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paul.m.graf
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Registered: ‎09-02-2005
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Part Building: Assigning Custom Properties

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08-07-2012 07:49 AM

Does anyone know if it's possible to use a custom properties within part builder to calculate pipe sizes?

 

Within part builder I have created a new parametric part under the rectangular pipe chapter.

This new parametric will represent a electrical conduit ductbank that will vary in size depending on the number of conduits in the ductbank. For example a 2 x 3 ductbank would have 2 columns and 3 rows of a 3" conduit. So the width and height of the rectangualr duct bank would be calculated this configuration. I will have up to 12 rows and coluimns in a single ductbank, so I might have a 10x10, 3x12, 12x 1, etc.

 

I have a custom pipes catalog and within the AeccPartParamCfg.xml I have created 2 custom propertes named ROWS & COLUMNS.

 

My question is can this custom property be used to calculate the the height & width on the rectangular pipe within part builder? Once I draw my pipe I would like the ability to edit ROWS & COLUMNS within the Pipes Properties to change its size. is this possible?  See image below.

 

Pipes catalog.PNG

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SethHall
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Re: Part Building: Assigning Custom Properties

08-09-2012 12:39 PM in reply to: paul.m.graf

Hi Paul-

 

Judging from your screen shot, it appears that you have attempted it and it did not work. I also gave it a shot with no luck. From my perspective it does not seem like this is possible. Anyone else care to chime in with thoughts/suggestions?



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andrewpuller3811
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Re: Part Building: Assigning Custom Properties

08-10-2012 04:27 AM in reply to: paul.m.graf

check out this post by Seth Hall over at Being civil.

 

http://beingcivil.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/07/assigning-optional-properties-to-a-part-size.html

 

and this one over at Design and motion by John Evans

 

 

http://designandmotion.net/autodesk/aec-pages/autocad-civil-3d/civil-3d-part-builder-solutions/#more...

 

If this fixed your issue, click on "Accept as Solution"

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paul.m.graf
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Registered: ‎09-02-2005
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Re: Part Building: Assigning Custom Properties

08-10-2012 06:27 AM in reply to: andrewpuller3811

Thanks.. I have read those links. I have no problem assigning custom properties. The question or problem I have is can a custom property be used to help calculate the part size?

 

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