AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

AutoCAD Plant 3D General DIscussion

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Rcfuss
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2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

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09-07-2011 07:21 AM

I am creating iso's currently and noticed that if I iso a line that has a catalog block it won't see the block and cause an error on the iso and create 2 pages.  If I take the same block and create a custom part, I have no issue.

 

Attached is1 line iso that has been generated with a check valve that has been blocked in a catalog (2 sheets) and the same line that has been blocked through the plantcustomparts command (1 sheet).

 

The facing and pressure class codes match.  This happens to every catalog part I have made.

 

Thank you,

 

 

 

 

 

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awerning
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Message 2 of 16 (292 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-07-2011 09:30 AM in reply to: Rcfuss

When you create a custom catalog part you have to make sure it is assigned a valid SKEY (the symbol that isogen uses).  Have you checked this on your new components?

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Rcfuss
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Message 3 of 16 (282 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-07-2011 11:58 AM in reply to: awerning

I was lookning for this in the catalog editior and could not find this is that where it resides?

 

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awerning
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Message 4 of 16 (281 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-07-2011 12:46 PM in reply to: Rcfuss

I have to go from memory on my explanations of the dialog (cuz my Plant 3D software is at home...and I am not), but...

 

1) Go to the Catalog editor tab

2) Select your components in the lower section (catalog browser)

3) In the upper section, on the "general properties" tab, on the far right are the "component properties"

4) Scroll down to the bottom of that list

 

That's where I remember it...

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RSFAdsk
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Message 5 of 16 (274 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-07-2011 02:10 PM in reply to: awerning

Yes, that's where it is (image attached).  Using plantcustomparts is a good way to test the block based geometry before adding it to a catalog.  It also provides candidates for Iso TYPE and SKEY values that can be used when creating the catalog component.



Richard Frank
AEC Plant Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.
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Rcfuss
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Message 6 of 16 (263 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-07-2011 02:36 PM in reply to: RSFAdsk

Thanks for all the help.  Is there a place where I can find all the SKEY abbreviations?

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RSFAdsk
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Message 7 of 16 (264 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-07-2011 03:19 PM in reply to: Rcfuss

A quick place to start is IsoSkeyAcadBlockMap.xml.  You can also load IsoSymbolStyles.dwg and BEDIT to see the complete list and symbols.  As you assign SKEYs, locating a similar part in the catalog might be the most convienient method. 

We don't document the list, but you can export the catalog to excel, Unprotected Sheet, and Remove Duplicates from the Content Iso Symbol Definition column.



Richard Frank
AEC Plant Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.
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Rcfuss
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Message 8 of 16 (240 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-08-2011 05:38 AM in reply to: RSFAdsk

Do you know where I can find these files.  I can not find any of these files or the drawing when doing a search through windows explorer whether it's in the plant3d directory or in the project directory.

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RSFAdsk
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Message 9 of 16 (236 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-08-2011 06:17 AM in reply to: Rcfuss

The Iso symbol mapping and library settings are project specific.  You can find the files in the Isometric folder in each project (for example: C:\SampleProject\Isometric\IsoSkeyAcadBlockMap.xml).

 

 



Richard Frank
AEC Plant Solutions
Autodesk, Inc.
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Rcfuss
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Message 10 of 16 (232 Views)

Re: 2011 error with Catalog Block vs. Custom Part non-error

09-08-2011 06:30 AM in reply to: RSFAdsk

You keep referring to an ISOMETRIC folder.  The closest thing to that in my project folder is an isogen folder which does not contain the files.

 

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