AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

Message 11 of 15 (148 Views)

Re: Confessions of a Part Builder Junkie

03-17-2008 01:29 AM in reply to: jdavis417
I will be posting this thing soon for all to disect and (hopefully) show me
the error of my ways (pertaining to Part Builder, of course)! I have a
sneaking suspicion that I'm just not holding my mouth right...

I might be needing the harbor master, his son and a priest to row me back
into port... I'd like to give a "shout out" to my ol' buddy Sammy T for the
inspiration for my little ditty. Dana's reference to the "siren's song" put
me in a nautical state of mind. I'm playing the 80's song "Shakedown
Cruise" over and over till I get this bird off of my neck. It's getting
kinda rank, and the ghosts of those who man the rigging are doing a wild

There is no victory at sea, unless it "mutiny",

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Message 12 of 15 (148 Views)

Re: Confessions of a Part Builder Junkie

03-17-2008 02:56 AM in reply to: jdavis417
Sometime I will watch out the corner of my eye to make shore that it's not working away by it self.
Maybe Part builder should be on the X-files.

It works but does it really? Who is in charge of it? P.A.R.T.B. ?

Message 13 of 15 (148 Views)

Re: Confessions of a Part Builder Junkie

03-17-2008 03:12 AM in reply to: jdavis417
To whom it may concern,

Please find attached, one .zip file consisting of an attempt at a
parametric Flared End Section. It is named "Lucky 14" and I hope it's lucky
for you. If you can make this part display in a drawing please post back
and let us know what it takes to make it work.

After making a copy of your Parts Catalog, you can copy these files
into the US Imperial Structures folder at C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D 2008\enu\Pipes Catalog\US Imperial
Structures . If you want it in a "Custom" folder that does not currently
exist, you can create it normally in the Part Builder and save a "dummy" or
copy of another part there as a placeholder (the folder deletes if empty).
Following the copy, you'll need to regen the Part Catalog by typing
partcatalogregen or selecting the root folder in the Parts Builder, and
choosing the rebuild and check options below. There are some additional
options available by right-clicking on a sub-directory folder, but they
appear to do the same thing.

Good Luck and Happy St. Patricks Day,


Erin Go Bragh!
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Message 14 of 15 (148 Views)

Re: Confessions of a Part Builder Junkie

07-23-2008 02:47 PM in reply to: jdavis417
First, thank you for providing something that Autodesk apparently could not, or would not.

I was able to make the Flared end section work correctly in plan view and 3 dimensionally in object viewer but I first had to open your part in part builder, then "save part family as", (for example I saved it as "18 FES"), then delete all of the values for the other pipes sizes. By doing this I can get the part to look correct in plan view and by snapping the handle to the center point of the end of pipe it will look correct when viewed with object viewer.

However, when the part is drawn in profile view it is inserted with the top-center of the structure at the center-end of pipe.

As the creator of this part (and obvious wizard of the part builder) I was hoping you may be able to provide a possible solution to this problem.

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Message 15 of 15 (148 Views)

Re: Confessions of a Part Builder Junkie

10-01-2008 06:48 AM in reply to: jdavis417
i seem to be having a problem getting your lucky from the post, any ideas how i can get this file from you?

Thank you in advance Edited by: on Oct 1, 2008 10:19 AM
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