ive seen even for Stainless Steel also
its kind of misleading
First time user, for sure will build the spec with multiple entries of pipes resulting multiple pipe icon appears on the spec pallete. and later on realize he dont want that.
Or maybe its the right way, One Schedule One Icon?
Or One Icon, and Schedule and other properties will be filled inside Edit Parts, just like with the fittings?
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What does the (paper) spec for your project state the SCH should be?
i guess i change my question,
How do you guys Intend the user to load Pipe in the Spec Editor?
1. set the multiple size ranges and select the appropriate Pipe Schedules?
(If this the case, i guess you better add up other schedule like XS, XXS etc...plus do the same thing for the fittings, put those schedule choices to be consistent)
This will result in one schedule one icon for the pipe alone (in dynamic Pallete)
2. Load one set of Pipe range (ex. 3/4" - 24") and in Edit Parts Dialog, edit the schedule there.
(if this the case, i guess those other pipe schedules choices should not be there to avoid confusion)
plus this method will resut in one Icon only for the Pipes (in dynamic Pallete)
The usual practice would have something like difference schedules for different sizes. So for DN15-DN40 it would have a different wall thickness, then DN50-DN150 might be different, then above DN200 might be different again.
Thats the idea of the filters, and whatever the paper spec says for the project. The client (or your company) would dictate what happens at each size range, at each component.
The ones installed by default are a starting point, but ideally, you would edit the spec to suit your project/client/requirements.
I understand the technicality, but what I’m after is the proper procedure in creating spec
So option 1 is the way to build the spec? have a multiple size range with matching appropriate schedules, resulting multiple icon on the spec pallete.
Which means, if the user wants to place some flanges or fittings, and he sees 3 or 4 choices in the pallete, How will he know which one to be pick? Does he need to consult first the spec catalog (paper) to check the schedule before he pick an option?
Regardless of application, designers should be familiar with the contents and uses of the specs they are working with. Spec tools are only there to help them on their way - its not a replacement for thinking.
is it? i thought that spec tool is main part of the program that will make my life easier?
Anyway every one are trying to make it simple for the user now a days. if you can do it in 1 step rather than 3, why not? specially in software business. Well if 3 steps are still better than 1. then so be it.
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