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How to Create Parametric Graphics?

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10-13-2011 08:55 AM

Hi to everyone,

Anybody knows if is possible to create a Custom Plant 3D Parametrics Graphic to use in Catalog Editor / Create New Component?


If is possible, can you say How?



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Re: How to Create Parametric Graphics?

10-16-2011 01:18 PM in reply to: batone79

The Catalog Builder (in beta stage) might be of help:

Tomislav Golubovic
Plant Solutions Engineer
Autodesk Australia / New Zealand
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: How to Create Parametric Graphics?

10-18-2011 09:29 AM in reply to: TomislavGolubovic

thanks I will test it..!!



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Re: How to Create Parametric Graphics?

09-24-2012 08:12 AM in reply to: batone79

Did you get it to work?

I was wondering the same....

In 2013 this should be part of the software.


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Re: How to Create Parametric Graphics?

09-24-2012 12:52 PM in reply to: snijdam

I would suggest, taking an exisiting catalog - SAVE IT under a different name, then delete all parts.


create a part ( I created pipe, 45 elbows and 90 elbows to start )

export it to excel <file> <export to catalog builder>

edit the parameters <in excel> ( you have to unprotect the worksheet usually )

run the catalog builder

build the catalog

and test it... and repeat editing the parameters untill you understand how they work ( for the most part )


This is basically what I did untill I got a rough understanding on how to build parametric parts.

it seems to work fairly well for imperial parts, it totally bugged out trying to make metric parts.


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