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*Truitt, Joe
Message 1 of 4 (69 Views)

Parametric Parts creation

69 Views, 3 Replies
02-14-2003 12:05 AM
First question can we create a new part based on an existing part that is
modified?

Second question is it possible to create a drop cheek radius elbow that will
change elevation?

haven't really tried creating fittings yet there is still many features not
fully documented yet on how to perform certain task and what are the
advantages of doing it one way over the other.
*[Autodesk], jason martin
Message 2 of 4 (69 Views)

Re: Parametric Parts creation

02-14-2003 01:09 PM in reply to: *Truitt, Joe
Hi Joe -

Maybe... It depends on what kind of part it is, and what kind of
modifications you want to create. There are currently three different types
of content available in building systems (actually that's not completely
true, as I'm ignoring style based parts).
1. TOM based parts. These are type types of parts that were used for
fittings in R1 and R2 of ABE and ABM. Users cannot create TOM parts. There
are some potions of TOM based parts that users can edit, but the basic
structure of the parts cannot be changed.
2. Parametric parts, which are new with R3. Parametric parts can be
created either as fittings or MvParts. Users can create Parametric fittings
and MvParts with the parametric portion of content builder.
3. Block based MvParts. These types of parts have been available since R1
and can still be created (or edited) with the block based portion of content
builder.

It should be possible to create a drop cheek radius elbow (and please
forgive me, but I'm not a mechanical guy so that would be something like an
eccentric transitional elbow???)

Most of the features of content builder are documented, but we don't give a
step by step on how to perform operations all given situations. Many times
there may not be an advantage of doing it one way as apposed to another, but
is user preference. You could give virtually any part to anyone two people
on the dev team and they would likely approach the construction of the part
differently. The best method of using content builder is the method that
works for you and the part that you want to create.

jason martin
Autodesk


"Joe Truitt" wrote in message
news:2C51C9D7A091F09B2949C6D9439F32FD@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> First question can we create a new part based on an existing part that is
> modified?
>
> Second question is it possible to create a drop cheek radius elbow that
will
> change elevation?
>
> haven't really tried creating fittings yet there is still many features
not
> fully documented yet on how to perform certain task and what are the
> advantages of doing it one way over the other.
>
>
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Message 3 of 4 (69 Views)

Re: Parametric Parts creation

03-30-2007 10:56 PM in reply to: *Truitt, Joe
there's got to be a better way to learn than poking around, and making mistakes. I saw your tuturials on the autodesk disk and found them a little lacking in info.
*R. Robert Bell
Message 4 of 4 (69 Views)

Re: Parametric Parts creation

03-31-2007 08:16 AM in reply to: *Truitt, Joe
There is also at least one course on Subscription's eLearning.

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R. Robert Bell


wrote in message news:5537265@discussion.autodesk.com...
there's got to be a better way to learn than poking around, and making
mistakes. I saw your tuturials on the autodesk disk and found them a little
lacking in info.
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