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mjmpe
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catalog editor

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01-16-2013 07:28 AM

How come when I open my catalog editor there is nothing in there? I then did the path of

C\PROGRAM DATA\AUTODESK\MEP2013\ENU\MEPCONTENT\USI\PIPE.........looked in there and there was nothing....no pipe? is my program missing its catalog?

 

 

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ratherBfishing
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Re: catalog editor

05-06-2014 07:42 PM in reply to: mjmpe

Can someone please answer this?

I am having the same issue. Nothing comes up in my catalog editor. I am running MEP 2015

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ratherBfishing
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Re: catalog editor

05-06-2014 08:09 PM in reply to: ratherBfishing

When I path to the files through my computer I can see the files just fine. When I go through catalog editor there is nothing shown. It is searching for .apc file. My tool pallets works fine and I can insert equipment from the catalog but when I open catalog editor to edit a part it does not give me anything to work with.

I am just looking to edit the size of a tank.

 

Thanks!

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Keith.Brown
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Re: catalog editor

05-07-2014 06:00 AM in reply to: ratherBfishing

Did you open a catalog?  It should open a .apc file.  The default ones are located at C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\MEP 20XX\enu\MEPContent\USI\MvParts.  

 

Catalog Editor.jpg

 

 

Once you do you should have lots of parts to edit depending on what the catalog contains.

 

Catalog Editor2.jpg


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ratherBfishing
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Re: catalog editor

05-07-2014 06:48 AM in reply to: Keith.Brown

Thanks for the response Keith! Ill attach a screen shot that should help.

 

My path to the folder from autocad mep 2015 is this:

C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\MEP 2015\enu\MEPContent\USI\MvParts\Mechanical\Tanks

 

I take the same path from my computer and the folder shows .dwg files but no .apc files.

window on the left is from autocad, window on the right is from my computer.

 

Also, there is no programdata folder in my c drive. I have to path to it manually in order to get it.

 

Thanks!

Nick

 

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Re: catalog editor

05-07-2014 06:53 AM in reply to: ratherBfishing

Oops I went one folder too deep.. I over looked the .apc file in the main mvpart folder

 

Thanks for the response, I am all set now

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Keith.Brown
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Re: catalog editor

05-07-2014 06:55 AM in reply to: ratherBfishing

First go into your folder options and select the Show hidden files, folders, and drives.  This will allow you to see the program data folder.

 

Folder Options.jpg

 

 

Second you are looking for the catalog file in the part file location.  You will never find it there.  A catalog is a container for all of your parts.  You need to look in the folder location that I posted.  Or if you are using your links then look in the C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\MEP 2015\enu\MEPContent\USI\MVParts.  The catalog file will be located there.

 

Folder Location.jpg


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Re: catalog editor

05-07-2014 06:56 AM in reply to: Keith.Brown

I was a little late with my post.  Glad you got it fixed.


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