to
the centter, etc.

1 The eassiest thing to


14.
o do if youre creating a new file is
i use the
ETS value in an ex
xisting file. Typically th
he system will
w have this
already done for yo
ou automatically.

1 Get you
15.
ur catalog modified
m
to here, and well
w
continu
ue in the
next vide
eo.

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Nine
N
1 We've updated ourr catalogue
1.
e. Let's go ahead and save it,
and nexxt we'll open
n our proje
ect (Projec
ct1.prj).

2 What we
2.
e're going to
o do in this video is ad
dd a new sp
pec to the
project.

3 The systtem prompts us to upd


3.
date the prroject, sincce the base
e
catalog (Company1
1.cmp) has changed since
s
the prroject was
last opened. Click yes to continue and in
nclude the latest
changess.

4 You can
4.
n create a new
n
spec a couple of ways.
w
One way is to
import in
n a legacy spec
s
from an
a earlier ve
ersion of CA
ADWorx
and mod
dify it. I thin
nk that's the
e easiest way
w to go ab
bout it
because
e there are so many co
omponents built into th
hese specss.
Its easie
er to take something
s
that has bee
en done an
nd modify it,,
than it iss to create something
s
from the ve
ery beginnin
ng.

5 But let's say we wa


5.
anted to havve a specia
al spec, and
d perhaps
w
to have
h
a few componentts in it. Herre's how yo
ou
we just wanted
go abou
ut creating a spec from
m scratch.

6 Click on
6.
n the Spec
cifications tab,
t
click th
he Add buttton. It
brings up a file for us to use fo
or filling outt the new sp
pecs
informattion. For th
his example
e name the new spec A20_M.
A

7 The com
7.
mponent class will be
e 150. The
e temperatu
ure rating
will be a 78 C (we''re in metricc units here
e). The pre
essure
rating will
w be 14 BAR.
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8 The size
8.
e table willl be Size. For
F this size
e table well remove
some sizzes that willl not be in this
t
spec. Click the down
d
arrow
w
and clea
ar out size
es up to a half
h inch. This
T
spec will
w start at a
half-inch
h on and go
o up.

9 I'm going
9.
g to take a couple of other
o
sizes out. Lets remove
r
the
e
3-1/2, an
nd the 5. Next
N
take out
o all the larger
l
sizes above 24
4.
So we'll take out fro
om 28 up. This will se
et our size ranges
r
like
or this particcular specification.
we wantt to have fo

1 Reviewing whats been


10.
b
removved, Ill also
o take out th
he 26 inch
size.

1 The thic
11.
ckness table will rema
ain the stan
ndard one. The
materia
al table will be
b as well. Later the material
m
tab
ble might be
e
modified
d within the catalog, if we want ad
dditional ma
aterials and
d
grades to
t be availa
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1 The systtem has an


12.
n ability to ta
ake fields out
o of these
e various
tables and put them
m together into a string
g that can automatical
a
ly
build a lo
ong descrip
ption. Later we're goin
ng to take a really goo
od
look at how
h
that is done. For this examp
ple well leave this
description field empty.
e

1 The systtem can als


13.
so build parrt numbers automatica
ally. If we
click in the
t part num
mber box, each
e
field in
n the variou
us tables,
has a sh
hort part number string
g assigned to it. So if we took this
and clickked on this first field, then held down the Shift
S
key
and clic
cked on the
e bottom field, and mapped
m
the
em across
to the otther side off the dialog box, we wo
ould build a long part
number.. This string is unique
e for each co
omponent, and since
it's all au
utomated, let's just go ahead and
d do it this way
w for this
example
e.

1 When yo
14.
ou use this method, yo
ou can use certain fields, or
separate
e them with
h hyphens. You have options on utilizing this
feature.

1 Again, since
15.
s
it's co
ompletely automatic, well
w
use it as
a given,
and clic
ck OK. So that's done
e.

1 We have
16.
e options fo
or the layer name and layer colorr. For this
spec us
se color se
even.

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17.
ell enter our name. Yo
ou put in yo
our name, and I'll type
e
mine in. The desc
cription is Sample
S
Test Spec. Click
C
OK.

1 To start adding com


18.
mponents, double
d
clic
ck the A20_M. This
will open
n up a blank spec. To
o add components mo
ove the
pointer out into th
he blank arrea of the screen,
s
rig
ght click an
nd
d. Then we
e'll start sele
ecting our different
d
categories forr
say Add
our com
mponents.

1 If we click the dow


19.
wn arrow under
u
Grou
up, we can select pipe
e.
The Typ
pe (click the
e down arro
ow) will be pipe.
p
The data table
will be PIP_W_ST
P
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20.
he dialog bo
ox, based on
o the
previouss form that we
w set up. We're goin
ng to do one more
setting here
h
under Schedule and
a Materia
al.

2 Click the
21.
e down arrrow for Sch
hedule, and
d this will be set to
Schedu
ule 40. Whe
en this is se
et, the syste
em can look up wall
thicknessses, since the schedu
ule determin
nes the thicckness of th
he
pipe. La
ater when we
w draw thiss in enhancced mode, the system
will display the pipe
e inside dia
ameter.

2 For long
22.
g description you have
e some choiices. You can
c click in
the box for long description an
nd type in any
a kind of description
you wou
uld like. That's the trad
ditional wayy of doing itt.

2 We also
23.
o have the ability
a
in thiss new versiion of CADW
Worx to use
data fields from the
e catalog ta
ables to auto
omate this. This will be
b
covered in a later video.
v

2 For this example, we'll


24.
w leave the
t long de
escription very
v
simple
e.
Well do the automation later.

2 Type in SAMPLE PIPE


25.
P
DESC
CRIPTION, and click Add.
A
Now
the pipe has been added
a
to ou
ur spec.

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26.
o add a few
w more components. I'm
m going to
e'll say Add
d, and we'll bring in an
n elbow.
right cliick, and we

2 The Gro
27.
oup is going
g to be Elb
bows. The Type
T
will be
e a Long
Radius Elbow, and
d the Data table will be
b the standard one.
So we'll go find 90L
L_W_STD.

2 The dialog box fills out. We co


28.
ould specifyy specific materials,
m
which well
w
do laterr.

2 For the long


29.
l
descrription ente
er ELBOW DESCRIPT
TION.
Again, th
his will chan
nge in some subseque
ent videos.

3 On my screen
30.
s
the short
s
desc
cription nee
eds to be set to 90
Degree. I'll modify that with 90%%D LR ELBOW.

3 Click Ad
31.
dd. Now riight click to
o add anotther compo
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32.
ell add a Fla
ange. The Group will be Flange
es.

3 The type will be the


33.
e Flange Weld
W
Neck. The data table will be
b
the FLG
G_W_150. For the lon
ng descripttion type in
n FLANGE
DESCRIPTION. When
W
done, click Add.

3 Next add
34.
ded will be Gaskets an
nd Bolts. Right
R
click and add.
The Gro
oup will be Gaskets/B
Bolts/Welds
s. The Typ
pe is
Gasket, and the da
ata table is
s GAS_F_2
2_150.

3 The other fields will


35.
w be left as
a shown. For the lon
ng
description enter GASKET DESCRIPT
D
TION. Clickk Add.

3 Right cllick in the open area to add ano


36.
other compo
onent. Nexxt
will be fo
or Bolts. Th
he Group will
w be Gask
kets/Bolts/W
Welds. Th
he
Type is Stud Bolts
s, and the data
d
table is BLT_F_
_150.

3 For the long


37.
l
descrription ente
er BOLT DESCRIPTIO
ON. Click
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38.
ec to this po
oint. Then Save
S
the Project.
P
In
the nextt video welll see how Enhanced
E
G
Graphics
wo
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pecifica
ations Video
V
Te
en
1 In the prrevious vide
1.
eos we mod
dified the co
ompany ca
atalog and
added a new spec.. Now let's go into CA
ADWorx and
d we'll bring
g
in some componen
nts. Well use the enha
anced mod
de for this
test.

2 I have CADWorx
2.
C
started.
s
Yo
ou start it if you haven't done so.
Start a new
n
drawing using the
e metric tem
mplate.

3 On the CADWorx
3.
C
Plant
P
I tab, click the Se
etup button
n. In the
options for
f the Currrent Drawin
ng, click on the button to set 3D
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4.
pecification
n/Size and click the Browse buttton.

5 Select Project1
5.
P
an
nd click Ope
en. Select the A20_M
M spec. Nexxt
click on the 6 inch size underr Main. Earrlier, when we
w added
size valu
ues in the flange data file, the 6 in
nch flange was the on
ne
that we modified. In
I an earlier video we set dimenssions for the
e
n
of bolt
b holes.
bolt circlle diameterr, bolt holess, and the number

6 Click on Piping Ru
6.
ules. Set th
he Apply Pipe
P
Length
h Rule to
Show Options.
O
Ea
arlier we se
et up a miniimum and a maximum
m
length fo
or that.

7 Everythiing else is set


7.
s as show
wn here; a lot of these rules will be
b
set to au
utomatic. The
T first parrts, for appllying the sizze and specc
rules willl be set to Show
S
Optio
ons. Click Apply
A
and Close.

8 Click Piipe (from th


8.
he Specview
w tool palettte). Click a couple of
points and drag it on
o across and
a come do
own. And as
a I do it on
n
my screen, the sys
stem interrupts me and
d the pipe I placed is
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9 One of the
9.
t piping rules is workking. The system
s
is prompting
that the pipe I drew
w is longer than
t
the allo
owed maxim
mum length
h.
It asks iff I want to split
s
that pie
ece of pipe,, yes or no. Its set to
yes by default,
d
so Ill press En
nter to contiinue. The system
s
will
split the pipe into tw
wo segmen
nts and then
n I can carry with the
routing of
o more pip
pe. Ill come
e over and click and th
hen press
Enter to exit.

1 You mayy or may no


10.
ot want to in
nvoke this rule,
r
but if you
y can will
help with
h maintainin
ng your fab
brication guidelines.

1 Now I want
11.
w
to look at this from
m a 3D view
wpoint. In my
m system,
at the to
op right of my
m screen iss the view cube.
c
If I cllick on the
corner I could have
e a southw
west isomettric view. This
T
versio
on
of AutoC
CAD also ha
as a view menu
m
right on
o the screen. As I
move the mouse ov
ver it, it displays the view controls. Ill click
Top, the
en SW Isom
metric.

1 In setting your view


12.
w, you can use
u the view
w cube for that, or you
u
o use the View tab on the ribbon. If you use
e that, you
can also
can sele
ect a southw
west isometric view ass shown in the
t video.
Another option is to
o use the menu
m
bar accross the to
op of the
screen. You can click View and then 3D
D views whe
ere you can
n
select a southwest isometric view.
v

1 All of th
13.
hese methods produce
e the same view. Usin
ng the
mouse wheel
w
to zo
oom in, we'll see that we're
w
in enh
hanced
mode. The
T system
m is now dra
awing the in
nside diame
eter of the
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1 Click Flange and press Ente


14.
er. The flan
nge will con
nnect
automattically, and we can see
e that the syystem is modeling the
e
holes for the bolts and
a the raissed face of the flange..

1 Click fla
15.
ange again
n, and pres
ss Enter to connect au
utomaticallyy.
Click pipe, press Enter to co
onnect auto
omatically and drag it
nd click. Press
P
Ente
er to exit.
down an

1 Now well shade this. In my system


16.
s
I can
n go to the top are on
my screen and it will
w display some
s
shading options. Ill set it to
o
Concepttual. If this is not available, you can
c go to Visual
V
Styless,
Concepttual on the view tab on
n the ribbon
n. You can
n also use
the men
nu bar by clicking View
w, Visual Styyles, and Conceptual.
C

1 You can
17.
n see how the 3D Enha
anced mod
de works. Itt might be
something you wou
uld want to do for a pre
esentation to a client,
o have yourr drawings look more realistic.
r
or just to

1 Make su
18.
ure you go through
t
the
ese steps, and
a we'll co
ontinue afte
er
that.

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1 In this viideo we're go
1.
oing to buildd a branch taable. On my system, the
spec edittor is running
g. There's a couple of ways
w
you cann start it. If
you havee CADWorx open, on thee CADWorxx Plant I tab
b you can
click on the
t Spec Ed
ditor button. This is an easy way too start the
program..

2 If you use Windows Explorer, yoou can go to the CADWoorx folder annd
2.
go to Plaant. You can
n open up thee spec folderr, and you'll see a list of
files.

3 In the listt is a file callled CADWoorxSpecEdittor.exe. Youu can doublee


3.
click thatt to start the spec editor. This is a way
w you can use
u the spec
editor as a standalonee applicationn. You don'tt necessarilyy have to havve
a full liceense of CAD
DWorx installled to run itt.

4 In the speec editor, cliick on the button


4.
b
at thee top left of the screen,
then clickk on Projectt One. This will open our project. If
I the catalogg
has been changed, th
he system will see that. If
I prompted, click yes too
om base cataalog.
update thhe project fro

5 Double click
5.
c
the A2
20_M specifiication. Thee spec is now
w open for
editing. Looking at the
t screen, down
d
towardd the bottom we'll see wee
have a Brranch Table tab. Sometiimes if this gets
g hidden on
o the
display, you
y can alwaays adjust thhe task bar att the bottom.

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6.
k bar down or
o back up, and
a that mayy reveal the
tabs, if yoou don't see them at firstt. Click on the Branch tab, and it
opens upp the branch table
t
for ediiting. You can see that thhe size ranges
corresponnd to the sizes that we seet earlier, whhen we set up
u our projecct.
We don'tt have the 3 1/2. We donn't have the 5-inch
5
size. We
W don't
have the 22-inch sizee in the brancch table.

7 Click in the square as shown. This


7.
T will be a 12 by 12. The main
size is displayed alon
ng the left, annd the brancch size alongg the top.
quares is seleected, and you right clicck, you have
When onne of these sq
some opttions. The sy
ystem will show the types of compoonents you caan
select forr the branch table to use.. Right click
k.

8 We'll select the Stra


8.
aight Tee. When
W
its sellected, it will be set for
this size combination
n. When youu select a Teee, a Cross iss included.
So this seelection willl allow Tees and Crossess to be used for this size
combinattion.

9 If you doon't want to have


9.
h
crossess, you can just simply noot have them
in your sppec. That's another wayy to control some
s
of this.. Have the
cell highllighted, then
n do a Contrrol-C and theen click on cell
c and
Control--V it. So wee can begin to add some tees across the
t branch
table.

1 Ill pausee the video while


10.
w
the rest of the squaares for tees and crosses
get filledd in. Then I'lll show you the squares when they are
a filled in.
Well carrry on in a moment
m
afterr this.

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1 We have our tees in the


11.
t table now
w. I just plaaced them in this outer
row across the branch
h table. Youu do the sam
me. Next I'll click on an
interior square, and
d right on th
he mouse.

1 This cell represents a 12-inch maain and a 100-inch reduced size


12.
combinattion. If I rig
ght click in this
t square,, I will be alllowed to putt
in a varieety of fittings. In this branch table, I just want too have the
reducingg tees or red
ducing crossses. So that selection geets checked.

1 Now we can Control-C that andd click in anoother space, use


13.
u ControllV to fill it
i out. So I'll begin to fiill out these reducing teees next. Let
me pausee the video and
a finish thiis step. Thenn you can filll out your
table as shown.
s

1 Here are the reducing


14.
g tees filled out. You geet your brancch table to
look the same. You can see that some of theese extend rigght on up
across a number
n
of sq
quares, on thhe smaller annd the largerr size rangess.

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1 Next to get
15.
g placed will be the oleets. I'll click
k in one of th
hese other
empty ceells, right cllick and seleect olet. Whhat we'll havve to do if yoou
want lim
mit these to ceertain types of
o olets - perrhaps you onnly want a
weld olett for some off these size combination
c
ns - we'll justt have to
restrict thhe sizes with
hin the spec itself.
i

1 The brannch table is set to allow different


16.
d
kindds of olets. Depending
on what'ss available in
n your spec, it'll let thosee come in. I'll
I go ahead
and placee these in. You
Y get yourr branch tablle to this poinnt.

1 In the finnished branch


17.
h table you can
c see theree's a large raange of sizes
that use olets.
o
Now if
i these oletss are available in our speec and in ourr
catalog size ranges, the
t branch taable will alloow them to be
b used. Thee
mponents thhat
same is trrue of the tees, reducingg tees, or anyy of these com
are listedd here.

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1 But if wee try to put in


18.
n, for instancce, an 18-incch by one-innch thredolett,
or 18-by--one inch weeldolet, and it doesn't haappen to be inn our catalogg
size rangges or part off our spec, thhen it won't matter.
m
It won't come inn
anyway. The system
m will just dissplay a messsage that it iss not
availablee. So the braanch table wiill allow it, if
i the compoonents are
actually available
a
witthin the sizee ranges in thhe spec and catalog.
c

1 I'm goingg to click on the Compoonent tab noow. To test the


19.
t branch
table let'ss add a coup
ple of compoonents. Let'ss right click in the blank
k
area in the
t top half of the screeen. Select Add.
A
Select Tees,
T
and foor
the type select
s
a stra
aight tee.

2 The data table will bee Tee_W_Sttd. The diallog box will fill out. Forr
20.
the long description use
u TEE DE
ESCRIPTIO
ON. Click Add.
A

2 Next willl be a reduciing tee. I'll right


21.
r
click and
a say Add
d. We'll put
in anotheer tee; it's go
oing to be ouur group. Thhe type will be
b reducing.

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2 The dataa table will be


22.
b TEE_W__R_150. Loong descripttion will be
TEE RE
EDUCING DESCRIPTI
D
ION. Click
k Add.

2 Next addded will be olets.


23.
o
Right click in the blank areaa and click
Add. Thhe group willl be olet. The
T type willl be olet.

2 The dataa table is wh


24.
here we get specific.
s
Forr this entry use
u
WOL_W
W_STD. Forr long descrription use Weldolet
W
Deescription.

2 Well addd one more.. Right click in the openn area and click Add.
25.
The grou
up will be ollets. The typ
pe will be oleet. The dataa table will
be TOL__T_30C, wh
hich is a Threedolet, 30000 lb. The lon
ng
descriptiion will be Thredolet
T
D
Description.
Click Add.

2 Now let'ss check the available


26.
a
sizes for some of these. Cllick on
weldolett. I'll scroll up,
u and we can
c see the sizes
s
that wee have to worrk
with on a weldolet. The
T weldoleet standard siizes are 1/2-inch, 3, 4, 6,,
8, and 100. These are the sizes off the weldoleet itself. Theese weldoletss
can be welded
w
onto larger pipe too make brancches.

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2 So there are certain combinations


27.
c
s in our cataalog coming from the datta
files that we'll be able to place when
w
we actuually start plaacing this
componeent. The bran
nch table haas some rangges of sizes, which
w
goes
all the waay up to 24 inches.
i
But we don't reaally know if some of these
combinattions are avaailable. If thhey're in the catalog, theyy'll be able too
come in according
a
to
o the branch table. But iff they're not part of the
catalog files,
fi
then wee won't reallyy know that at this pointt.

2 Let's go take
28.
t
a quick look at that.. We can cliick on the main
m
button
n,
and we can
c save ourr project. Let's
L
open up
p the Comp
pany1
catalog. Now let's taake a look att some of theese data filess.

2 Click thee plus sign next


29.
n
to dataa tables, andd scroll down
n to Tees.
Click thee plus next to
t tees and click the plu
us next to teee reducing..
Select th
he TEE_W_
_R_STD. We
W can see thhe size ranges that are
availablee for this.

3 Scrollingg down find a 24-inch teee. The mainn size is 24, and
30.
a our
reduced size
s can go from
f
8 all thhe way up to 22. So the catalog
c
has
specific size
s combinaations that thhis reduced tee
t will workk with. If we
try to select size com
mbinations thhat are not lissted here, wee'll get a
message that it's not available.

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3 Now let'ss take a look


31.
k at the olets.. I'm going to
t click the plus next too
O-Lets, and
a again th
he plus next to O-Let. We'll
W come down
d
and
double click
c
the WO
OL_W_STD
D. We can seee that the weld
w olets caan
go from 1/8 up to 10 inches.

3 This coluumn, PSA, stands


32.
s
for pippe size allow
wance. So iff I expand
that colum
mn we can see
s that for a 2-inch weldd olet, you can
c put that on
o
a combinnation of maiin to reducedd all the wayy up to 14. But
B if we tryy
to put a 2-inch
2
weld olet
o on an 188 inch or a 24
2 inch pipe, it wouldn't
be alloweed. Thats because
b
the catalog
c
only goes up to 14
1 inches in
size.

3 So if youu wanted to expand


33.
e
the size ranges out further, you
y would juust
have to add
a to this caatalog. All right.
r
I'm goiing to exit th
his, and we'lll
go into CADWorx
C
to
o test this. Complete
C
yoour branch table before
proceediing.

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1 In this viideo we're go
1.
oing to test the
t branch taable we creatted in the
previous video. CAD
DWorx is ru
unning. Clicck New, andd start a new
drawing, and use a Template,
T
M
Metric.
In CA
ADWorx, when
w
you starrt
a new draawing, you always
a
use a template. Once
O
the sysstem starts
click Settup.

2 Click on
2.
n the Specifiication/Size,, then click the
t Browse button and
select Prroject1. Clicck on A20_M
M spec, andd set the maiin size to bee
6, and th
he reduced size
s to be 3.

3 Check thhe piping rulles and veriffy that the brranch table is set for
3.
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A
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4 Now well test the brranch table by


4.
b setting a size
s combinaation that thee
branch taable can conttrol. Well test
t a 6 Mainn by 3 Reducced. Well
also be teesting a 6 by
y 2 . Lookiing at the brranch table, a 6 by 3
should foorce a reduciing Tee, or a cross.

5 When wee test the 6 by


5.
b 2 , 6 on the main, annd 2 on thhe reduced, thhe
branch taable should force
f
an olett.

6 In both size combinaations, in the 3 inch reduced, and the 2 reducedd,


6.
there are both reducin
ng Ts, and thhredolets or weldolets avvailable in
both of thhose combin
nations in thee catalog. Iff we check the
t
Compan
ny1 catalog, and review
w the data taables, we cann see which
tees are available
a
forr use. Click Tee, Tee Reeducing, an
nd double
click TE
EE_W_R_ST
TD.

7 Looking at the 6 sizze on the maiin size, we can


7.
c see theree is a 6 by 3
reducing Tee, and theere's also a six
s by 2 1/2 reducing
r
Tee. So the
reducingg T is availa
able in the catalog in booth of those
combinaations.

8 Next well check the olets. Click


8.
k the plus next
n
to O-Leets, and clickk
on the pllus next to O-Let.
O
Doub
ble click thee WOL_W__STD and
verify theeres a 3 inch
h size and allso a 2 1/2 inch
i
size. Exxpand the
PSA colu
umn and cheecking under the 3 inch weldolet, that fitting is
availablee in a 6 by 3 weldolet. The
T 2 is allso availablee in a 6 by 2
size. Botth the weldo
olets and th
he reducing Tees are avvailable in
both 6 byy 3 and 6 by
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9 This test will check if


9.
i the branchh table actuallly restricts which
w
choicee
can be ussed. If not, both
b
of thesee fittings willl be availablle. Let's seee
if the braanch table is
i working aas designed..

1 I'm back in CADWorrx in the draawing, and I have main size


10.
s set to 6.
I'll click Pipe and I'lll draw a lenggth of pipe, and
a I'll press Enter to
exit routiing. If the pipe is longerr than the alllowed lengthh (according
to the pipping rules) an
nd the rule for
f pipe splittting is on, thhe system will
prompt for
fo splitting. In my case Ill press Ennter to acceppt that.

1 And whaat I want to do


11.
d now is draaw a fitting which
w
will show
s
how the
branch taable function
ns. I'm goingg to bring inn a 3 inch braanch into this,
and I'll brring in a 2 inch branchh as well. Set
S the Redu
uced size to 3
inches. Next,
N
Ill cliick Pipe andd just click a point and drag
d
it up too
the first pipe to form
m a branch into it. Forr this I'll use Osnap
perpend
dicular into the
t pipe that was drawn first.

1 The brannch table, it should


12.
s
force me into a reeducing Tee right here.
So when
n I click Perp
pendicular into the linee, they systeem shoes
what chooices I can use
u for the branch
b
conn
nection. It shows
s
Reducin
ng Tees, and this is whats available. When I clicck the listedd
reducing tee it placess it. You do the same to verify this on
o your
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1 So the brranch table didn't


13.
d
give me
m an option for a weldollet, which is
good. Noow set the main
m
size to 2 . Ill rigght-click on
n Pipe this
time, andd I'll use socket weld. I''ll pick a point and drag it up and
osnap peerpendicula
ar into this 6 inch pipe drawn
d
first..

1 Now the system is giiving an opttion to placee an olet forr the branch
14.
h
connectiion. The braanch table annd spec (andd catalog) havve both a
threadoleet and a weld
dolet with thhose size com
mbinations. I'll use a
weldolet.. You can seee there wass no option for a reduccing Tee. Soo
you can see
s the bran
nch table is controlling which typee of fitting
can be used for bran
nches.

1 Now set the sizes to 6 by 2 . Click


15.
C
on a reducing Teee, and movee
the cursoor out on th
he 6 pipe. I'll
I do a shifft right-click
k and click
Nearest, and then cllick on this pipe. Presss Enter to acccept the
prompt.

1 The systeem then prom


16.
mpts for the branch direcction, when I drag downn
and clickk, it displays a message that
t says thee componentt size does
not matcch branch ta
able. So thee size is avaiilable - its paart of my sizze
ranges inn the catalog, but the braanch table prevented
p
m from
me
placing iit. The bran
nch table worked as it should.
s

1 You shoould go throu


17.
ugh all of theese steps andd verify this works on
your systtem, and then
n we'll contiinue after thaat.

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1 In this viideo, we're going
1.
g
to buildd a user shappe, a custom
m componentt.
I'm in CA
ADWorx. Get
G that startted, if you doon't have it going
g
at this
time. Wee'll click New
w, to start a new drawiing, and wee'll use a
metric teemplate.

2 Next I'll click on the Setup buttoon. Click currrent drawinng and set thee
2.
drawingg mode to 2D
D double lin
ne. Well use that settingg in this
example.. Well creaate a profile for
f an in-linee componentt, and the
system will
w revolve it
i around a center line latter. It will also
a create a
3D solid from it as well.
w

3 You'll see how this works


3.
w
soon. Next click on
o Specificaation/Size annd
click browse. Selectt Project1, and
a then set the
t spec to A20_M.
A
Thee
k Apply & Close.
C
main size will be 10-inch. Click

4 We'll draaw a couple of


4.
o flanges thhat we can usse for constrruction lines
to make our
o custom shape.
s
I'm going
g
to click
k the RFWN
N flange.
Place thee face end first and dragg out to the right and click for the
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5 Next I'm going to put another flaange out to thhe right, withh the face off
5.
the flange facing to th
he right. Thhere will be a distance off 662 betweeen
them. Illl click Flan
nge, and notiice the promp
mpt. On my system
s
Ill
need to right-click
r
fo
or buttweld
d. Ill do thaat, and then pause
p
the
mouse riight on the end
e of the first
fi flange, but I'm nott going to
click. Th
hen I'll justt move the mouse
m
to thee right, and the system
will startt tracking.

6 If you moove the mou


6.
use back to thhe first flangge and touchh it, you lose
the trackiing. So mak
ke sure you hover
h
right on
o it initiallyy, don't clickk,
and the system acquiires the pointt. Drag outt to the rightt and type
662 and press
p
enter.. The buttweeld end of thhe flange getts placed at
that point, and then I'll drag out to the rightt and click. This places
the flange.

7 Now thesse flanges will


7.
w serve as the
t outline foor the user shhape well be
b
constructting. Next a polyline wiill be construucted aroundd the edges of
o
these flannges. Turn off Ortho turn on Polaar. Right click on Polarr
and go too Settings.

8 Verify thhe incrementt angle is sett to 45. Clicck OK to exiit the dialog
8.
box. Typ
pe pline to start
s
the polyyline commaand. Next Ill click points
around thhe edge of th
he flange. Ill click the first
f
point on
n the end off
the purp
ple center lin
ne, and then just go righ
ht around th
he edge of th
he
flange. I'll
I be clickiing on thesee endpoints as I go arounnd it.

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9 Then draag out to thee right and type 150. I''m not goingg to click; I'm
9.
m
going to just
j drag outt and type 1550 and presss Enter. Froom there
slant up at 45 and ty
ype 150. Drrag the mou
use to the right and typ
pe
150, com
me back dow
wn at 45 deggrees for 1500, drag overr and click
on the en
nd of that fllange. From
m there click points righ
ht around th
he
edge of the
t second flange,
f
click each cornerr and continuuing right onn
down to the
t center lin
ne again.

1 Press En
10.
nter to exit th
he polyline command.
c
N type E and press
Next
Enter for Erase. Crross through
h the lower part of the flanges and
d
press En
nter, and it'lll leave only the
t polyline outline. Thhis is going too
become a flame arresstor. It's goiing to becom
me an in-line component
that will have CADW
Worx intelliggence and wiill end up as part of our
specificaations.

1 Now thiss will be mad


11.
de into a CA
ADWorx com
mponent. Onn the
CADWoorx Plant I tab
t there's a button here for Create. Click on itt
and the system openss up a dialogg box. This will
w be used to define ouur
new shappe.

1 Under Naame, type in


12.
n FLAME_A
ARRESTOR. When yoou bring in a
new shappe like this, you
y can brinng in as a bloock. So if yoou have
blocks allready done, you can addd them to CA
ADWorx, whhich well
show in the
t next videeo.

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1 In this exxample, Ill click


13.
c
the dow
wn arrow, annd click Seleect Polyline..
This is thhe technique to use if youure creatingg an in-line component,
c
which is symmetrical about a cennter line. It works
w
very well.
w
You
d the system will build a new CADW
Worx object
draw andd outline and
for you. So it's a graaphical methood, and you don't have to do
programm
ming to creaate a new CA
ADWorx shaape like this.

1 Ill click Select, and


14.
d then click on
o the polylline. Then we
w should
notice thee prompt. Itt says, pick insertion
i
poiints. Click on
o each end
d.
The systeem then askss what kind of
o end condiitions and what
w kind of
connectioons do we want
w to have on each endd?

1 It starts with
15.
w the firstt end, and it prompts
p
to set
s the end tyype at the
connectioon point. I'lll set it for fllanges. On the
t other endd, it will be
set for fllanges, as weell.

1 Other thiings can be set


16.
s in this diaalog box, succh as materials and
densities. Under the weight, I'll enter
e
300. Under
U
Descrription, I'm
going to type FLAM
ME ARREST
TOR, MOD
DEL 10-35B..

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1 And thenn, finally, I can


17.
c set up hoow I want thiis to appear in
i ISOGEN..
There's a whole sepaarate set of viideos and lessons on how
w to work
with Isoggen, so just use
u whats shhown to makke this work for this
example.. There are some
s
files thhat are storedd in the CAD
DWorx foldeer
that are full
f of ISOGEN referencce informatioon.
(CADWoorx\Plant\Iso
ogen|Isogen__Utils\)

1 One of them is called skeys.pdf. It's a PDF file and the name
18.
n
is
skeys.pdff. It's under the plant, unnder ISOGE
EN. It has illlustrations of
all the different skeys that Isogenn can displayy. These skeyys can be
assigned to different CADWorx objects.

1 There's one
19.
o in there that has a diiamond shappe, and the skey to makee
this work
k is going to
o be FTFL. What that will
w do is prooduce an
Isogen syymbol for a flame
f
trap with
w flanges on
o each sidee. So well
use this value.
v
Ive added
a
some illustrations showing whhere I found
this for your
y
referencce informatioon.

2 Click OK and the sy


20.
ystem will crreate the new
w custom coomponent, annd
add it to our spec and
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2 To draw it, click on the


21.
t entry th
hat it created
d and which
h appears in
n
the specvview tool pa
alette. Click
k two pointss to place it,, and you seee
we have a CADWorx
x object placced in our model.

2 If I doub
22.
ble click it, I can see thatt it did put inn the weight. It has my
descriptioons and everrything lookks good. Nexxt we'll run itt out throughh
ISOGEN
N and see wh
hat gets produuced. First, let's take a look
l
at it froom
an angle.. I'll click thee top on my screen and click
c
on SW Isometric.

2 You can also get a So


23.
outhwest isoometric view
w by coming down underr
w tab and find
ding it. Or you
y go up to the View onn the menu
the View
bar, clickk on 3D View
ws and get too it as well.

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2 Next con
24.
nvert it to a 3D solid. Theres
T
a buttton you can use on the
CADWorx Plant I tab
b.

2 Now let'ss place somee componentts on it, and then


25.
t
we'll haave Isogen
produce and
a isometriic. Click Gaasket, and hover
h
near the outside
edge of the
t end circle. Connectt the gaskett to the end of the purple
center lin
ne (make su
ure you use osnap). Cliick Flange and
a press
Enter to connect a flange automaatically to thhe gasket. Next
N click
Pipe andd press Enter to connectt it automaticcally, and drrag it out.

2 Having Ortho
26.
O
on, drrag out to th
he right and
d click, and then turn th
he
corner with
w and elb
bow and clicck. Press En
nter to exit.

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2 On the otther side off the Flame Arrestor,


27.
A
pllace a gaskeet, a flange,
and a pieece of pipe.

2 Next well take it thrrough ISOGE


28.
EN. Click ISOGEN
I
Ou
ut. Make
sure that you use a metric
m
inch border.
b
Agaain, we talk about that inn
the first videos
v
coverring set up, so
s see that iff you need too get your
Isogen seet up. Click
k OK.

2 Press En
29.
nter, then seelect the objjects, and prress Enter. The system
m
will prodduce the ISO
OGEN Isomeetric. When we look at it,
i we can seee
it will haave a nice graaphic that reepresents thee Flame Arreestor. You caan
see that it
i is piece maarked correcctly. You cann also see thee system
included the bolts an
nd gaskets.

3 Looking at the materrial list, we can


30.
c see that our
o componeents
descriptioon showed up
u well, and also the weiight. So it juust worked
beautifullly. Our new
w custom com
mponent wennt right throuugh
CADWorx fully intelligent.

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SUM
MMARY
So thhe ease with which you can
c create usser shapes annd custom components in
i
CAD
DWorx has always
a
been one of its grreat strengths. It's just soo simple. Yoou
creatte a graphic,, and then yo
ou can store it within thee system. Thhen, in a few
w
stepss, you can prroduce a fullly intelligentt CADWorxx component that knows
how to connect to
t other com
mponents andd work well in
i ISOGEN..
A lott of other syystems involv
ve programm
ming. Some of them youu have to do
Visuual Basic scripts to createe a componeent, which caan get quite involved.
i
But CADWorx
C
i really easy
is
y. If you cann draw it, youu can, typicaally, get it
creatted as a CAD
DWorx object.
In thhe next videoo, we're goin
ng to look at a more com
mplex shape. We're goingg
to loook at one that is a 3D sh
hape with muultiple conneections on it.

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1 In this viideo we're go
1.
oing to creatte a more com
mplex user shape.
s
Previously I created a block. It's a 3D modell, and it's in your
exampless folder. If you
y go to thee
CADWorx_Lesson_F
Files/Specifi
fications foldder its locateed there. Its
called Baaffle_Box_L
Layout, and this
t is the shape well bring into
CADWorx as a new component.

2 On this 3D
2.
3 shape, thee flanges aree 10 inch flannges. If I hoover over
them, youu can see thaat. These arre set to existting.

3 We'll creeate a user sh


3.
hape out of thhis - a custom componennt. Click on
n
the Creaate button, and
a we'll go through som
me steps to get
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4.
ame of BAF
FFLE_BOX. The type is
i Block.
Click thee Select 3D solid
s
button.

5 Cross th
5.
hrough the object
o
to seleect everythinng and presss Enter. Thhe
system prompts for an
a insertion point.
p
Next, zoom in andd select an
end poin
nt on the flange centerliine.

6 Next is more
6.
m
informaation about the
t connectioons. Click on
o the Defin
ne
Connecttions button
n. The system
m prompts for
f which dirrection is this
going to insert from?? Click on the
t end poin
nt of the flaange
centerlin
ne and drag out away frrom the object, and clicck. This
indicates how connecctions are orriented, like gaskets and flanges.

7 The systeem prompts what kind of end type iss this connecction? Click
7.
k
Flanges. The first co
onnection pooint has beenn defined.

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8 Next well zoom and


8.
d click the end
e point for the second
d connection
n
on the pu
urple centerr line. The system
s
prom
mpts for direcction, and
using orttho drag aw
way from the object and
d click whenn asked whicch
type of end connectiion should be
b used choose flanges.

9 Theres one
9.
o more con
nnection to specify.
s
Cliick on the en
nd of the top
p
flange. Drag
D
straigh
ht up using ortho and click.
c
And I'm
I avoidingg
an extra osnap
o
when it asks direcction. I do not
n want to osnap on
another component
c
in
nadvertentlyy because it could
c
possibbly skew the
orientatioon. So just come
c
up awaay from the object
o
with ortho
o
on andd
click. Th
his connectiion will alsoo be flanges.. Press Enteer to finish
the comm
mand sequen
nce.

1 We can add
10.
a some infformation foor this new coomponent. Enter
E
600
for the weight.
w
For long descrip
ption enter BAFFLE BOX.
B
Leavee
the shortt description
n blank at thhis time. Thhe system haas detected
this is a multi-port
m
co
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1 ISOGEN
11.
N uses a generic symbol for this typee of component. It
illustrates it as a circlle on the isometric, withh different coonnections
coming out
o of the cirrcle. Other things
t
we coould add in thhis dialog boox
include notes,
n
a tag, or
o other fieldds. Leave th
hose empty at this time
and click
k OK. The component
c
is now defineed.

1 Close thee Baffle_Bo


12.
ox_Layout drawing
d
without savingg, since we
don't wannt to change the drawingg. When askked to Save Changes,
C
answer No.
N


1 Start a new
13.
n drawing
g using a metric templaate. If promppted to
update the project answer
a
yes.


1 Click on
14.
n Setup. Cliick to set thee project, annd set it. Sett the spec too
A20_M, and the sizee to 10. Cliick Apply. If prompted to update thhe
specificaation becausee it has been change, clicck OK.








1 Set the view


15.
v
to Soutthwest Isom
metric.


1 On the sp
16.
pecview tool palette clicck on the baaffle box. Were
W
set to
10 inchess. Click a point
p
and drrag to the up
pper right and
a click (iff
promptedd for the rotaation).






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1 Next youu can orient it


17.
i up or downn. So the syystem lets yoou roll this
object aroound in diffeerent orientaations.




1 Drag strraight up (w
18.
with Ortho on)
o and click
k. Next we'lll place somee
componeents and test it in ISOGE
EN.

1 Click on
19.
n a gasket. Click
C
(usingg Osnap) on
n the end poiint of the
purple center line. Place a flan
nge, a piece of pipe, andd elbow and
another piece of pip
pe (see illustrration).

2 Place a gasket on th
20.
he flange on
n the other end.
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2 Add som
21.
me pipe and an elbow ass shown.

2 Constru
22.
uct some pip
pe and an ellbow coming out of the top flange
as in thiss figure. Bee sure and usse osnap whhen youre pllacing the
gasket onn the flange. Also presss Enter as yoou place thee componen
nts
from the gasket on.

2 Run an Isogen of th
23.
his componeent.

And we can see it worked well.


w
Isogen use
u a genericc skey to shoow it.
Alsoo, when you check the Bill of Materiials youll seee that the innformation iss
listedd correctly. We were ab
ble to make a complex coomponent ann intelligent
CAD
DWorx objecct quite easilly.
So again, the useer shapes, th
he custom components inn CADWorxx are a
poweerful and eassy to use feaature in this software.
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1 In this viideo we're go
1.
oing to workk with settingg long descriptions in the
Spec Ediitor. In this version
v
of CADWorx,
C
thhe long desccriptions can
be built automatically
a
y by using fields
fi
from thhe various taables and thee
catalog. When we pu
ut these fieldds together, one
o after anoother, the
result is a good long description that will com
me out consiistently. Thiis
is useful,, since over time
t
differennt people maay work on setting
s
up
specificaations. If you
u want consisstent qualityy and exactneess to your
specs, thiis is a good approach.
a

2 The first thing we'll do


2.
d is modifyy the companny catalog. Then
T
we'll seet
ons within a spec. I've created
c
a doccument for
up the lonng descriptio
you to usse as a workssheet, whichh will get youu off to a good start. Thhe
file is parrt of the filess you downloaded as parrt of this lessson. .

3 It's in thee CADWorx


3.
x_Lesson_F
Files folder. Theres a su
ubfolder
called Sp
pecificationss. The file is there, and its named Long
L
Descripttions Workssheet.doc. Open
O
that filee and we'll taake a look att
it.

4 This videeo will be baased on a carrbon steel A220 spec. Forr pipe, we'll
4.
use the A106
A
Grade B.
B Most of the
t fittings will
w be A2344 Grade WPB
B.
Flanges and
a some off the fittings, like unions or couplings will be
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5 Our Longg Descriptio


5.
ons Worksheet documentt says to moddify the
catalog and
a add somee new entries in the Scheedule table.

6 Toggle over
6.
o
to the Sp
pec Editor. Click the Main
M
button and open up
u
the Company1 Cata
alog.

7 Click thee Plus next to the Sched


7.
dule Table. Double-clicck SCH to
open up the
t table. Right-click
R
in
n the open area
a
and clicck Add
Schedulee.




8 We can see
8.
s there are a number off schedules listed
l
as partt of the
catalog.

9 There aree a couple off buttons in the


9.
t dialog boox we can usse to add new
w
entries innto this tablee. The top onne will add a new value into the tablle
for us, annd the lower one will dellete one. Click the top button and
type 3,0000LB (for pounds).

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1 Click thee top button


10.
n again, and type in 1500LB. Click OK.
O

1 For Part Numbers enter


11.
e
0021 annd 0022.

1 Click thee Plus next to


12.
t Material Tables and double-click MAT. Thhe
table opeens. Scroll down
d
and fin
nd the A234 Grade WPB.

1 The systtem lets us sp


13.
pecify whichh componennts can use ceertain
materialss. In the A23
34 Grade WPB
W
row, doouble-click the field in
the COM
MPTYPES column.
c



1 A dialog box opens and


14.
a we can set
s which fitttings can usee this
material.

1 Add Latterals and Reducers


15.
R
to this list. Annd later whenn we specifyy
these, wee can choosee this materiaal for these components.
c
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1 Locate thhe A105 matterial. Doub


16.
ble-click in the COMPT
TYPES fieldd
and add Spec Blindss and Coupllings.

1 Right-cliick and Clicck Insert Roow. The systtem will addd a blank row
17.
w
at the botttom of the list.
l
Type A106
A
in the blank
b
square,, which will
add this as
a a new maaterial.

1 Enter B for the Grad


18.
de value. Foor Composittion enter C.
C Use 0.28330
for the Density.
D

1 Double click
19.
c
in the space
s
to addd componentts and add Pipe.
P


2 For Part Number cllick the head


20.
ding PTN. It
I sorts the table based on
o
Part Num
mber.


2 Looking at this table, if we checkk the bottom


21.
m row, we cann see that the
part num
mber for the last entry is 0367.
0
So theere are 367 entries
e
in thiis
table. Cllick in the box
b (field) foor the 106 part numberr and enter in
i
0368.


2 Click thee PTN head


22.
der twice. Itt will sort tw
wice and youll see the 1006
in the lasst row.

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23. When you add rows to tables sometimes youll see a message that it
already exists. This can be a problem if you want variations of it,
with more than one entry (row) within the table. What you can do in
that case is fill out one of the second or third fields along the row first,
and then enter in the main value (like A106) in the first field. This is
how you can get variations of the same material in your table (maybe
you want an A106 Grade A and an A106 Grade B).

24. Clicking the headers lets you sort these tables in different ways.
Sometimes that can help you find values in them easier.
This is a good point to pause the video. Why don't you get your catalog set
the way we've done in this lesson, and then we'll continue on after that.

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1 In this viideo, we're going
1.
g
to autoomate how we
w bring in loong
descriptioons for our specification
s
ns. In the preevious video, we modifieed
the cataloog. So we want to make sure we savve it. Click Save.
S

2 Open Prroject1.
2.


3 Click Yees to update from catalogg.


3.




4
4.

Double Click the A20


A spec to open
o
it.








5 Click thee plus next to


5.
t Caps. Select the row of 0.5 to 244. The Caps
open in thhe spec edito
or and can now
n be editedd. The Longg Descriptionn
is not fillled out at thiis time.

6 Toggle back
6.
b
to the Word
W
docum
ment (the document menntioned in the
previous video). Loo
ok under Caaps. This doocument show
ws how the
long desccription was done in prevvious versioon and it show
ws how we
can autom
mate them in
n this currennt version.

7 In the preevious versio


7.
ons of CADW
Worx, the loong descriptiion for caps
was a string that said
d CAPS, S/ST
TD, ASTM A-234 GR WBP.
W
In thiis
current syystem, we co
ould do the same
s
but theres
t
a bettter way.


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8 One issuee with enteriing in a text string for a long descripption is that it
8.
i
can change from persson to personn. Each designer who crreates
specificaations may allter them sligghtly based on
o his personal opinionss.
This can lead to inco
onsistency. In this neweer version yoou can build
long desccriptions by putting togeether a sequeence of data fields from
the tabless. Then the system will produce a coonsistent desscription forr
you, baseed on whatss in the data files. It willl automaticaally fill in
values, annd youll en
nd up with a good long description
d
thhat is
consistennt in its form
mat. The wayy you go aboout doing thiis is really
quite inteeresting.

9 Click thee box with dots


9.
d in it topp open a dialog box. Cliick the Dow
wn
Arrow and we can th
hen see a listt of all the different tablees that are
availablee to us. If you
u click one of
o these tablees, you'll be able to see
the fieldss that are insside that table. What we'll be doing is
i bringing
some of these
t
fields across
a
and combining
c
thhem. The syystem will puut
them onee after the neext into a striing that wouuld fill out annd become
our long descriptionss. And that'ss what will appear
a
in ourr bill of
materialss.

1 Click on
10.
n the first table listed, cllick the firstt field and click the
arrow thhat goes acro
oss. This willl give us thee first item thhat begins our
long desccription, and
d it's going too say Caps.

1 Where iss shows the format,


11.
f
clickk after the fieeld name, typpe a comma,
space, annd type S/. This
T will be a user stringg were addinng.

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1 Click Scchedule Tab


12.
bles. Click the
t first fielld and click the arrow to
t
move it over
o
as part of
o the long description.
d
So the long description
will now say CAPS, then whatevver the scheddule value is.

1 In the foormat area, type a comm


13.
ma, and a sp
pace, and th
hen ASTM
space.

1 Click th
14.
he arrow in the
t list of tabbles and clicck Material Tables.
Click thee second field listed. Cllick the arrow to add thhat into the
long desccription.

1 Click in the
15.
t format box at the endd of the strinng and add a space and
GR spacee. Click the arrow to briing it in (likee you did forr the fields inn
the tabless it works the same).


1 Click thee third field in


16.
i the Materiials Tables (GRADE_M
(
MAT_TBL)
and clickk the arrow to
o bring that across to be part of yourr long
descriptioon.

1 And so everything sh
17.
hould be set up correctlyy for the Lonng
Descriptiion. Click OK.
O
Havingg this collection of data fields
f
and
strings will
w work as a template too automaticaally put in the informatioon
for a longg description
n. Its effecttive and it will
w work acrooss multiple
specs.

1 Other speecific choicees can also be


18.
b set. For our 150 pounnd Cap, Click
k
here and set it for ST
TD. Click A234
A
WPB foor the Materrial.


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1 Later if you're
19.
y
doing a higher preessure spec, or a spec thaat has exoticc
materialss in it, you would
w
be chooosing those.. This same long
descriptioon sequencee of fields annd user stringgs would woork. It would
just use these
t
new vaalues (differeent Schedulees and Materrials) your
long desccription wou
uld be autom
matically buillt.

2 Click Ap
20.
pply, the Sav
ve your Speec.


2 Toggle back
21.
b
to CAD
DWorx, andd make sure you
y start a drawing
d
using a template.
t

2 Click Set Up. Click


22.
k on Specificcation/Size.

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2 Select Prroject1 and the A20 spec. Set the siize to 10 incches. Click
23.
Apply an
nd Close.

2 Click CA
24.
AP. Place itt in your draawing, zoom
m in on it andd double-clicck
it.

2 Review the
25.
t long desccription. It should
s
say CAP,
C
S/STD,, ASTM
A234 GR
R WPB.


So this prrocess work


ks well. Whyy don't you go
g ahead andd make this
happen, and
a we'll con
ntinue on aftter that.

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Seeventeeen
1 In this viideo we're go
1.
oing to speedd this processs up. Click on Elbows
and selecct the plus next
n to Elbow
w. Then clicck the row for
fo 0.5 to 24.
For this example
e
well copy and paste right from
f
the Woord doc.

2 Open thee Long Desccriptions Worksheet


2.
W
doocument and scroll
down to Elbows.

3 We'll findd that in the previous veersion had EL


3.
LL, 90 LR S/STD,
ASTM A-234
A
GR WPB.
W
Well use
u data fieldds to build our
o new longg
descriptioon in this veersion.


4 Copy thee New Verssion string from


4.
f
the doccument. Youu can
highlightt it and do a Control-C too copy it to the
t clipboardd. Its
COMPTY
YPE_CMP_
_TBL, S/MA
AINSCH_SC
CH_TBL, ASTM
A
SPEC_M
MAT_TBL GR
G GRADE_MAT_TBL
L.


5 In the speec editor, pa


5.
aste this intoo the long deescription boox (you can
use a Conntrol-V to paaste it).

6 The Worrd document says:


6.
Dialog boox settings: Schedule: STD

Material: A234-WPB
A

7 Set the Schedule


7.
S
to STD and th
he Material to A234-WPB. Click
Apply too save these changes.
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8 We'll do another one. We'll scrolll down and we'll click Pipe.
8.
P
This iss
going to be a little more
m
interesting because something
s
g added to
got
this. I'm going
g
to clicck the plus next
n
to Pipee and we'll seelect the
entry.

9 In the earrlier version


9.
ns the long deescription foor pipe was PIPE,
P
S/STD
D
SMLS, ASTM
A
A-106
6 GR B.


1 The curreent versions will use fiellds and user strings like we did in
10.
earlier exxample. Alsso, for pipe, well
w
includee the thickneess. Well do
d
this to illlustrate how you can brinng in fields from
f
differennt tables andd
show theem in the maaterial list. The
T string thaat goes in the descriptionn
box is thiis: COMPT
TYPE_CMP__TBL, SCH
H MAINSCH
H_SCH_TBL
L
SMLS, ASTM
A
SPEC
C_MAT_TB
BL GR GRA
ADE_MAT_T
TBL,
MAINTH
HK_THK_T
TBL THK. At
A the end you
y can see the field for
the thicknness and thee user string THK.

1 Copy it from
11.
f
the Wo
ord documennt and paste it
i in to the Long
L
Descriptiion box in th
he spec editoor.


1 Set the Schedule


12.
S
to STD and thee Material to
t A106-B.


1 Click Ap
13.
pply.

1 Click Saave. Go back


14.
k into CADW
Worx. Startt a new draw
wing using a
metric teemplate (if you
y dont haave one openn at this timee).





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1 Click Setup. Set you


15.
ur project too Project1 annd your specc to A20_M..
You needd to set thesee again because this is hoow you reloaad them andd
use the laatest changes.


1 Click Elb
16.
bow and plaace one in the drawing. Double
D
clickk it and checck
the descrription.

1 Click Piipe, click a couple


17.
c
of pooints to place it in the drrawing. Presss
enter to exit that.


1 Double click
18.
c
it and check
c
the description. Yooull see thaat it has a
good desscription and
d it includes the
t thickness as part of it.
i

1 The thickkness value came


19.
c
from thhe Thicknesss table in thee spec editorr.
I used thee first field in
i the table to generate thhat thicknesss value whicch
came outt in the long description.

So you
y see, you just
j have a lot
l of variation of possibbilities in thiss. Once youu
get this set up yoou can use itt for a varietyy of specs annd achieve consistent
c
resullts.
So thhank you forr taking the time
t
to go thhrough thesee videos on thhe new
CAD
DWorx speciifications ed
ditor. I hope they
t
were innteresting and beneficial,,
and most
m of all, I hope they save
s
you a loot of time inn your work!

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