I am having issues with Throttled Valves show up correctly in the P&ID drawing. I created the new symbols in the ProjectSymbolStyle drawing and added them to the Project Setup. When I try to change a globe valve from OPEN to THROTTLED, it shows as an open gate valve symbol. It still says that it is a globe valve, but doesnt show the valve being hatched on the one side. Any help would be greatly appreciated
OK, A couple of things to check.
-The alternate symbol must be as a second available symbol for that particular class. For example if you are doing something with a ball valve you would go to the ball valve class and add your alternate symbol to that using the "Add Symbols" button.
-Next find the "Normally" property under ball valve and click edit. This is what sets what you see in the open close state command and the block that is associated with it. Property Value is what you see when you click Open/Close State and Block Value is the corresponding block. You can add as many as you want.
-At the "Normally" property click the down arrow for Default Value. It should only show the selections you have put in.
If all of this is set correctly then go to the pulldown above the symbol and see what's there. If there are any symbols that you aren't using get rid of them.
One last thing to check is the GraphicalStyleName property and set that to whatever is your default symbol.
Let me know if any of this works.
The only other suggestion I would have is to run the purge utility in the drawing and see if the gate valve symbol is listed and if so purge it. Other than that just make sure everything is spelled correctly everywhere. I've done stuff were I swear I've checked it 10 ways from Sunday only to check it one more time and find a misspell.
Had a problem once, it works perfectly the first time, but when i start remove and re-add the Symbol List property, it doesn't work anymore.
Check the xml file, its XXX_PnIdPart.xml. Or post it here
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