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asalcido
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Concentric, Eccentric Reducers and Reducing Tees

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01-17-2012 09:48 AM

How do you input the data in the spec Editor 2012 to show the difference in schedule of pipe fittings.  For example, a concentric reducer 4" SCH 80 LE x SCH STD SE.

 

Thanks,

Alex Salcido

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Re: Concentric, Eccentric Reducers and Reducing Tees

01-24-2012 05:34 PM in reply to: asalcido

So does anyone have anything about this?

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Re: Concentric, Eccentric Reducers and Reducing Tees

01-25-2012 03:56 PM in reply to: asalcido

Typically you would use the "Batch Assign Long Description Styles" function of Spec Editor to configure a new format or string for the properties you would need.

 

Batch_Assign_Desc_Styles.png

 

I attempted to configure the long description as you mentioned above. However, I wasn't able to use the size field for the second part of the string.

 

Edit_Long_Desc_Style_001.png

 

I am assuming you would want something similar to this for a reducer that changes in size and schedule (as an example):

 

4" SCH 80 LE x 6" SCH STD SE

 

Would be something like:

 

<Nominal Diameter>" SCH <Schedule> LE x <Nominal Diameter>" SCH <Schedule> SE

 

So there are two property fields for size and schedule in the spec, but the long description style editor only recognized the first entry for size and schedule. 

 

The workaround I tried was to create 4 new fields:

 

SIZE1

SIZE2

SCH1

SCH2

 

But unfortunately you cannot use custom property fields in the long descriptions. 

 

I have submitted this issue to the development team. 

 

Thank you,

 



Jason Drew
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Re: Concentric, Eccentric Reducers and Reducing Tees

01-25-2012 04:51 PM in reply to: jason.drew

Thanks Jason.  Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

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dry
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Re: Concentric, Eccentric Reducers and Reducing Tees

10-01-2013 07:14 AM in reply to: asalcido

Hello,

 

Does this issue been solved in PLANT 3D 2014?

 

So far I cannot find how to describe (using long description style manager) two-dimensional fittings such reducer or reducing tree. On iso drawing BOM there will be always first (larger) dimension parameters visible (i.e. wall thickness). It is very confusing.

 

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Dominik Ryś

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PeterQuinn
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Re: Concentric, Eccentric Reducers and Reducing Tees

10-07-2013 11:10 AM in reply to: dry

Does this utility from ECAD solve the problem:

http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/PLNT3D/en/Detail/Index?id=appstore.exchange.autodesk.com%3apdoexte...



Peter Quinn
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Autodesk, Inc.

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