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JohnHolder
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Adding a spec

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11-06-2011 09:44 AM
I am having an issue adding a new pip spec.
I have fixed the sch 40 spec adding in all the missing pipe fittings

Now I am trying to add PVC-U the metric equivalent,
I have noting to start with so I added all the pipe sizes and when I tested it the pipe would not route at all
So I checked how they looked in the spec editor and the sch 40 had no graphic while my new PVC-U did.

Anyone point out how to add a new pipe style. I have all the fittings modeled so I can add those easily enough

John.
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Re: Adding a spec

11-08-2011 11:57 AM in reply to: JohnHolder

Hi John,

 

Are you modifying the existing Sch 40 PVC spec that ships with Plant 3D or is this a new custom catalog?

 

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Re: Adding a spec

11-08-2011 12:01 PM in reply to: jason.drew

It will most likely have to be a new catalog I guess.   It is not sch 40.  it's PVC-U  All countries use it except Canada and the US.  Honestly I am suprized there is no mention of it in the plant 3d.

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Re: Adding a spec

11-08-2011 01:52 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

Heres a cut/pste from another post:

Might help with the new metric pipe creation...

 

"In the catalog editor, pick...Use Plant 3d Parametric Graphics...Fittings....Sleeve...BV

now scroll all the way to right in geometry window........Pipe/Pipe(pe)

 

found it by accident....nice place for the autodesk team to hide them!"

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JohnHolder
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Re: Adding a spec

11-08-2011 01:54 PM in reply to: Rich.O.3d

Ah yeah I'll that!

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Re: Adding a spec

11-09-2011 08:57 AM in reply to: JohnHolder

Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride, Correct?  :smileyhappy:

 

Are you needing to setup the PVC-U pipe itself? 

 

You could set this up as "Pipe" in the catalog using a parametric shape with the "PPL" (plastic plain-end) end type similar to what is used with the AME Plastic Pipes catalog.

 

PPL.png



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Re: Adding a spec

11-09-2011 09:59 AM in reply to: jason.drew

ok that is what I am looking for - Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride.

 

Is there a spec for that in plant 3d?

 

I belive it may ISO 1452-2009 or similar.

 

Unfortunatly I am having a very hard time finding good information on it.

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Re: Adding a spec

11-09-2011 01:46 PM in reply to: JohnHolder

Currently there is not a content pack for the U-PVC spec. You would need to modify an existing catalog/spec or create a new one with the correct dimensions, part descriptions, etc. The AME plastic parts may be the closest match to start from. The PVC Sch 40 and Sch 80 specs were built from that catalog.

The content team is looking for new content pack reqeusts. I would recommend sending in a request using this link below:

 

http://autocad.autodesk.com/?nd=form__105

 

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Re: Adding a spec

11-09-2011 01:51 PM in reply to: jason.drew

Yeah I sent them a fittings catalog already.

and also requested a complete sch 40 catalog from spears via the request page.

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Re: Adding a spec

02-09-2012 07:08 AM in reply to: JohnHolder

Hi John,

 

I just wanted to let you know that the George Fisher PVC-C, PVC-U & ABS Content Pack has recently been released on the AutoCAD Plant Exchange:

 

George Fisher PVC-C, PVC-U & ABS Content Pack

 

Thank you,



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