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*Mike
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BS3 catalog use in BS4

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06-27-2003 06:17 AM
I was hoping to use my old catalogs from BS3 in BS4
until a new catalog can be prepared using the BS4 generic catalog.  The
problem I'm having is that BS4 will not recognize the Grooved connector when I
try to use grooved pipe.  Is the Grooved connector name changed somehow
that BS4 doesn't recognize it?  Is there something I can change in the
catalog to make it work?

 

Thanks,
Mike
*Mike
Message 2 of 7 (453 Views)

Re: BS3 catalog use in BS4

06-30-2003 11:46 PM in reply to: *Mike
Can anyone from Autodesk help out about this
problem?  It should be an easy enough fix, how can I get my grooved
connection from ABS3 piping to work in Plumbing 3D?  Is there a way to add
this connection type to the plumbing catalog?   Is it just an XML edit
or some other more hidden process?

 

Thanks,

Mike


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I was hoping to use my old catalogs from BS3 in
BS4 until a new catalog can be prepared using the BS4 generic catalog. 
The problem I'm having is that BS4 will not recognize the Grooved connector
when I try to use grooved pipe.  Is the Grooved connector name changed
somehow that BS4 doesn't recognize it?  Is there something I can
change in the catalog to make it work?

 


size=2>Thanks,
Mike
*[Autodesk], Hakan Wikemar
Message 3 of 7 (453 Views)

Re:

07-01-2003 04:21 PM in reply to: *Mike


style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Hi Mike!

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Just to be clear: The grooved pipe
still exist in ABS4 but in the original Pipe catalog.

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">If you want the grooved pipe to
exist in the Plumbing 3D catalog as well it’s as you say a more hidden
process, but easier :smileyhappy:



style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The easiest way of accomplishing
this would be just to copy the content from the original place into
the catalog structure of 3D plumbing and do a catalogregen on the pipe
catalog.



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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">That is if you would like to copy
the grooved Connection type for Schedule 40 from ABS3 (or ABS 4) into your
plumbing 3d pipe catalog you would have to copy the:

lang=EN-GB>



style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><C:\Program Files\Autodesk
Building Systems 3\Aecb Catalogs 3\Pipe

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">US

lang=EN-GB style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Imperial\Schedule
40\Grooved>



style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Catalog and paste it into
the:



style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><C:\Documents and Settings\All
Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Autodesk Building Systems 2004\R16.0\enu\Aecb
Catalogs 4\Pipe

style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">US

lang=EN-GB style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Imperial\Schedule
40>



style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Catalog

lang=EN-GB>



style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(This is if you have
installed your content in the default location,

lang=EN-US
style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-ansi-language: EN-US">otherwise

lang=EN-GB style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> use your custom
paths)



style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Then you will have to do a
CatalogRegen on the pipe catalog, and then your parts should be
available.



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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">You can also use the Catalog editor
if you want to and drag and drop/copy paste things between different
catalogs.



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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">hth

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style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">/Hakan

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Can anyone from Autodesk help out about this
problem?  It should be an easy enough fix, how can I get my grooved
connection from ABS3 piping to work in Plumbing 3D?  Is there a way to
add this connection type to the plumbing catalog?   Is it just an
XML edit or some other more hidden process?

 

Thanks,

Mike


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">

I was hoping to use my old catalogs from BS3 in
BS4 until a new catalog can be prepared using the BS4 generic catalog. 
The problem I'm having is that BS4 will not recognize the Grooved connector
when I try to use grooved pipe.  Is the Grooved connector name changed
somehow that BS4 doesn't recognize it?  Is there something I can
change in the catalog to make it work?

 


size=2>Thanks,
Mike
*[Autodesk], Hakan Wikemar
Message 4 of 7 (453 Views)

Re: BS3 catalog use in BS4

07-01-2003 04:33 PM in reply to: *Mike
Hi Mike!

 

I just changed my catalog in options to use the
ABS3 Pipe catalog and I can use the grooved connector...

Is it just the grooved connector that you can't
use? If you go into the pipe preferences and change to grooved connector,
can you see anything in the table or is it empty?

Have you tried and do a catalogregen after
switching catalogs? (I didn't have to, but you never know)

If you use the ABS2004 Pipe US Imperial Catalog can
you use the grooved connection then?

 

If nothing of this helps could you zip and post/or
send me your catalog and I'll try it and check and see if I can
find anything wrong with it. 

Thanks

 

/Hakan



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I was hoping to use my old catalogs from BS3 in
BS4 until a new catalog can be prepared using the BS4 generic catalog. 
The problem I'm having is that BS4 will not recognize the Grooved connector
when I try to use grooved pipe.  Is the Grooved connector name changed
somehow that BS4 doesn't recognize it?  Is there something I can
change in the catalog to make it work?

 


size=2>Thanks,
Mike
*Mike
Message 5 of 7 (453 Views)

Re: BS3 catalog use in BS4

07-01-2003 08:12 PM in reply to: *Mike
Hakan,

 

I posted a picture of the error message and a
small file of Acid fittings in the Autocad.customer-files area with the same
subject.  If you put the Items in your piping folder then try to use them,
you will most likely get the same error I get.

 

Thanks,

Mike

 

 
*[Autodesk], Lars-Ake Johansson
Message 6 of 7 (453 Views)

Re:

07-08-2003 12:03 AM in reply to: *Mike
Hi Mike,

 

I tested the parts that you posted under customer
files...

 

There is one vital part missing - the connector.
Don't know if you have it on your computer and just missed to attached it to the
file, but if I defined the connector, your parts worked on my
computer.

 

Attaching a zip file to the posting in customer
files.

 

 

Regards

Lars-Ake Johansson

Autodesk QA

 


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Hakan,

 

I posted a picture of the error message and
a small file of Acid fittings in the Autocad.customer-files area with the same
subject.  If you put the Items in your piping folder then try to use
them, you will most likely get the same error I get.

 

Thanks,

Mike

 

 
*Mike
Message 7 of 7 (453 Views)

Re:

07-13-2003 08:50 AM in reply to: *Mike
Thanks for the fix.  I didn't need the
connector part in the old BS3 catalogs, so didn't think to add them here, but
that fixed the problem.  Sorry that I didn't thank you earlier, but I
managed to get away on a short vacation.   Thanks again.

 

Mike


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Hi Mike,

 

I tested the parts that you posted under customer
files...

 

There is one vital part missing - the connector.
Don't know if you have it on your computer and just missed to attached it to
the file, but if I defined the connector, your parts worked on my
computer.

 

Attaching a zip file to the posting in customer
files.

 

 

Regards

Lars-Ake Johansson

Autodesk QA

 


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">

Hakan,

 

I posted a picture of the error
message and a small file of Acid fittings in the Autocad.customer-files
area with the same subject.  If you put the Items in your piping folder
then try to use them, you will most likely get the same error I
get.

 

Thanks,

Mike

 


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